California Rapper 18veno Shot Dead

California Rapper 18veno Shot Dead

Armoni McNeill

Another rapper has been shot dead.

Rising South California rapper 18veno has been shot dead. The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill on January 23rd, 2021. 

An investigation by the York County Sheriff’s Department is still ongoing.

The rapper, real name Paul Harts, was known for channeling the sounds of southern trap within his music, citing the likes of Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Gucci Mane as his influences.

Known for tracks such as “Cops & Robbers” and “1942,” 18veno experienced a breakthrough in 2020, during which he released multi-song musical projects “Pablo” and the extended play “R4z.”

Discussing his desire to establish the wider name of South Carolina artists, he told Lyrical Lemonade, who is ran by Cole Bennett, an American business executive, videographer, and music video director, last year: “We ain’t on like we’re supposed to be, yet. It’s up to us at this point it’s up to the artists that SC has right now. I wanna be one of the ones that helps put us on at a worldwide level.” Paying tribute on Twitter, Jetsonmade shared a video of 18veno, saying: “Long Live 18veno I love u lil brudd.”

Another fan wrote: “rip 18veno man felt like he was destined for great things in the industry, anyone watching regional scenes saw the potential.”