10 Tragic Hip-Hop Deaths: Scott La Rock
Twenty-five-year-old Boogie Down Productions DJ Scott La Rock was attempting to help a good friend when he was killed in a hail of bullets 25 years ago.
According to reports, fellow BDP member and rapper D-Nice was attacked by a group of men who were angry over his involvement with one of the male's ex-girlfriends. Afterwards, Scott La Rock agreed to help D diffuse the situation by going on a search for his attackers.
La Rock, D-Nice and three other men traveled to the South Bronx's Highbridge Homes Projects in a Jeep looking for the men. As the BDP crew left the area, bullets struck the vehicle and Scott La Rock was shot in the neck. He later died in the hospital operating room. Two men were arrested and charged with his murder but were acquitted at the trial.