Rapper Young Greatness’ star was undeniably rising. It wasn’t long before the artist became well-known; in fact, he was already on the road to success thanks to the placement of his single on music boards, his appearance on a TV program, and record label signings. The artist’s life, however, was tragically cut short in an awful turn of events.
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Biography of Young Greatness
Theodore Joseph Jones III was born in New Orleans on September 19, 1984. His stage name was Young Greatness. His family moved from New Orleans to Houston after Hurricane Katrina, even though he was born there. He liked to listen to artists like Juvenile, Jay-Z, and Biggie Smalls when he was younger. His 2015 song “Moolah,” which reached number 85, was on the Billboard Hot 100.
Artists like Bun B and Mike Jones, who are well-known in the Houston scene, started to take notice of him. In the end, this led to a deal in 2015 with the record label Quality Control Music and Motown.
Rolling Stone’s 2016 list of “10 New Artists You Need to Know” included the rapper. The rapper later performed “Moolah” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that same year.
How Did Young Greatness Die?
The New Orleans Police Department responded to a call about a shooting in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue at 1:35 a.m. on October 29, 2018. The cook working at the Waffle House at the time of the incident claimed he was the victim who rushed by the restaurant’s window before collapsing. The 34-year-old rapper was discovered by police with gunshot wounds, and a vehicle had been stolen from the crime site.
As reported by Nola, three individuals were later arrested; Donald Reaux, 38, Donny Maxwell, 18, and Lovance Wix,16, a juvenile, were charged with second-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to obstruct justice. According to a 2019 article by Complex, Young Greatness was in New Orleans at the time, attending a funeral.
Using security footage, Reaux, Wix, and Maxwell were identified and apprehended during an attack in a parking lot. The New Orleans Police Department termed the crime as “a bungled heist” because it was unknown whether or not the culprits knew Young Greatness prior to their attack.
Even though the case looks like a failed armed robbery, “Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly” goes into great detail about what actually happened that night.
Theodore Joseph Jones III was an artist known by the stage name Young Greatness. His 2015 song “Moolah,” which reached number 85, was on the Billboard Hot 100. Jones’s life was tragically cut short in an awful turn of events at the age of 20. In October 2018, rapper Young Greatness was shot and killed in New Orleans. Three individuals were charged with second-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. In 2015, his song “Moolah” was named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know”.