Rapper Slim Dunkin Shot at Atlanta Recording Studio
Rapper Slim Dunkin, part of Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly, was fatally shot at an Atlanta recording studio Friday evening. The rapper born Mario Hamilton was getting ready for a video shoot with Gucci Mane when he got into an altercation in the studio. From there, he was shot in the chest with a handgun at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Hamilton was then taken to Memorial Grady Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to reports, 13 to 20 people where inside the recording studio, but the gunman has not been identified, and his weapon has not been found. Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows told the Associated Press: “Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation. We don't know what that altercation was about."
Since Friday, the Atlanta police are still piecing the story together. Eight out of the 20 possible witnesses in the studio have been questioned, but each individual recounted the event differently. Meadows said to the press: “Right now we're just trying to . . . identify who may have seen what, really just trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. It seems everybody witnessed something very different. We're just trying to go back and make sense of everything."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Hamilton, Gucci Mane, and others in the studio had plans later to attend a pre-Christmas part at the E.S.S.O. club, about a mile away from the studio.
Hamilton is considered a childhood friend of Waka Flocka Flame’s and was an up-and-comer in the hip-hop world. Although he never released an album, he put out a mixtape featuring Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash, and Pastor Troy and had a guest appearance on Waka Flocka Flame track “Fuck the Club Up.”