One of two pioneering emcees shot in Louisville, Ky., early Monday has succumbed to his injuries. Donald “Donnie McFly” Mattingly passed away a day after he and fellow Louisville rap staple, Jassiem “Father Jah” Anderson, were shot after leaving a concert at a local club.
Police responded to the shooting around 2:30 a.m. Both men were rushed to the University of Louisville Hospital, where 36-year-old Mattingly died Tuesday. He is survived by seven children, ranging from ages 5 to 16.
Mattingly was hailed by some as the “Godfather of Kentucky Hip Hop.” Also known as “Wreck D MiC," Mattingly co-founded the label Unstoppable Sound with Anderson.
“These guys were the people making the hip hop cassette tapes here in Louisville,” said Nappy Roots member and Louisville native B. Stille. They inspired artists like myself.”
A Go Fund Me page has been started to raise money for Mattingly's funeral and to help support his children.
Police have not made any arrests in the shootings.
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(Photo: Donnie McFly via Twitter)