"Pop, Lock & Drop It" rapper Huey has sadly passed away at the age of thirty-two.

Keep scrolling to find out more about the life of this iconic name in hip hop...

It has just been announced that "Pop, Lock & Drop It" rapper Huey has passed away.

He was only thirty-two-years-old.

Born in 1989 as Lawrence Franks Jr...

The rapper hailed from St. Louis, Missouri.

He moved to the Walnut Park neighborhood of St. Louis when he was 5...

And he returned to St. Louis County as a teenager.

Huey often spoke about the heavy drug use in his community...

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And his experiences of being brought up in a "rough area" surrounded by violence and drug use went on to inspire rap lyrics later in his life.

As he approached adulthood, the rapper came up with the name "Huey"...

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And he rose to fame with his songs "Oh" and "Pop, Lock & Drop It."

Huey was featured on a series of mixtapes...

One of which, Unsigned Hype, sold out of its run of 8,000 copies and was noticed by producer TJ Chapman, who introduced the rapper to Vice President of A&R at Jive Records, Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright, in 2006.

Huey's debut album for the label, Notebook Paper, was released in mid-2007.

It was described by All Music as sounding like a mixture of Nelly, Chingy, and Ludacris, and the album reached number twenty-six on the Billboard 200 chart and number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Huey's second album, Redemption, was released on September 14 2010, after many delays...

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The first official single from the album was "Smile and Wave", which features Dorrough and was released on June 15, 2010. 

And then in 2013, Huey announced that he had officially signed with Waka Flocka Flame's label Brick Squad Monopoly...

And he spoke of how he was working on a third album. His mixtape, titled Project H, was released in 2014 but nothing much came of it, sadly.

The rapper has remained fairly quiet over the last few years...

And it had emerged recently that he had started his own clothing business which was looking hopeful.

But tragedy struck on June 25.

TMZ reported that Huey lost his life late on Thursday evening.

The rapper is survived by his thirteen-year-old daughter.

This is a terrible loss.

Tributes have been flooding in for Huey since the news was announced...

And people are clearly shaken by this loss.

Fans have been left devastated...

And members of the hip hop community have been paying their respects.

But what exactly happened?

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According to TMZ, Huey was one of 2 men who was shot on Thursday night in St. Louis County.

The second man who was shot survived from his injuries...

And police believe the shootings to be related.

Huey's death is now being investigated by police...

And we sincerely hope that the people responsible are held accountable for their actions soon.

Way too many black people die in the streets here in America...

And things need to change very soon.

This is a developing story...

So make sure to stay posted for further updates.

Rest in Peace, Huey.

Our deepest condolences go out to his family during this terrible time.