T.I. Says ‘Disturbing’ Doe B Posthumous Album Cover Will Be Replaced
Fans of late rapper Doe B are happy to hear of new music but troubled over the album artwork for his posthumous album No Life After Death.
In 2013, the promising southern rapper was killed in his hometown of Montgomery, Ala., at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill. The club shooting also resulted in the death of 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson, and injured six others. Doe, born Glenn Thomas, was a member of T.I.’s Grand Hustle’s Hustle Gang and garnered buzz with his mixtape Baby Jesus. On Thursday (March 9), Doe’s Instagram page was updated with two photos which showed the 22 -year-old in his casket. The captioned promised fans the album, No Life After Death, expected to be released in June.
The rapper’s manager DJ Frank White allegedly claimed the rapper’s mother was in favor of the album cover, but several other family members like the mother of his children have come forward to condemn the image. The images were then deleted from the Instagram account.
Fans have also shared their thoughts on the cover.
— Kanise Wiggins (@PATTYGOTCAKE) March 9, 2017
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UPDATE: 10:30 PM EST
Doe B’s manager DJ Frank White has stated on social media that the rapper’s posthumous album will no longer be released. The announcement comes after fans voiced concern over the album’s artwork, which showed the late rapper in a casket.
UPDATE: 3/10 6:03 P.M.
T.I. has issued a statement declaring that the album will be released—with a different cover. “That cover is unauthorized and since we’ve found out about it has been stricken from the record,” he said in a Tweet Friday afternoon (March 10). “The album is still coming [and] now that we’re involoved, things will be moving a lot differently.”
— T.I. (@Tip) March 10, 2017