Dallas-based rapper Mo3 — real name Melvin Noble — has been shot and killed after an incident on a freeway in his hometown. In a statement to HollywoodLife.com, the Dallas PD spokesman explained Melvin A. Noble was shot multiple times by the unknown Black male suspect, who fled the scene in a dark color sedan. Mo3 was in a vehicle traveling on northbound on Dallas’ I-35E around noon local time on Nov. 11. A suspect armed with a gun got out of a dark car behind him, and approached Melvin’s vehicle. Mo3 then exited and began running southward on the freeway.
1. Mo3 has been the victim of a prior shooting. He was shot in the head in Dec. 2019, but survived the attack. He shared a video moments after the alleged targeted attack with blood coming from his head.
2. Mo3’s grisly shooting scene was captured on video. Bystanders on the freeway shared videos to social media of people working on Mo3, giving him CPR before paramedics arrived to rush him to a local hospital. He was seen lying face up on his back while wearing a purple track suit.
RIP MO3 he was so talented 💔 pic.twitter.com/OUwcqiItRI
— GLOCK (@GlockRivers) November 11, 2020
3. Mo3 was an up and coming star on the hip hop scene. He was signed to Boosie Badazz’s Bad Azz Music label and had three albums to his name. In addition to rapping, he had a gorgeous singing voice, which you can hear in the above videos. For those who hadn’t picked up his albums, Mo3 shared his talent via his Instagram page and Instagram live sessions. During an Aug. 13 video, he strummed a gun like it was a guitar and wrote, “Pray Fa me Amen,” in the caption, before bursting into song to Bobby Billions‘ tune “Outside.”
4. Mo3 is the second up and coming rapper to die in the last five days. Atlanta rapper King Von was among those involved in a fatal shooting at ATL’s Monaco Hookah Lounge in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 6. He sadly passed away at just 26-years-old.
5. Mo3 came from nothing and worked hard to get where he was. In a July 17 Instagram post, the rapper wrote, “I tell God I’m thankful every day I wake up sometimes I just pull the car over and pray because I can’t believe I’m here.” He admitted that he dropped out of school in ninth grade and “did so much jail time had it hard finding my purpose in life” He turned his life around from being homeless and living the gang lifestyle, to sleeping in his car and focusing on becoming a hip hop star and hitting the recording studio. “I always said I might be the brokest in the room but My heart bigger then my pockets,” Mo3 wrote.