Rapper Tall T Murdered, Dead At 23

Tall T was shot and killed in broad daylight.

Rapper Tyrone “Tall T” Franklin was murdered on Tuesday in broad daylight while sitting on a park bench.

According to News 10, the 23-year-old up-and-comer was with his girlfriend at the Long Park in Stockton, California. He was approached by the assailant and tapped on the shoulder. When he turned around, the suspect shot and killed him. Police have no suspect or motive for the murder.  

Tall T planned to release a new album this summer. His friends told the station that they plan on making sure that the LP is completed and released.

HipHopDX sends its condolences to Tall T’s family during this difficult time.

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56 Comments

  • Anonymous

    it is what it is considering most of the lesser known bay area rappers are still in the drug game...

  • HA HA tall t is dead

    who cares he was probley another thug low iq rapper who wouldnt even contribute nothing to socity kill that nigger haaa fuck tall t fucking nigger

  • White

    Funny how the africans are going to harvard and studying to be doctors, engineers while the kneegro american blacks we have here are nothing but useless killing thugs whos whole culture is to kill how pathetic i also find it funny that africans distance themselfs form the kneegrow black americans lol they even think lowly of you low iq dead beats Blacks kill each other for no reason all you kneegros want ot be is rappers and gangsters why dont you read a book study get a job youve been here 400years go do somthing seems like everyones passing you these days

    • Nasir

      White, not only are you proving that you are uneducated, by generalizing an entire diverse ethnic group of Black Americans, assuming that African Americans " are nothing but useless killing thugs whos(e) whole culture is to kill"; you also have compared your generalization to a very small percentage of usually privileged, elite representatives from various African nations, considering the fact the the homicide rate in many African nations is tripled that of the U.S. So, not only have you attempted to make a comparison of welathy foreigners vs. a stereotype of impoverished Blacks (saying that it applies to all, when obviously it does not), you have managed to lie by saying that Africans disassociate with African Americans, when that too is not true. Homicide is not a Black thing, it's a human flaw that doesn't discriminate. Just b/c you are a racist, doesn't make your fabricated lies appropriate for this forum, or realistic in any way. Save your fairy tales for the Nazi storm front forums, kid. LMAO.

  • Doubl Negative

    Never heard of dude, RIP regardless to the young Brother. Our people need more solidarity in our community if we're to compete with other races. I can't understand the mindset of a Black man that will take life of another Brother. The sad thing is, Tall T'll probably become another statistic. Let's hope this bullshit ceases soon, shit's gettin' outta control.

  • cosbysweater

    these articles should be called "black man who rapped get's killed" not "rapper killed" cus these guys are random dudes who weve never heard of and the fact is young black men get killed like this everyday, sad but true. therefore, I has no real relevance to hip hop. #sorry

    • tenpac35

      Not true, I'm a 52 yr old woman living in Colorado and I knew who Tall T was. Big fan of his on Youtube! He was a truly gifted rapper who's punchlines were complete knockouts and funny as hell. He was definitely on the rise real fast.

    • anonymous

      check his name on youtube, dude was relevant to tens of thousands of people.

  • Anonymous

    THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. TALL TEA IN YA MOUTH. EXTRA SWEETENER. DECAF.

  • J.J. Tucker

    Stop being blind. Check out HOW TO CONTROL PEOPLE: POLITICAL MANIPULATION available on Nook!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    George Zimmerman strikes again.

  • Really??

    IdontKnow who dude was but before all "WE need to do better" post start coming(pause) I want to premptively strike down that decry...WE didnt do anything WE dont need to do anything. YOU might but WE dont. STOP MARGINILIZING MY ECLECTIC GROUP OF PEOPLE BY PUNITIVELY COLLECTIVISING INDIVIDUAL ACTS OF STUPIDITY...thank u and good night.

  • Ramon Bravo

    people dont know but stockton is tough like that thats where the Diaz brothers( ufc fighters nate and nick) are from. i think its only second tom oakland in violence in cali

  • J.O

    This senseless violence in our young community is total non-sense. How about you pick up a fucking book instead of a gun and educate yourself. Shits ridiculous, now someone's son is gone at 23! Had a whole life to live..

  • HHFAN

    Blacks (at least those in that environment) do not respect each others lives. We hold no value toward the existence of our race.

    • Really???

      How is that true beyond just your perception of it being true. I have seen no polling data or studies that reflect that all blacks do not respect lives. STOP PERPETUATING PROPOGANDA and SOP TEACHING YOUR KIDS TRICK KNOWLEDGE.your perception is not reality...thank you and good night

    • Anonymous

      Sad but true

  • yallajoke

    smh. another fatherless child... you "n^&&as" gonna keep killing each other off over nothing... and till there's none of you left. congrats. keep up the good work.

  • RIP Tall T

    G.O.A.T. hands down, nuff said.

  • Anonymous

    Ok. Well, I bought some new Ray Bans today.

  • Anonymous

    Y'all are heartless cowards commenting this reckless shit on here and would piss/shit your skirts being in his situation before being blasted. I've never heard of him, but giving my RIP nonetheless. Young up-and-coming rapper slain like that. This is becoming too common and shit's gotta change...

  • slick

    his girl might of set him up don't sleep

    • Ke

      First off my cousin loved this man with all her heart and some. You don't know the situation ,so you can't speak on it. He's another brother who was trying to do something with himself and this is the end result.

  • Anonymous

    This shit is ridiculous...how do you kill a man in broad daylight, just like that. Another young life wasted over some bullshit, damn.

  • Anonymous

    I bet this was over some battle. I bet you. somebody caught feelings.

  • Anonymous

    Conceited killed this dudes career a long time ago. but seriously how you gon shoot a nigga when he with his girl ? in broad day light ? c'mon now, what is this the 90's in Compton ?

  • Fuck Tall T

    die fucker die fucker fucker fucker die die

    • mickos holmes

      in reply to (FUCK TALL T) you hatin ass bitch ass nigga i be in stockton all day faget say that shit to somebody that love um see what happen!!!! i didnt even fuck wit tall like that but thats fucked up that nigga got smacked on some j cat behind the back tap on the shoulder shit that nigga gone pay repects dont disrespect BITCH!!!

    • mickos holmes

      fuck u nigga!!!!

    • Fish

      Please don't feed the troll

  • Anonymous

    Murdering a man chilling with his girl is downright low. My heart goes out to his loved ones.

  • slick

    rip but conceited already murdered him

    • Mr. Awesome

      He was a pretty good battle rapper who is comin' up. Check him out on youtube, and while you're @ it, check out GrindTime, URL (aka SMACK), King of the Dot, No Coast, Don't Flop, Real Talk, the Jungle, etc. Really good battles man, you're missin' out. RIP to Tall T though man, this is just senseless......

  • Anonymous

    YMCMB keeps winning btw..........just to remind everyone on this article.

  • kennyken

    i'm black, but dare i say this...this bullshit we do is fucking ignorant.

  • honest truth

    R.I.P Tall T too young but the Most High is all knowing and has his arms around him and his family .when they reminise over you my God.

  • youngsta

    stop killin all da young niggas. m-bone, lil phat and now tall t. i swear it must be some old hatin ass niggas plottin to kill all da young niggas because they always say we are wack and shouldn't be rappin so they bring us down and try to kill us. u never know if this guy could've made the next illmatic for you old niggas to stop hatin. rip tall t!

    • Anonymous

      u must be a yung dummy dat still live with they mommy..cut the cord n let go of the nipple dog..age aint nuttin but numbers..he died cuz a bitch set him up..

  • Anonymous

    this is why god is going to take our live very soon

  • Anonymous

    People are just sick yo' Cetain things are just not WORTH the altercation. I hope whoever did this IS CAUGHT SOON and HIM and HIS ACOMPLACES are locked up for LIFE and rot in the Prison in which they are CAGED.

  • Anonymous

    This had to be personal...I wonder what happened?

  • Anonymous

    niggas gotta change they ways. we aint gettin nowhere with this endless cycle. other mutha fuckas are always left to make money off our deaths. if not our intellectual property...its off funeral costs and arrangements.

  • Anonymous

    Very sad and senseless, cutting short potential before its ever realised. This has put a new wind in my drive to accomplish my goals because you never know when its your time, RIP.

  • hannibal

    poor kid. r.i.p.

  • DYNASTY

    This dude was legendary

    • Fuck Tall T

      nigga please don't make me laugh you never heard of this nigga and you KNOW that!!! stop faking, this nigga wasn't shit, nobody knew him then and nobody will know him now.

  • Anonymous

    now let's start the dickriding all the fake ass niggaz are going to say how legendary this dude was etc.

  • Young Playas Gon Get It Together

    damn dude was just coming up. R.I.P.

  • harveybabyyy

    damn Moment of Silence, I swear i just read his name somewhere else.

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