Danny " D-Boy " .... One Sad True Story in my Old Hip Hop World !! Rest in Peace D !!

Posted by Denis | Posted on 8:34 AM

D-Boy [1967-1990] R.I.P.

Danny Rodriguez also known as D-Boy died on October 6 of 1990 at the age of 22. He was born on November 10, 1967. His parents Cookie and Demi Rodriguez were involved in an anti-gang violence program in Dallas, Texas. From Portorican descent this gifted MC rapped about gang life, but also about his faith in God. He was a counselor and tutor at Street Church Acadamy, the ministry his parents started for teens.
He got murdered close to his home. Excerpt from Contemporary Christian Music, nr. 5, (volume 13) 1990.

D-Boy [...] was shot once in the chest near his East Dallas appartment complex just before 4 A.M., presumably he was returning from a date. It was not known for certain whether he was actually in his car at the time, although after he was shot he managed to drive a few blocks before striking a curb, hitting a pole and fliiping over twice. [...] he died about an hour after the shooting during surgery at baylor University Medical Center as doctors attempted to remove the bullet.

No suspects were apprehended for this crime. His producer Tim Miner remembers in the same article that friends encouraged Danny to move to a safer part of town. Danny's reaction was " I don't think I'll grow an old man". As if he knew what was ahead of him. His second album "The lyrical strength of one street poet" was completed a week before his death and scheduled to be released in November 1990. D-Boy is remembered as a man of God in his actions and relelationships and a hip hop talent, that sadly enough never realised it's full potential. 

 Danny "D-Boy" Rodriguez was a Christian rap artist. 1986 

Comments (2)

In all respect of the story and D Boy... Telling a kid the bibel is the answer for everything is just plain stupid. It is not gonna to get you anywere, espescially when you live in the ghetto. You just get a reality check every single day.As D Boy did. The bibel didn't save his life. And again I say this with the most respect for him and the story.It is a sad story indeed because he did try to make a difference and he tried to do good in his own way.
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