Aspiring Rapper “Kenny Clutch” Shot Dead in Las Vegas Strip

By Lora Neng
February 22, 2013

As much as the media bemoans the escalation of public hostilities between rap personalities, sometimes they do not even have the chance of gaining name recognition before being taken down by violence. Kenneth Cherry Jr., aka Kenny Clutch, was one such novice aggressively killed in what the LA Times called “a spectacular predawn shooting” yesterday on the Las Vegas Strip.

“Out of everyone I know in the rapping industry, there is no way I would have ever, ever expected to find that he was shot on the Las Vegas Strip in such an aggressive manner,” said Cherry’s attorney Vicki Greco. “He didn’t have a [criminal] record or a history. He was just a good kid trying to make it and be a good father.”

Cherry was driving his Maserati at the early hour of 4:20 a.m. when a Range Rover leaving the Aria resort hotel intersected his car and opened fire. The bullet-ridden sports car slammed into a Yellow cab, which exploded, killing the driver and passenger inside. Four other vehicles were also impacted, ending with a fiery explosion in the street. The deceased’s family is flying out from Oakland to claim his body.

Photo credit: AP/Erik Lackey

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13 Comments for “Aspiring Rapper “Kenny Clutch” Shot Dead in Las Vegas Strip”

  1. stef

    This story is terrible. Again, another young person dies. Why would anyone want to hurt this guy if he was a good guy living a good life. Possibly, trying to be a rapper and driving a fancy car will lead to others being jealous and act out. Sad!

  2. EDouble

    f#@$k this sh*% Imma find the two guys in the range rover that did this sh*%

  3. rr3t

    their family was lost really….stabbed, shot, prostitution guys……

  4. rr3t

    that’s $435 hundred thousand

  5. rr3t

    tis rolls on they own name

  6. rr3t

    look jabba & anime n san andreaS

  7. rr3t

    …black kids like lowrider shirts?

  8. rr3t

    the craig mack is dope no doubt

  9. rr3t

    …….ki*lah katz peACe……..

  10. rr3t

    invests money in pahrump

  11. rr3t

    der u go k poppers

  12. rr3t

    cloak & dagger (moon styLE)…..

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