At Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, the 30-year-old Philadelphia rapper was a victim of a heist.

According to the Los Angeles Times and TMZ, Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed today (September 12) during a restaurant robbery attempt. The artist was shot many times, according to the police, and brought to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The artist was robbed of his jewels by the unidentified assailants at the Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant on Main Street and Manchester Avenue. Aged 30, he was.

He was raised in Philadelphia’s Germantown district. Rakim Hasheem Allen was born there on December 9, 1991. Pastorius and Baynton streets in his birthplace are the inspiration for his stage moniker, PnB Rock. When Allen was three years old, his father was murdered, and he lost a father figure in his uncle when he was fifteen. He received a 33-month jail term when he was 19 years old.

A lament for the violence he had witnessed as a youngster, “My City Needs Something” was released by him in 2014. The song’s music video shows a young basketball player who has been shot. In 2016, he told the FADER, “People were dying, and people were being killed by officers.” I’ll cry if I hear that music, the person said.

2014 saw PnB Rock release his first R&B record, which caught the ear of Atlantic Records, who swiftly released “Jealous,” his breakout collaboration with Fetty Wap, in 2015. He was a part of the 2017 XXL “Freshman Class,” and he later released two solo albums, Catch These Vibes in 2017 and GTTM: Goin’ Thru the Motions in 2019. He collaborated with Pop Smoke on the song “Ordinary” in 2020 and King Von and him on the song “Rose Gold” in 2021. Songs with Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, and A Boogie with da Hoodie are just a few of his other notable career-spanning collaborations.