Hundreds turnout for vigil for slain rapper

Hundreds turnout for vigil for slain rapper

While hundreds mourned a local rapper killed at a recording studio, neighbors near the business began a fight to shut the place down.

ATLANTA — While hundreds mourned a local rapper killed at a recording studio, neighbors near the business began a fight to shut the place down.
 
Trentavious White, a.k.a. Bankroll Fresh, died in a shooting at street execs recording  studioFriday.
 
Channel 2's Matt Johnson was there as neighbors listened to several ideas mentioned Tuesday night including creating new permits or declaring the studio a nuisance.
 
People add to a small memorial for Bankroll Fresh outside the studio Tuesday night.
 
But in southwest Atlanta a much larger crowd came to pay their respects at a vigil.
 
Friends, family, and fans showed up to honor the 28-year-old rapper.
 
"It's a sad moment but it's a celebration out here, everybody came out here," said friend Sereta Blackman.
 
The rapper died in a shooting at Street Execs recording studio on Defoor Place on Friday night.
 
The large crowd listened to his music Tuesday night while his family mourned the up and coming artist.

"Very great guy, real, real, down to earth," said Darrell Walker, White's uncle.
 
Meanwhile neighbors near the recording studio held a special meeting to discuss ways to go after the owner of the studio.
 
Six months ago they say there was a different shooting at the studio and the owner who lives out of state was put on notice.
 
"We need to have this business closed down and they can take their equipment somewhere else," said Atlanta City Councilman Andres Dickens.
 
Dickens lives in the Underwood Hills neighborhood and says he and other council members are reviewing their options.
 
"Maybe a studio might need a special use permit that may need some sort of distance requirement between the studio and the next house or neighborhood," Dickens said.
 
Jim Schmitt showed Johnson the shell casings he found at his house after he says one of the bullets from Friday's shooting hit his door.
 
He wants new tenants in the studio.
 
"After this and the time before, maybe it's time," Schmitt said.
 
A representative for the owner was at the meeting and told Johnson that music recordings at the studio have been suspended indefinitely.
 
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner was also there and told Johnson they are reviewing surveillance video and are confident they will find the killer.