"Rest In Peace," Fabolous & ByrdGang Records Bid Farewell to Stack Bundles

 Both Fabolous and Jim Jones' ByrdGang Records released statements today (June 12) expressing their grief over the passing of rapper Stack Bundles, who was shot and killed in New York yesterday (June 11).

Bundles (born Rayquon Elliott) was shot once in head and once in the neck in the lobby of his Far Rockaway building early Monday morning. He was 24 years old.

"Where do we begin? The Dipset/ByrdGang family is deeply saddened by our loss. Not only did we lose a member but we lost a brother and a friend," manager Yandy Smith said. "Bundles was a joy to be around, charming, very intelligent, compassionate and concerned about the upliftment and enrichment of his community and the people in it. Unfortunately his goals and aspirations were cut short by the hands of dream stealers."

"We can not stress enough that a young star's light was put out before he had a chance to shine in front of the world," she continued. "We would like this to be a lesson to the rap game...too many of our talented artists are losing the battle of life before their voices have a chance to be heard. Something must change..."

Bundles, who hails from Queens, made a name for himself in New York's mixtape circuit via collaborations with DJ Clue, Fabolous and Joe Budden. After recently signing to Jim Jones' Byrd Gang Records, Bundles has appeared on Jones' third album, Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) and The Dipset Xmas album.

"First and foremost I want to say rest in peace to Stack and condolences to his family," Fabolous said. " He was a good dude, who was eager at his chance to bring his music to the world. It's a shame he was cut short on his chance. On behalf of me and Street Fam, I send my love... God Bless."

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