Philadelphia’s city council has unanimously passed a resolution in honor of the late PnB Rock, as Metro Philadelphia reports. Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson introduced the motion earlier this month, citing his community advocacy against gun violence. The rapper was shot and killed on September 12 at the age of 30.
“He definitely represented a generation of young people that need help when it comes to issues of trauma around gun violence, when it comes to the issue of providing them opportunities, but most importantly, making sure they have a voice and a seat at the table,” Johnson said when he introduced the resolution on September 15, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The musician born Rakim Allen was killed while being robbed at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in Los Angeles. He grew up in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, taking his stage name from the intersection of Pastorius and Baynton streets, near where he grew up. His final album was 2019’s TrapStar Turnt PopStar, and in more recent years, he’d released collaborative tracks with the late Pop Smoke and King Von. He issued one more single, “Luv Me Again,” on September 2, a week and a half before his death.