Wu-Tang Member Shyheim “The Rugged Child” Turns Himself In For Hit-And-Run Murder: Makes Video Asking For Help With Defensive Fund! [Video]

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This is where the thug-rap culture will get you… Lil Mouse!!!


Hip hop artist Shyheim Franklin, a long-time ally of the Wu-Tang Clan, was reportedly behind the wheel in a New Year’s Day hit-and-run incident that left a 29-year-old bakery worker dead.

The 36-year-old rapper turned himself in to police on Wednesday in connection with the New Brighton accident, according to multiple reports.

Felipe Avila of Tompkinsville was killed in the early morning crash, after Franklin allegedly ran a stoplight.

The rapper is understood to be facing a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a class D felony. At the time of the accident, he was out on $10,000 bail following his April 2013 arrest on gun and drug possession charges.

Franklin, who is a cousin of Ghostface Killah, got into hip hop at a young age. He was just 14 when “On & On” was a moderate hit back in 1993. The single appeared on his debut album, “AKA The Rugged Child,” which was released the following year.

Through his career, he’s performed under such monikers as Manchild, Little Shyheim and The Rugged Child and he has worked with the likes of RZA, Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G. and on numerous occasions, Wu-Tang Clan. Over the past two decades he’s accumulated a string of film and TV credits.

He was out on bail for gun and drug charges, already!!

Turn the page to see him asking for help from fans!

Look, we listened to Shyheim as kids and now… It seems being Shyheim isn’t as “dope” as we thought. The baby thug culture is not to be glorified and needs to be eliminated… “F*ck A Thug.”

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