(Slain rapper Slim Dunkin)
By Rob Markman
Atlanta rapper Young Vito was named as the prime suspect in the murder of Waka Flocka affiliate Slim Dunkin back in December, and this week a grand jury in Gerogia indicted the 29-year-old (real name, Vinson Hardimon) on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Initially it was reported that Slim Dunkin was murdered in an argument that started over a piece of candy. Now it is being reported that Hardimon and Dunkin, born Mario Hamilton, fought over recording time. After a scuffle, Hamilton was shot in the chest and was transported to Grady Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Dunkin was an emerging talent in Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly crew. He appeared alongside Waka on his 2010 debut album,Flockaveli, and on Gucci Mane and V-Nasty’s BAYTL LP last year. Slim also had a number of solo mixtape releases. Last Halloween he droppedMenace II Society, a 20-track mixtape that featured Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash and Pastor Troy.
The day after Dunkin’s death, Waka expressed his grief via Twitter. “WISH IT WAS ME … MY F—ING RIGHT HAND IS GONE,” Flocka wrote.
The “O Let’s Do It” MC continued to vent over Twitter, writing, “Damn I feel dead” and “IM LOST” in reaction to the tragic news. A trial date for Young Vito has not been set.