Rapper Ronald “Gonzoe” Moore was shot and killed by an unknown assailant. Gonzoe belonged to the rap group “Kausion,” which included other popular rappers including Cel and Kaydo. Gonzoe had worked on several popular rap albums including 1994’s South Central Los Skanless with Kausion, which was the group’s only album, 1998’s If I Live & Nothing Happens and 2010’s The Street Album. Gonzoe had also worked with the rap group The ReGime after leaving Kausion and was the Co-CEO of Glovez Up Gunz Down, a celebrity boxing platform run by rapper Snoop Dogg.

Gonzoe was close friends with the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, who was murdered by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting on September 13, 1996. Tupac was said to have given Gonzoe his professional nickname. According to Gonzoe’s Co-CEO of Glovez Up Gunz Down and fellow rapper Boskoe100, Gonzoe had gone to a bowling alley for a quick bite to eat before getting into an altercation in the area. After leaving the bowling alley, Gonzoe was shot in the chest three times by the same unknown individual. After running to a nearby gas station for help, Gonzoe succumbed to his wounds and collapsed, dying soon after.

The murder of a rapper has been a surprisingly common occurrence over the years as Gonzoe is one of the many rappers who have been murdered alongside Tupac, Paul C, the Notorious B.I.G., Jam Master Jay, Soulja Slim, XXXTentacion and several others.

Many of Gonzoe’s close friends and fans have paid tribute to the late rapper on social media, including fellow rapper Crooked I, who shared South Central Los Skanless in a tweet stating. “My favorite Kausion joint of all time! RIP GONZOE Rest well my brother.”

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