Members of Houston's hip-hop community are mourning the reported death Dominic Brown, known as Money Clip D, a road manager described as the "right hand man" for rapper Trae and also the ringleader of Trae's project ABN.
Trae posted a statement on Twitter announcing his associate's death, which was confirmed by his spokesman, Nancy Byron.
"He was like a brother to Trae," said Byron. "Trae is just gutted."
Tweeted Trae, "Can't Believe My Brother Is Dead.... "
Another Houston rapper and friend of Brown's, TroubleSum, posted on her Facebook page: "My heart is heavy this morning. I lost a close friend who was like a brother to me Dominic "Money Clip D" Brown. Please keep the Brown family in your prayers as well as the entire ABN family. God bless you.
"My heart is sooo heavy...I can barely type let alone tlk! So I wld like to thank Everyone for the calls, fb msg's, vcml's, and tweets."
"Ice cold," Bun B tweeted. "Watching my young g's hurt like this is rough. It's hard to see a good man die. Treasure time with your loved ones.
"For Clip's loved ones, my 2 Trill family, my Gladiators and my ABN brothers, I'm saying a prayer to ask GOD to ease our pain."
Circumstances of Brown's death were not immediately clear; we have contacted authorities to learn the details.