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DOLLA tribute hour R.I.P

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Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009) better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper. Burton began his music career in 2000 with rap group Da Razkalz Cru under the stage name Bucklyte. The group quickly disbanded, so Burton worked as a model for the Sean John clothing line. In 2007, Burton signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label and used the stage name Dolla for his releases. Dolla released three singles from 2007 to 2009. One of them, "Who the heck is That?" (featuring T-Pain), charted on the Billboard Hot 100. On May 18, 2009, Burton was shot to death outside a shopping mall in Los Angeles, and Aubrey Berry was arrested for his murder. Berry was found not guilty on the murder proclaiming it was self-defense. Burton was born in Chicago and grew up in Los Angeles and Decatur.He formed a rap group, Da Razkalz Cru, going by the name Bucklyte who signed with Elektra Records in 2003 and released the single "So Fly". "So Fly" did not bring the success that was desired and the group was dropped from the label soon after. That same year, he met Akon and P. Diddy, the latter of whom hired Burton as a model for his Sean John line of clothes; Burton appeared on billboards for the clothing line and modeled across the United States.Under the stage name Dolla, Burton signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label in May 2007.[4] His song "Feelin' Myself" was featured on the Step Up soundtrack in 2006 and was a "bite" of the Mac Dre song of the same name. Additionally, with DJ Nappy Wilson, Burton recorded The Beatdown Mixtape in 2006. He made his debut with the single "Who the heck Is That?", which was his biggest hit, reaching #82 on the Billboard Hot 100; the edited version substituted the profanity with "heck". He followed his debut single up with a second promo single "I'm ed Up" in the summer of 2008, also an edited version was released using the substitution of the word "tore" replacing "@#$%".