When I got online the next day, I saw that several news outlets had reported on not only Bambino's death, but his cousin's, Kendrick "Skooly" Stokes. According to the reports, they both went missing after visiting friends and family in Montgomery, Ala. on Nov. 5th. Their bodies were discovered a couple weeks later (Nov. 17th and 18th), four miles apart, in wooded areas in Macon County, Ala.
Similar to The Jacka, Bambino Gold was an artist that I followed for years. I always admired his raw lyricism, charisma and hustle. He and Jacka were two people on my bucket list to interview, and though there were a couple times that I came close, I never got the chance.
No doubt, I'll continue to vibe to Bambino's music. To be honest, the reality of his passing is still registering as I write this.
In memory of Bambino, I’ve linked to a few of my favorite cuts from him. Peep them below. RIP Gold.