Rakim Hasheem Allen, better known by his stage name PnB Rock, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame in 2014. He was best known for releasing the single Selfish (2016), which made the US Billboard Hot 100 hit songs. His single peaked at number 51 on the chart.
The rapper was reckoned with his versatile style of infusing the Hip hop, R&B, trap, and pop genres of music and mostly with lyrics paying respect to the environment that made him who he is. His name PnB is an acronym he adopted in honor of Pastorius and Bayton, the street where he grew up in Germantown, Philadelphia.
Sadly, the rapper died in September 2022 and his cause of death was reported to be homicide by shooting. He was robbed by an unidentified gunman when he was at a launch with his girlfriend in a restaurant.
Fascinating Facts about PnB Rock
1. Quick background of the rapper
PnB Rock, 30, was born Rakim Hasheem Allen on December 9, 1991, in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born to a Muslim background and raised by a single mother, Vivian Allen after the murder of his father Raymond Allen when he was just 3 years old.
After the demise of his father, his uncle who was a father figure to him was also murdered.
2. Meet his four siblings
Two of the rapper brothers are identified as Jermaine Allen and PnB Meen. PnB Meen is also a musician, actor, video content creator, and writer.
On his part, not much about Jermaine Allen is known. It was reported that one of his brothers died some years back, while the other is autistic. However, their names cannot be identified at the moment.
3. He was a lover of music from a very young age
The rapper was a fan of music right from his childhood days. He stated that when he was a teenager, he listened to a-list musicians like Tupac, Jodeci R&B group, and a whole lot of artists out there.
PnB Rock never had the best education, as he was never opportune to finish high school. When he was still in high school, he committed crimes like fighting and robbery which had him sent to school detention.
4. PnB Rock developed the art of music when he was in prison
The impact of being involved with crimes in high school and his environment continue to haunt the rapper’s life. When he was 19, precisely in 2010, he was sent to prison over drugs. It was in the prison that the rapper learned and developed the art of writing lyrics; writing hard stories and bending them with calming melodies. The lyrics for his first mixtape RNB (Real Niggas Bangas) were written while he was still in prison.
Eventually, the mixtape was released in 2014 and was followed up by other subsequent releases like RNB2 in 2015 which earned the attention of many labels. He signed his first record deal that same year with Atlantic Records. Other released mixtape includes RNB3 which has over 2.4 million plays on SoundCloud.
5. Discography of PnB Rock
Notable Mixtapes, Albums, and EPs
- RNB 1 (2014) mixtape
- RNB 2 (2015) mixtape
- RNB 3 (2015) mixtape
- Catch These Vibes (2017) Album
- GTTM: Goin Thru the Emotions (2017) Album
- TrapStar Turnt Popstar (2019) Album
- 2 Get You Thru The Rain (2021) EP
- Soundcloud Daze (2022) Album
- Luv Me Again (2022)
- Selfish (2016)
- Fendi (2019)
- Go to Mars (2019)
- Original (2020)
- Need Somebody (2021)
- Rose Gold (2021)
6. Meet PnB Rock’s girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang
Stephanie is the girlfriend of PnB Rock. She was born on July 20, 1991, and she is better known as a fashion designer and model. She is also known for her strong presence on social media, a platform she uses to promote her clothing brand Yi Minx and other brands like cosmetics.
Stephanie was arrested alongside PnB Rock sometime in 2018 for drug possession, criminal conspiracy, and receiving stolen property. The pair share a daughter named Xuri Li.
7. The 30-year-old rapper was a father of two
The rapper was a father of two lovely daughters. His first daughter’s name is Milan from a previous relationship with a partner he never spoke about. Milan was born in 2012, which means she is now 11 years old. His second daughter’s name is Xuri Li and she was born on March 27, 2020, during the peak of the pandemic. She is currently 2 years old.
That said, PnB Rock was never married on even though, as we mentioned, he was in a relationship with Stephanie Sibounheuang. In an interview, the rapper admitted the fact that one of his shortcomings in life was not being faithful to a relationship. He also stated that he turned down numerous advances from ladies trying to get his attention via social media.
In his words ‘’I am just telling a female that I could give you whatever you want, but I am not trying to be tied down’’. He also added that no one should expect his commitment to anybody, as he is only committed to his hustle at the moment.
The cause of PnB Rock’s death
The cause of the rapper’s death at 30 is homicide by shooting. PnB was shot in a restaurant known as Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles located in Los Angeles on September 12, 2022.
The rapper and his girlfriend went to the aforementioned restaurant to eat, and afterward, an unidentified gunman entered to rob the victim. It was said that the rapper and the armed robber engaged in verbal exchange which led to his shooting.
We could also gather that, his girlfriend had previously made a post about their location on Instagram and this was speculated to be one of the reasons they got exposed. The post is said to have been deleted from her page.
After the shooting, there were efforts to rescue the victim but all went futile after being rushed to a hospital. He reportedly died at the hospital at around 1:59 p.m. It was also reported that the police are currently on an investigation to identify who the shooter was.
The rapper will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and fans who are currently enjoying his just newly released song titled Luv Me Again (2nd September 2022).