Though he wasn’t the most popular rapper on the scene, the hip-hop community took notice when Slim Dunkin was killed in Atlanta. Slim (government name Mario Hamilton) got into it with fellow rapper Yung Vito (government name Vinson Hardimon) at a video shoot at an ATL recording studio on December 16, 2011. Vito ended up fatally shooting Slim in the chest. According to Hip Hop Enquirer, Vito “was later convicted by a jury for Aggravated Assault and weapons possession but not the actual murder.”
During his trial, Vito testified that Gucci Mane was present during the video shoot and his 1017 Brick Squad was responsible for the video shoot. In turn, Slim’s father, Mark Hamilton, filed a civil suit against Guwop, Vito, Warner Music and 1017 Brick Squad “for damages and wrongful death because they failed to provide adequate security for the video shoot.” The court ruled in favor of the father, ordering Gucci, Vito and the label to come up off $11 million.
Read the judgement here.