(By: Danielle haring for HipHopDX.com)
The body of the rapper, real name Paul Matthew Carter, was found on June 8, but it wasn’t until this week that the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office was able to confirm the identity. Given that the body was unidentifiable upon discovery, the coroner’s office used dental records to confirm it was Carter.
Police haven’t announced any arrests in the rapper’s death.
While speaking with AL.com, those close to Carter expressed their shock.
“He was all about helping anybody he could … That was my friend,” Ashley Rogers, a friend of Carter’s said. “I’ve been knowing Bam for 12 years and have never known for him to do anything wrong to or towards anybody. His legacy will live on through all of that loved him and his music. I’m sick to my stomach cause they didn’t have to do him like that.”
A YouTube account for Carter features a combination of audio tracks, music videos, and live performance footage.
Check out his video for “Straight Up” from 2016 below.