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Emerging Puerto Rico Drill Artist Yeruza Dies in Shootout

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.

On the evening of Thursday (Nov. 19), Julián Enrique Ramos Carbia, known to Puerto Rican urbano fans as Yeruza, died after a shootout broke out at a basketball court at El Naranjal urbanización in Levittown, Toa Baja. He was 22 years old.

The emerging artist was rising in popularity in the island’s drill scene thanks to singles like “0-100,” “Ganga,” and “Negro.” His last solo single was “Sigo Firme,” released in late September. He was featured on Acertijo’s “Tambor,” which was posted on November 6. He repped the Moneywayy collective and made releases for the labels Hydro and Artillery Music.

During the shootout, another person was also shot. The unnamed 19-year-old was rushed to the hospital and his condition remains unknown. No motive for the shootout has been made public by authorities.