Baltimore’s farewell to local rap artist Tyriece Watson took a New Orleans flavor Friday; a somber funeral in the morning at the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Park Heights and an upbeat community repast in the afternoon at Pennsylvania Avenue and McMechen Street. But instead of jazz, the music was hip-hop.
Watson, known as Lor Scoota, was shot and killed June 25 as he was leaving a peace rally at Morgan State University. Police continue to look for a suspect in his murder.
The threat of rain was not going to stop anything.