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Arthur “Archie” Eversole was an American hip hop recording artist based in Atlanta, Georgia best known for his 2002 single “We Ready”.Eversole recorded his lone full-length album, Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style when he was seventeen years old. The record was first released in 2001 by independent label Phat Boy Records and Break Bread Productions, then re-released by MCA Records in 2002, when it peaked at #83 on the Billboard 200. The featured single, “We Ready”, contained a sample of the 1969 Steam song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”. Though it only reached #64 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the track proved popular in the sports world, as it was included in promotional material for the National Football League and was played during home matches of the Major League Soccer club Atlanta United, while the Kansas City Royals adopted it as their anthem for their 2014 MLB postseason campaign. A music video was filmed for a remix of the song that featured Bubba.
Arthur “Archie was 37 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Eversole was found with a gunshot wound at a Chevron gas station just east of Atlanta on March 25, DeKalb County police said in a statement via the Associated Press. He was transported to a local hospital, where Arthur “Archie” Eversole, an Atlanta rapper who was best known for his 2002 hit, “We Ready,” later died on April 3.
The rapper’s brother, Alexander Kraus, was found near the Chevron where the shooting took place, per Billboard. He was taken into custody “without incident,” according to police.
Kraus was originally charged with aggravated assault; however, he now faces murder charges after Eversole’s death, local outlet WSBTV2 reports. PEOPLE’S request for comment from the DeKalb County Police Department was not immediately returned.
It is unclear whether Kraus has obtained legal representation and who can comment on his behalf. Eversole’s standout song, “We Ready,” became the anthem of Atlanta’s professional soccer team, Atlanta United. The rapper was also a huge fan of the club.
On Thursday, the organization posted a heartfelt tribute in light of his death, writing on Twitter, “A staple in the Atlanta hip-hop scene, Archie adopted Atlanta United before our first season and continued to be one of our club’s most fervent supporters.
“In addition to his decorated musical career, his voice will long live in our supporters’ minds as ‘We Ready’ billows through the speakers for kick-off at Atlanta United matches,” the club’s statement continued. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.”