D-BANDO rapped that he wouldn’t let anyone hurt him or his family – years before his death.
The Houston star, real name Darale Obando, passed away on January 5 following an alleged attack, according to local media reports.
D-Bando featured alongside the Texas rapper Lil' Keke in BeatKing's 2014 track Been Thru.
The opening lyrics of the song are: “I ain’t goin let nobody hurt me. I’m not goin let nobody hurt my family.
“And I will kill you if you come around my kids with that bulls**t. Ya'll ain't helping. Look that ain’t gangsta talk that’s real talk.”
Dozens of tributes have been paid to the rapper as news of his death emerged.
Houston artist Just Brittany said: “No Dbando. I’m so heartbroken to hear this news. We been suppose to have worked together.
"We always had our side talks and you was always in my corner (sic).
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“Rest easy D Bando, I’m sorry. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.”
Rapper and R&B star K Vocalz posted: “Thank you for supporting me… I love you, Bro.”
Hip-hop record producer DJ Mr. Rogers told the star to “rest easy”.
Clay James, the CEO of the Atlanta label Playas Club Music, said: Solid a** n****. LONG LIVE DBANDO."
And the Miami rapper Ybezzy penned: “Lost for f***ing words dawg.”
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D-Bando last posted on Instagram on November 27, where he appeared to put the needs of others above himself, according to KBXX.
He said: "I've took the backseat to let my team be in the front that shows a lot about my character! I've stepped down to let others step up #I WANTUSALLTOWIN (sic)."
Weeks before his death, D-Bando said that he would “leave his haters upset” as he promoted music produced by the artist Lakeyah.
The rapper was signed to several labels including 1st Class Music Group, CBS Entertainment, and D-Bando Productions.
D-Bando's track "See You With Nothing" has more than 300,000 views on YouTube.
He also worked with the Big Pokey on his album Sensei.
Pokey is associated with chopped and screwed music and is one of the original members of the hip-hop group Screwed Up Click.
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