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Fish Scales of Nappy Roots Has Been Kidnapped, Shot & Robbed

An Atlanta kidnapping attempt reportedly resulted in Fish Scales, a member of the Kentucky rap group Nappy Roots, being shot and robbed.

The Incident

11Alive reported a violent incident that occurred at the brewery owned by Nappy Roots, Atlantucky Brewing, on Wednesday (August 17).

Fish Scales (Melvin Adams Jr.) was forced into his car at gunpoint by two suspects after being robbed and shot in the parking lot. Prior to entering the brewery it is reported a customer was also shot.

Nappy Roots Relieved That Fish Scales Is Alive & In Recovery

Following this, it’s reported the 45-year-old rapper was driven towards Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Fortunately for him, he managed to escape alive, but his leg was shot.

Approximately 15 minutes away from the Atlantucky brewery, police found his abandoned car in Hapeville, Georgia. As of now, Scales is in stable condition at a local hospital. Although no suspects have been arrested, Atlanta and Hapeville Police are both investigating the case.

Skinny DeVille, fellow Nappy Roots member, commented saying, “I am certainly relieved that my business partner and brother Scales is safe and recovering. That is what is most important”. “We are certainly also praying for the patron who was shot outside the establishment.”

As far as the group knows, no damage has been done to the brewery, and no funds have been stolen. They also said Scales is, “planning to get back to work as soon as possible.” The brewery plans to beef up security following this incident, which is the first of its kind.

Nappy Roots “Atlantucky Brewery” History

Atlantucky Brewing was opened in February 2022 by Nappy Roots, who dominated the music scene in the early 2000s with songs like “Po’ Folks,” “Roun’ the Globe,” and “Awnawe.” The brewery’s name refers to Nappy Roots’ Kentucky and Georgia roots.

Years ago, they began experimenting with craft beer, and in 2017, they created their own pale ale in partnership with Monday Night Brewing. Originally intended as a means of promoting the group, the venture eventually became a viable business.

In an interview with Rock The Bells, Scales explained, “We’d go to breweries and we used to be the only black people there”. “Black people love beer. Why don’t we get to experience the best of beer, which is craft beer? We saw the void and we wanted to bridge that gap.”

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Tyler Lavigne
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Tyler Lavigne is a Miami-based Senior Staff Writer for Hip Hop Today covering Hip-Hop news, business, and culture.

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