'Huge loss for Philadelphia': Local communities, officials react to PnB Rock's reported death

Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock has reportedly died after he was shot at a popular restaurant in Los Angeles. 

According to a report from TMZ, the rapper, 30, was shot at Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles in Inglewood on Monday afternoon. 

Local officials and communities have begun expressing their sorrows following the rapper's shooting death. 

Several music venues in Philadelphia began commemorating the rapper by displaying his name on signs. 

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, whose song "Dangerous" features PnB Rock, said the news has put him in a "survival mentality." 

Ryan Long, also known as DJ RL of Power 99 radio, says PnB Rock was special and that he rose to fame in Philly from a different kind of record than other local artists who have gone viral. 

"His first record was ‘My City Needs Something,’ and it was a record basically based around the violence, like ‘stop the violence.’ Usually, DJs stay a way from records like that, but I put it on the radio, put everybody else up on it. Before you know it, the whole radio station at Power 99 was playing it, all the other radio stations were playing it, and they're playing it in clubs," said DJ RL.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy called PnB Rock "a star in the industry" and offered his condolences to the rapper's family. 

Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson also tweeted about the rapper and his experience meeting him at an anti-violence rally in the city. Philadelphia City Council is set to introduce a resolution to honor the rapper on Thursday.

Representative Malcom Kenyatta called PnB Rock's death a "huge loss for Philadelphia." 

The rapper's death comes as he and entertainment personality, DJ Akademics, discussed crime in Los Angeles during a podcast interview. 

DJ RL says he plans to flood his radio show with a tribute to PnB Rock. 

"You're going to hear PnB Rock playing from me until the end, until I'm off the radio. He was really one of the Philly legends," said DJ RL. 

His top Billboard hits include "Everday We Lit," "Dangerous," "Selfish," and "Leave Em Alone."

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.