Memphis rapper Snootie Wild dead at 36 after being shot in Houston
In this photo from June 28, 2014, recording artist Snootie Wild attends day 2 of the Radio Broadcast Center during the BET Awards' 14 in Los Angeles, California. - Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America/TNS

Rapper Snootie Wild died Saturday after being found shot in a ditch a day earlier. He was 36. “Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will live forever!” reads a post from his official Instagram account. Snootie Wild, born LePreston Porter, hit Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first single, “Yayo,” in 2013. The song caught the attention of Yo Gotti and T.I., who both remixed it, which eventually got him signed to Gotti’s CMG record label. His social media accounts tied his death to an early morning shooting Friday, in which an unidentified victim was found shot in the neck next t...