To all friends and fans:
It is our sad to duty to inform you that Miami rapper Bizzle aka Chowtime (born Robert Labranche) was shot and killed on Monday October 15th, 2012 by an unidentified assassin at his car wash on NW Seventh Avenue and NW 54th Street in Liberty City. Two of his six children were present at the time of his death; however, they were not hurt in the incident.
Prior to his death, Labranche was involved in programs to help kids get off the street. He also owned a car wash, an entertainment company, a seafood restaurant, and an automobile window-tinting business. In the community he is loved and thanked for giving others opportunities and jobs. He has has helped numerous people get off the streets and has always aimed to create jobs for others.
In the music industry, he is famous for his club anthems “Lip Bittin Animal” and “Naked Hustle”. Bizzle was featured in the Miami New Times, World Star Hip Hop, Ozone Magazine, and had radio play of his two singles throughout the South East region. Bizzle’s music was notoriously attached with the Wu-Tang dance that was popular amongst kids. Amongst adults his music was seen as both adult club anthems, and as an explanation as to what pain some entertainers go through.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305)471-TIPS.
At this time we would like to inform the fans and friends of funeral arrangements
Date: Saturday October 27th, 2012.