Brother charged with the death of ‘We Ready’ rapper Archie Eversole

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) – The brother of rapper Arthur “Archie” Eversole, known for the “We Ready” anthem used by Atlanta’s pro football team, has been charged with the musician’s fatal shooting, police said Thursday.

Eversole was found with a gunshot wound at a Chevron gas station just east of Atlanta on March 25 and died at a hospital on April 3, DeKalb County police said in a statement.

Eversole’s brother, Alexander Kraus, was charged with murder after being apprehended in a home near the gas station, where they say the shooting took place, DeKalb County police lieutenant Shane Smith said in an email. It was not known on Thursday whether Kraus has a lawyer who could be contacted for a comment on his behalf.

Eversole were best known for their 2002 hit, which was adopted by fans of the Atlanta United football club, who play it before the start of every home game.

The team said in a statement on Thursday that it was “crushed” over Eversole’s death.

“A fixture in the Atlanta hip-hop scene, Archie adopted Atlanta United before our first season and went on to be one of our club’s most ardent supporters,” the team said. “In addition to his decorated musical career, his voice will long live in the minds of our fans as ‘We Ready’ waves through the speakers to kickoff at Atlanta United matches.”

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