Last week an Atlanta based rapper and his cousin, a promoter, left Montgomery, Alabama to head back to Georgia and neither have been seen, or heard from, since then.
Edward Reeves, 29, also known as Bambino Gold, and Kendrick Stokes, aka Skooly Kee Da Tooly, were formally reported missing on Tuesday. “They just vanished into thin air,” said Stokes’ mother, Felicia Stokes Webster. “It’s very devastating.”
Edward and Kendrick are cousins by marriage and longtime friends. They are both originally from Alabama. Kendrick was in his hometown on Saturday, Nov. 4, to promote a party at Sky Bar on Debby Drive. Edward came to town on Sunday and shortly after 9 p.m. they left Kendrick’s house to attend the Alabama National Fair. “A lot of people saw them there,” said Webster, who reported the cousins missing.
After a couple of hours, they left to head back to Atlanta but Edward said he had to make one stop at a friend’s house. That was about 10:55 p.m. Edward and the friend talked briefly, and then they left.
The friend said the men were supposed to return and when they didn’t, he began to try to reach Edward by cell phone. By 1 a.m., Edward’s phone was going straight to voicemail. The following morning, other loved ones also tried to call both men to no avail. The voicemail immediately picked up their calls.
“Between 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., something happened between that time,” Miss Webster said. “What happened, we don’t know.”
Edward and Kendrick were last seen in a 2016 white Honda CRV. The vehicle has not been found either.
Miss Webster said Montgomery police have obtained cell phone records for the men, and are looking into some leads there. She could not elaborate.
“My heart is devastated,” Webster said. “I’m not sleeping. I’m not really eating.”
She said her son is the first grandchild in the family, and said the disappearance is taking its toll on the entire family. “My parents are not doing well and his father’s parents are doing well,” she said. “It’s really wearing on their hearts.”
Kendrick started working as a promoter when he was just a young teenager, she said. Up until his disappearance, they talked every day to pray together. Each morning, Webster would send her son scripture to study for the day. “I talk with him every day,” she said. “This is no like him. He reads His word and he prays.”
Edward, a father, has appeared on over 150 mixed tapes since 2011 and has featured with artists such Sy Ari Da Kid, Boosie Badazz, Ray Vicks, Eldorado Red, and Doe B. Alley Boy, according to published reports.
Edward Reeves in September 2017 YouTube video discusses surviving a previous gunshot wound.
Miss Webster is pleading that anyone with information please contact police or family. “The suspense of sitting around waiting is hard and at night it gets worse,” she said. “That’s my child. It’s very devastating.”
Anyone with information on the location of either man should call the police or Crime Stoppers at 215-STOP.
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Prayers that they are found alive and well.