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‘They Had No Feuds’: Mother Of Slain Rapper Archie Eversole Insists His Brother Didn't Kill Him

The mother of slain rapper Arthur “Archie” Eversole disputes DeKalb County Police's allegation that his brother Alexander Kraus is responsible for his murder.

By Gina Tron
Rapper Archie Eversole Allegedly Killed By Own Brother

The mother of a slain Georgia rapper insists that it was not his own brother who killed him, as police have alleged.

Arthur “Archie” Eversole died earlier this month from gunshot wounds he sustained March 25 at a Chevron gas station in DeKalb County, according to a statement previously provided to Oxygen.com by the DeKalb County Police Department. 

Police arrested Eversole's brother, Alexander Kraus, at the gas station without incident on the night of the shooting. While he was originally booked on an aggravated assault charge, that got upgraded to a murder charge after Eversole died on April 3.

Eversole's mother put out a video statement disputing the police allegations.

A selfie of rapper Archie Eversole.

"They had no arguments. They had no feuds," the mother said in a video recorded by Eversole’s manager John Williams, who provided the clip to Fox 5 Atlanta. "OK, no. And I know that. Yesterday I talked to the neighbor next door. I asked her and I say: Did you hear any arguments? Did you hear any fights? She said no. She didn’t hear nothing. Not that day. Not any other day."

The mother was devastated to speak publicly, according to Williams.

The family also believes that not life saving efforts were done to save the rapper,  Fox 5 Atlanta reports.

Eversole is most known for his 2002 hit song "We Ready." The track, which also features Bubba Sparxxx, was the anthem of Atlanta's professional soccer team, Atlanta United. The team paid tribute to the slain rapper on Thursday, stating "in addition to his decorated musical career, his voice will long live in our supporters' minds as 'We Ready' billows through the speakers for kick-off at Atlanta United matches.”

The NFL also used the slain artist’s music on the soundtrack of a 2019 season kick-off campaign, Billboard reports. Eversole had two albums make it onto Billboard’s charts, the outlet notes: Ride Wit Me, which reached No. 85 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style which reached No. 16 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 83 on the Billboard 200.