Funeral services for late New Orleans bounce rapper 5th Ward Weebie are scheduled on Jan. 19 at Mahalia Jackson Theater at Louis Armstrong Park.
The rapper, born Jerome Cosey, died Jan. 9 at the age of 41 as a result of complications from a recent surgery, nola.com reported.
A private service for Cosey will start at 8 p.m. at 1419 Basin Street followed by a public viewing starting at noon. An alternative entrance to the park is located at 701 North Rampart Street.
Hailing from the Dumaine Street and St. Phillip Street area of the city’s 5th Ward, according to Music Rising, Cosey specialized in the bounce music genre.
Cosey’s career began in the 1990s and later became a prominent local artist within the genre, along with artists include Big Freedia (Freddie Ross) and DJ Jubilee (Jerome Temple).
In 2013, he released the hit single “Let Me Find Out” in 2013, which received significant local radio play.
The song caught the attention of rapper Snoop Doggy Dog (Calvin Broadus Jr.), who appeared in the song’s sequel, “Let Me Find Out, Pt. 2.”
The funeral service will be followed by an “Under the Bridge” memorial event at 3 p.m. at the corner of Claiborne and Orleans avenues.