Le­gal pro­ceed­ings ad­vance for man, 21, charged with mur­der

Ge­orge Har­ris, aka Lul G, ac­cused of fa­tally shoot­ing another man re­turns to court Jan. 10 in Fair­field

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Richard Bam­mer rbam­[email protected]­porter.com @REBam­mer on Twit­ter Con­tact re­porter Richard Bam­mer at (707) 4538164.

Le­gal pro­ceed­ings ad­vanced in the felony case against a Vallejo rap­per ac­cused in a first-de­gree mur­der in Fair­field last sum­mer.

Lul G, aka Ge­orge Har­ris, 21, charged with the July shoot­ing death of 26-year-old Vallejo man, ap­peared for a readi­ness con­fer­ence and a mo­tion to re­duce bail Wed­nes­day morn­ing in Solano County Su­pe­rior Court in Fair­field.

Judge Car­los R. Gutierrez or­dered Har­ris — who was ar­rested three months ago for the killing and ex­tra­dited to Solano County — to re­turn to De­part­ment 9 in the Jus­tice Cen­ter at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10 for another readi­ness con­fer­ence and to set a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

Court records on Wed­nes­day did not in­di­cate if Har­ris’s de­fense at­tor­ney, Claire J. White, was suc­cess­ful in her bid to have her client’s bail re­duced. The records also did not in­di­cate the bail amount.

Fair­field Po­lice De­part­ment records in­di­cate Har­ris, a ris­ing star in the Bay Area and na­tional rap scene when ac­cused of fa­tally shoot­ing Rashied Flow­ers on July 24, was ar­rested on Sept. 21 in Las Ve­gas (in­for­ma­tion that cor­rects a pre­vi­ously pub­lished re­port). He is be­ing held at the Stan­ton Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity in Fair­field. Har­ris pleaded not guilty at his jail ar­raign­ment on Sept. 23.

Rolling Stone magazine and Pitch­fork and XXL, among other web­sites, first re­ported the ar­rest. Also, a late-Oc­to­ber re­port on the KQED.org web­site in­di­cated Har­ris and Flow­ers were ac­quainted with each other and that Flow­ers was a fan of the rap group of which Har­ris was once a mem­ber, SOB x RBE.

Court records show that the Solano County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice filed its com­plaint against Har­ris, who has a prior felony con­vic­tion, on Aug. 29. Few other de­tails were pro­vided, ex­cept that the vic­tim’s name was re­ferred to by ini­tials only, R.F.

Har­ris gained fame as a mem­ber of the Vallejo rap quar­tet SOB x RBE, a group known for its fre­netic, sparse, and fa­mil­ial songs like “Anti” and “Al­ways.” He was part of the group that had a break­out spot with “Para­medic!” on the “Black Pan­ther” film sound­track in 2018, curated by Pulitzer Prizewin­ning rap­per Ken­drick La­mar (“DAMN”). It is the third top-gross­ing film of all time, be­hind “Star Wars: The Force Awak­en­ing” (2015) and “Avatar” (2009).

What ap­pear to be sev­eral chore­ographed and slickly pro­duced videos on YouTube show the group bran­dish­ing firearms, flash­ing dozens of $100 bills, and ca­vort­ing around ex­pen­sive sports cars with young women.

But fre­quent break-up ru­mors and solo deals ap­par­ently hob­bled the group, and Har­ris left SOB x RBE in 2018 and later signed a deal with Def Jam records.

Sev­eral months ago, Har­ris re­leased a video, “By My­self.”

Rolling Stone re­ported that Har­ris al­legedly had been on pro­ba­tion since age 17, for armed rob­bery and gun charges, but the DA’s com­plaint only re­ferred to a prior un­spec­i­fied con­vic­tion and of­fered no cor­rob­o­rat­ing de­tails.

If found guilty at trial of first-de­gree mur­der, Har­ris could re­ceive a prison term of 25 years to life.

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