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
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.