Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was shot to death Friday as he prepared to record a video, according to The Associated Press.

After the shooting, Hamilton was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the performer was shot in the chest after getting into an argument with another individual, the AP reported.

Meadows told the AP: Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation. We don't know what that altercation was about. ... The suspect produced a weapon, discharged that handgun one time, striking the victim in the chest.

However, the suspected shooter has not yet been identified.

Hamilton is associated with the Brick Squad Monopoly.