Although he will probably be remembered by the media and most fans as "T.I.’s personal assistant", a portrait is emerging of Philant Johnson as the father of a 6 year old daughter, a loyal and dependable friend, and a brand new homeowner. On Friday the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with a devestated T.I. about the loss of his childhood friend. And over at XXL DJ Drama, who knew Johnson personally, speaks on his life and death.
In other related news, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that local police have stepped up patrols and increased deployment of undercover agents for fear of retaliation for the killing. According to Lt. Col. James Whalen, they have received credible info from "Atlanta-area law enforcement officials, Cincinnati-area residents and covert operatives" stating that people from the Atlanta area are in the city looking to exact revenge on Johnson’s killer.