Officers responded to a call at about 8:50 PM regarding to a body found an apartment building. John Taylor’s body was found outside an apartment building in the 700 block of Sixth Street in the southern portion of Vallejo, California on the date of 10/20/2015. John Taylor’s body was later discovered to be recovered by Vallejo Police Department later on that day. He was mysteriously murdered by a single gunshot from which he later died from by unknown unnamed assailant. The victim was identified as John Taylor, 35. Detectives ruled out this death as a homicide. That killing was Vallejo’s 17th homicide of 2015.
John Taylor left with somebody he (himself) and his family did not know. After that, his sister and family never heard from John Taylor again. Nobody knows what may have lead John Taylor to get killed execution-style. Details are sketchy. Now John Taylor getting killed was a tragedy.
John Taylor was known as rapper Maniac in the Bay Area and in Sacramento Valley. He has several unreleased songs that have never been heard before by the public and possibly 2 unreleased albums. Maniac was signed to AWOL Records (of C-Bo, Killa Tay, and Marvaless fame among others as well) as he was Freddie T. Smith’s nephew. He was signed to AWOL Records in the 1990s. During his tenure at AWOL Records, he recorded a bunch of tracks with label mates C-Bo, Killa Tay, Pizzo, Lunasicc, Da Misses, GP, Mayhem, Young Joker, and Marvaless along with others.
Willie Charles (noted producer for X-Raided - Xorcist among other West Coast rap classics) has released a one track single from Maniac called Outta Bounds (feat. Luni Coleone) this year on his own TrumpTeezee Records website that can be also purchased on iTunes and symphonicms.