Dope Era, the North Oakland clothing store owned by rapper Mistah F.A.B., was damaged in a fire in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 20. According to a release, both the hip-hop artist and neighbors who live in the building are alleging arson.
The building at 4506 Market Street includes apartment units above the store. According to the release, residents of those units report that "someone threw what appeared to be a gas canister in order to start the fire" this morning around 2am. Neighbors say families, including at least 11 children, live in these apartments. No injuries were reported.
Mistah F.A.B., whose real name is Stanley Cox, shared videos and images on his Instagram account this morning displaying the damage and addressing his fans.