Rapper T.I. paid tribute to his protege Doe B at his funeral in Alabama on Saturday (04Jan14) .

The aspiring hip-hop star, real name Glenn Thomas, was killed in a shoot-out at the Centennial Bar and Grill in his native Montgomery, Alabama on 28 December (13).

Darius Thomas, 25, and Jason Quan MCWilliams, 25, have been charged with two counts of capital murder and are being held without bail. Montgomery police state that additional charges are pending against the two suspects.

Thomas was laid to rest over the weekend and T.I. insisted he would doing everything he could to keep the 22 year old's memory alive.

He said, "I want everybody to know that one thing I will never do, I will never let this young man's hard work go to waste. I will never let his life be lived in vain. All of my resources, all of my relationships, all of my efforts, all of my energy will be put forth to make sure his dream lives on."