A few days ago, it was revealed that the Atlanta-based rapper Lil Keed died at just 24 years old.
Born Raqhid Jevon RenderKeed’s cause of death has not been revealed, but was confirmed in a statement released by his record label, Young Stoner Life Recordsvia social networks:
“A member of our family has left. Lil Keed was one of the most genuine and sincere human beings. He was an artist who loved his fans more than anything else. We have lost a brother, a son, a father and a friend. Keep him in your prayers and his legacy alive.
Lil Keed caused a stir in 2018 with the release of his popular mixtape, Trapped on Cleveland 2. The project would eventually lead to his deal with YSL where he would drop his debut album, long live mexicoin 2019. The album peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200. Many people first discovered him through his Goose-produced single, “Nameless,” featured on his fourth mixtape, Keed Talk to themwhich dropped in 2018. This track reached number 42 on Billboard’s Hip Hop/R&B chart and currently has over 46 million Spotify streams.
Keed’s passing is another blow to YSL, one of Atlanta’s most successful hip-hop labels. Last week, the label’s founder young thug was among 28 people named in a 56-count indictment that charges Thugger with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, among other charges.