YSL Rapper Dies at 24 – Billboard

Lil Keed, an up-and-coming rapper from Atlanta who was signed to Young Thug’s Young Stoner Life Records, has died. He was 24 years old.

Keed’s brother Lil Gotit first shared the news of the rapper’s passing in an Instagram post early Saturday morning (May 14).

“I can’t believe I watched you die today bro, I did all my crying. I know what you want me to do and that’s hard for Mama Daddy, our brothers Naychur and Whiteboy,” Gotit wrote alongside a photo of the brothers.

The cause of death for Keed (real name: Raqhid Render) was not known at the time of publication. Billboard has reached out to the artist’s representatives for more information.

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Gotit shared another post on her Instagram story on Saturday, writing: “@lilkeed whyyy bra whyyy you let me bra.” He later added: “All gas, no more brakes, no more playing. I want you!

Keed signed with YSL, an imprint of 300 Entertainment, in 2018. During his career, the rapper released two ambitious projects on the label that combined his hyperlocal trap tales with stellar assists from Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Uzi Vert, 42 Dugg , Quavo and others.

Keed’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut album, Long Live Mexico, peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200. Its follow-up a year later, the expansive Trapped on Cleveland 3, features Keed and his brother Gotit (who is affiliated with to YSL but not signed to the label) in their element as they trade bars about cheating lovers, untrustworthy partners, and shopping sprees at Lenox Mall. Keed also appeared on Young Thug’s star-studded album Slime Language 2 , which topped the Billboard 200 in 2021.

Keed’s death follows the arrests of YSL co-founder Young Thug and rapper Gunna, who were among 28 people indicted in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state’s RICO law and street gang charges. Keed was not among those named in the indictment.

Source: www.billboard.com