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Lil Keed, YSL Records Rapper, Dead at 24

Lil Keed was a protégé of Young Thug
Lil Keed RIP
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 06: Rapper Lil Keed backstage during V-103 V-Jam at The Loft at Center Stage on October 06, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Lil Keed has died at the age of 24. His brother and fellow rapper Lil Gotit broke the tragic Saturday morning on Instagram.

“Can’t believe I seened u die today bro,” he wrote. “I did all my cries. I know what u want me to do and that’s go hard for Mama, Daddy, Our Brothers, Naychur, and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown.” A cause of death has yet to be revealed.

The Atlanta rapper was a protégé of Young Thug and was signed to his label, YSL Records. He released two mixtapes through YSL, 2019’s Long Live Mexico and 2020’s Trapped on Cleveland 3, and popular singles like “Snake,” “She Know” and “Wavy (Remix).” Lil Keed was also featured on tracks by Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Chris Brown, Future, Zaytoven and Lil Yachty.

Earlier this week, Young Thug, Gunna, and other members of YSL were arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO Act, in a 56-count indictment. Lil Keed was not named on the indictment.

Lil Keed’s girlfriend Quana shared a lengthy, heartbreaking post on Instagram, which you can read here. The couple have a daughter named Naychur and Quana is pregnant with their second child.