Lil Keed’s death has shocked Hip-Hop.
According to multiple reports, details are scant, but Lil Keed has reportedly died. Keed, whose real name is Raqhid Jevon Render is associated with his fellow YSL members, which include Young Thug and Gunna, who are still behind bars.
He posted a video in which he described YSL as a “lifestyle” and a record label, not a fashion house, and he was praised for speaking out on behalf of his pals. Keed is supposedly no longer with us, which comes as a shock to Hip Hop.
Several publications have reported on Keed’s death at this time, but it was an Instagram Story post by Lil Gotit that appeared to corroborate the news.
Lil Keed, a 2020 XXL Freshman, rose to fame in hip-hop as a member of Young Stoner Life Records, which was founded by Young Thug. After launching his rap career in 2016, Keed’s unique sound drew attention from fans as he combined his melodic flair with sing-song flows and a falsetto voice throughout his rhymes.
A perfect example of the new-age sound in rap. Trapped on Cleveland, Trapped on Cleveland 2, Keed Talk to ‘Em, Long Live Mexico, and Trapped on Cleveland 3 were all consistently cool. Keed Talk to ‘Em’s “Nameless,” published in 2018, the Love Live Mexico single “Snake,” released in 2019, and keeds Trapped on Cleveland 3 album’s “Wavy (Remix)” featuring Travis Scott are all standouts in his catalog.
Lil Keed’s death has stunned and devastated the hip-hop community. Zaytoven, Trippie Redd, Doe Boy, Lil Gnar, and others reacted to the rapper’s passing.