UP and coming Atlanta rapper Lil Keed has died at the age of 24.
His brother, artist Lil Gotit, shared the heartbreaking news on social media.
In a post, he wrote: “Can’t believe I seened u die today bro 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.”
Lil Keed, real name Raqhid Render, leaves behind a young daughter, Naychur.
He released his final album Trapped on Cleveland 3 in 2020.
The deluxe version included collaborations with stars such as Travis Scott, Young Thug and Chris Brown.
His cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Born in March 16, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia, Lil Keed briefly worked at Subway and McDonald’s during his teenage years before breaking into the music industry.
Lil Keed, the sixth of seven children, was signed under Young Thug’s record label, YSL (Young Stoner Life), as well ass 300 Entertainment.
In 2018, he and his younger brother Lil Gotit – real name Semaja Render – featured in fellow rapper Lil Uzi Vert’s song Heavy Meta.
That year, Lil Keed also released his first two albums – Trapped on Cleveland 2 and Keed Talk To ‘Em.
The main single, Nameless, hit number 42 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Songs Airplay chart.
He followed it up with the album Long Live Mexico in 2019, before releasing Trapped on Cleveland 3 in 2020.
Fellow rapper Taylor Bennett hailed Lil Keed a “true gentleman” in a tribute.
He wrote on Instagram: “I want us all to pay respect. It’s hard to give flowers when people are alive and I’m guilty.
“Keed you are the new sound of music surpassing hip hop and all genres.”