MEMBER of the YSL record label founded by Young Thug, Lil Keed, has died at the age of 24, per social media posts from his brother.
Via Instagram, Lil Keed’s brother, Lil Gotit, confirmed the death, writing: “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 allegedly posted in defense of the YSL label following the RICO indictment filed in Fulton County against a number of the label’s rappers, including founder Young Thug, alleging ties to the Young Slime Life criminal gang.
The YSL label is “not a gang, not a criminal organization, not a mob,” according to Lil Keed’s post, but rather a “family, a label, a way of life.”
The indictment charges Young Thug, rapper Gunna, and 26 others with racketeering, with charges specifically including conspiring to violate the RICO Act and participation in criminal street gang activity.
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Who announced Lil Keed’s death?
Breaking the devastating news to his followers, Keed’s brother Lil Gotit 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.”
Who was Lil Keed, continued
Nameless, the rapper’s first hit single, was released in 2018.
Long Live Mexico and Trapped on Cleveland 3 were both charted on the Billboard 200.
He published multiple albums, singles, and mixtapes while being relatively new to the music industry.
In 2018, he was also featured in Future’s Undefeated and Lil Uzi Vert’s Heavy Meta.
Who was Lil Keed?
Before breaking into the music industry, Lil Keed temporarily worked at Subway and McDonald’s during his adolescent years in Atlanta, Georgia.
He began recording music with his younger brother, Semaja Render, and sharing it online.
Young Thug’s record label, YSL Records, and 300 Entertainment then signed him.
YSL record label member Lil Keed dead
According to his brother’s social media posts, Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, a member of the YSL record label created by Young Thug, died at the age of 24.
The rapper’s cause of death was not immediately known.
‘Rooted out of our community’
At a press conference on Tuesday, Fulton County DA Dani Wallis said that the criminal street gang had committed 75 to 80 percent of the violent crimes in the Atlanta community.
“They have to be rooted out of our community,” Willis said.
“It does not matter what your notoriety is, what your fame is, if you come to Fulton County, Georgia and you commit crimes, you are going to become a target and a focus of this District Attorney’s office.
Inhumane housing, part three
The Cobb County Sheriff explained Young Thug was being held in solitary confinement “for his own safety,” and the overhead lights stay on so officers can regularly check in to make sure he is okay.
Inhumane housing, continued
Steel also reported the isolated cell has an overhead light that stays on 24/7 preventing Young Thug from sleeping.
He also allegedly hasn’t been allowed any human contact.
Young Thug’s housing called ‘inhumane’
Young Thug’s lawyers filed an emergency motion for a bond hearing or “more humane/non-torturous in-custody housing.”
The motion was filed Friday in the Superior Court of Fulton County, reports WSB-TV.
Attorney Brian Steel says his client is being held in total isolation in a windowless, cement compartment with only a bed and a toilet.
Gunna also denied bond
Gunna was also denied bond, but Judge Wolf mentioned his case was entirely different than Young Thug’s since he was given a broader racketeering charge.
Judge Wolf said he would “absolutely… consider bond” for both men once there is more information known.
Denied bond, continued
Defense attorney Brian Steel told the court Young Thug has deep ties to the Atlanta community and has been cooperative throughout the process, therefore he didn’t pose a flight risk.
Steel also mentioned his client has never been convicted of a felony and the open case against him from four years ago is basically dead.
Young Thug was denied bond at a hearing on Wednesday.
Judge Robert Wolf of the Fulton County Magistrate Court sided with the state prosecutor to deny bond, reports The Fader.
Wolf cited the rapper as a flight risk and added that he would pose a risk of committing additional felonies if he were released.
Why was Gunna indicted in this case? continued
While all 28 defendants were charged with conspiracy to violate RICO, Gunna and Thug’s fellow defendants face additional charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault, drugs, and weapons charges.
The indictment also claims that Gunna was wearing chains that read “YSL” and “Slatt” in the video for his Lil Keed collaboration “Fox 5.”
Prosecutors argued that his wardrobe in the video and the line “we got ten-hundred round choppers” amount to “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.”
Why was Gunna indicted in this case?
On May 9, 2022, Young Thug was arrested in Atlanta.
Gunna faces charges due to his affiliation with Young Thug’s group Young Slime Life aka “YSL.”
The indictment defines YSL as a “criminal street gang” founded in 2012 with an affiliation with the Bloods – a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California.
Who is Gunna?
Gunna is the stage name for American rapper Sergio Giavanni Kitchens.
He is signed to Young Thug’s record label YSL Records, as well as 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records.
He first raised in the ranks after featuring on Young Thug’s “Floyd Mayweather,” alongside Gucci Mane and Travis Scott.
Young Thug’s possible retirement, continued
The rapper said that while he might not be working on full-length projects into his mid-40s, he would still record songs if the right opportunities came along.
“I’ll sell a song to Chanel when I’m 45 or 50,” he told Complex.
“I’d rather start doing a different thing. It ain’t even about nobody else, it’s just about me and my integrity and how I want to be looked at.
“I got other business and other s**t to be doing. I got kids that gonna need more attention from me in 10 years.”
Young thug spoke about retiring
The rapper recently spoke of giving up music and retiring in favor of his six children.
“Why would I be 45 or 50 years old trying to record albums?” Young Thug said.
“When I’m 50 years old, I know 80 percent of the world is 15 to 24.”
What is Young Thug’s net worth?
Since the start of his career, Jeffrey Lamar Williams has come a long way from the Section 8 house he grew up in.
This number comes from his successful career in the music industry.
Who is Young Thug?
Young Thug is an American rapper best known for the songs Go Crazy, Solid, and Bubbly.
Young Thug’s real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams.
He was born in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Thug was arrested recently with one count of attempted murder and one count of participating in criminal street gang activity.
Young Thug’s father speaks out
The rapper’s dad told Atlanta’s ABC affiliate that his son has been wrongfully accused.
Jeffrey Williams Sr said that YSL is more of a business than a criminal gang, according to Channel 2.
“I’m gonna fight for him to the end,” Williams said. “I’m his father. That’s what I do.
‘YSL is not a gang’
Metro Boomin continued to say YSL is not a gang but rather a company that’s provided “countless jobs and opportunities” to the Black community.
Metro Boomin shows support
Music producer Metro Boomin showed support for the two rappers and all the artists involved.
He tweeted: “Using song lyrics to indict n***as is lame af and a joke. These the same lyrics that have made billions for these corporations over the past decade,” he wrote.
“I’m waiting now to see who gon step up and use those same resources now that the coin has turned … Or y’all jus gon turn the other way and leave n***as how Interscope did Pac in 95??”
Young Thug previous arrests
Young Thug grew up in the midst of crime and violence.
During school, Young Thug was expelled after breaking his teacher’s arm and was put into juvenile detention for four years.
It is alleged that his involvement in violence continued throughout his teenage years, as he developed bad habits including gambling and drug use.
Indictment says Lil Wayne was a victim
The superstar rapper Lil Wayne was apparently a victim of YSL’s criminal activity, the 88-page indictment says.
Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, was apparently shot at by a YSL member named Jimmy Winfrey.
Winfrey apparently shot at Wayne’s tour bus in 2015, the New York Times reported.
Lil Wayne and Young Thug’s beef explained, part three
Young Thug continued: “Then it just kept going on and on and on. One time, I dapped him up, this how he dapped me. I’m like, ‘Listen, bruh, I dap your hand again… I’m never touching your hand again.’”
“Just off of that. N***a, you tripping. I’m a player and I don’t give no f**ks. N***a, I ain’t no… ain’t nothing ’bout me no groupie, no nothing. I’m just a real n***a. You inspired me.”
Lil Wayne and Young Thug’s beef, continued
Young Thug then announced he would release Carter 6, causing Lil Wayne to slam the rapper.
Young Thug spoke about meeting Lil Wayne in 2020 while appearing on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast.
He said: “Man that n***a, the first day, that n***a didn’t dap me up. [He] tried me. He tried my pimpin’. I’m like… my feet hurt, I’m a real stepper. Don’t do me like that. Man, that n***a left my pimpin’ hanging. I’m like, he probably had some dark [shades], them Chrome Hearts on.”