Rapper Lil Keed, associated with Young Thug’s Young Stoner Life Records (YSL) label, has died at just 24 years old, information confirmed by his representatives and family members.
Both a representative of the Atlanta-based artist and Keed’s brother, Lil Gotit, confirmed the rapper’s death, although the cause of death is unknown at this time, according to statements published by Complex and XXL.
Lil Keed, discovered by Young Thug
Rahqid Render, Lil Keed’s real name, was discovered in 2018 by Young Thug, who signed him to Young Stoner Life Records. Among the rapper’s songs are Trapped on Cleveland 3, Snake, She Know and Wavy (Remix,) in addition to appearing on tracks with artists such as Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Chris Brown, Future, Zaytoven and Lil Yachty.
Keed was not part of the indictment in Atlanta that led to Gunna, Young Thug and 26 other YSL associates getting arrested on RICO charges.
Keed’s brother and partner react on social media
“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 Gotit, Keed’s brother, wrote on Instagram.
Keed’s partner and mother of his daughter Naychur, Quana Bandz, was quick to speak out on social media about her boyfriend’s death.
“I love you sooooo much baby what I’m post to do with out you I can’t breathe right sleep right nothing I don’t even wanna talk to nobody Keed I can’t take this,” Bandz wrote on Instagram.
“What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby? Keed I just told you the other day if you left me with these two kids I was gone loose my mind my Mind is lost baby.
“I’m sooooo sorry I didn’t fly to LA I know I could’ve saved you baby you really showed me all you needed was MY LOVE you gave me that I gave you that. IM SORRY please just tell me this a dream come home. YOU PROTECTED US. Whyyyy DADDY,” she added.