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Rapper Lil Keed Atlanta member of Young Thug YSL label dies at 24

Lil Keed was on the YSL label founded by Young Thug.

ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, a member of the YSL label founded by Young Thug, has died at the age of 24 according to his brother’s social media posts.

It was not immediately clear how the rapper could have died.

On Instagram, his brother Lil Gotit – also an Atlanta rapper affiliated with YSL but not signed to the label – posted, “I can’t believe I saw you die today bro, I ‘ve done all my screaming I know what you want me to do and it’s go hard for mom dad our brothers Naychur and Whiteboy.”

Naychur is Lil Keed’s young daughter.

In an Instagram story tagging his brother’s account, Lil Gotit also posted, “Why bra why you letting me bra.”

According to the Instagram story still live on his account, Lil Keed was scheduled to perform in Charlotte on Saturday.

Lil Keed – legal name Rahqid Render according to his YSL Records biography – debuted in 2018 with the “Trapped on Cleveland 2” mix tape, and had recorded two full albums, “Long Live Mexico” in 2019 and “Trapped on Cleveland 3 in 2020.”

His label profile describes him as a rapper who had “a knack for mesmerizing melodies and erratic flows”.

Several of his songs have racked up millions of views on YouTube – including 2018’s ‘Nameless’ which has over 33 million views, 2019’s ‘Snake’ which has amassed over 12 million and ‘Fetish (Remix)’ from 2018 which featured Young Thug and earned over 10 million.

He reportedly posted a defense of label YSL – Young Stoner Life – earlier this week, after the RICO indictment filed in Fulton County against a number of his rappers, including founder Young Thug, alleging association with the street gang Young Slime Life.

The YSL label, according to Lil Keed’s message, is “not a gang, not a criminal organization, not a mob”, but rather a “family, a label, a way of life”.

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