The Atlanta hip-hop community is going through the most right now after the round-up of YSL rappers in a 56-count indictment which was quickly followed by the death of 24-year-old Lil Keed, whose brother, Lil Gotit, confirmed the tragic news in an Instagram post early this morning.
“Can’t believe I seened [you] die today bro,” Gotit wrote beneath a photo of him and the late recording artist. “I did all my [crying] I know what [you] want me to do and that’s go hard for Mama, Daddy, Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown.”
Initially, speculation began floating around online that Keed’s death was self-inflicted, and a result of high emotions due to his friends being taken into custody on RICO charges, but a source has since confirmed to @theneighborhoodtalk that the cause of the rapper’s demise was health-related.
“It was his kidneys,” the source allegedly told the blog, clearing up suicide rumours.
Social media has been flooded with tributes from friends like Trippie Redd, who shared a series of throwback clips with Lil Keed. “Bro I can’t believe this,” he captioned the carousel. “I was always encouraging [you] to take this rap shit serious, I brought [you] on tour with me because I had faith in you. Can’t understand this one, truly hurting my soul. Rest easy brother 5Life.”