Rapper Lil Keed
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Atlanta-based 24-year-old rapper Lil Keed reportedly died on Friday but the cause of his death was not publicly revealed.

According to Young Thug's Young Stoner Life (YSL) record website, Lil Keed, whose real name is Rahqid Render, signed a deal with the company through 300 Entertainment in 2018. He made his debut in 2019 with the album "Long Live Mexico," which peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200.

Lil Keed's brother Lil Gotit posted about his brother's death on his Instagram account. "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," Gotit wrote. He spoke to the entertainment website "The Neighborhood Talk" on Instagram, confirming that he rushed to the hospital to see his brother. "I told him I loved him," he said.

Also, his record label YSL shared a tweet on Sunday, "A member of our family is gone," YSL tweeted. "Lil Keed was one of the most genuine and heartfelt human beings. He was an artist who loved his fans more than anything else. We lost a brother, a son, a father, and a friend. Keep him in your prayers and his legacy alive. Long Live Lil Keed."

Other artists in the industry expressed their condolences on social media. "Damn RIP Keed," tweeted musician Travis Barker. "RIP Lil Keed.. So Talented Gone Too Soon," tweeted music producer Murda Beatz.

During Lil Keed's career, the rapper released two projects on his label with star-studded assists from Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Uzi Vert, 42 Dugg, Quavo, and others. After Lil Keed showcased his 2019 debut album, "Long Live Mexico ," a year later, "Trapped on Cleveland 3" was delivered, featuring Lil Keed and his brother Gotit, who is YSL affiliated but not signed to the label, in their element as they trade lyrics about unfaithful lovers, untrustworthy peers and Lenox Mall shopping sprees. Keed was also featured on Young Thug's "Slime Language 2" album, which topped the Billboard 200 in 2021.

Lil Keed's death follows the arrests of YSL co-founder Young Thug and rapper Gunna, who were among 28 people indicted in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and street gang charges.

Lil Keed
Lil Keed performs at 107.9 Birthday Bash 25 at Center Parc Credit Union Stadium at Georgia State University on July 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage

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