NEW details have emerged regarding the untimely death of 24-year-old Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, and fans continue to mourn the loss of the young talent.
Following the death of Keed, fans have taken to Twitter to share their dismay, some even listing the misfortunes and losses in the rap community as of late.
The outlet reported that Raqhid Jevon Render, better known by his stage name Lil Keed, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital where his liver and kidneys started to fail, leading to his untimely death. But fans may still want to know exactly how he died so young.
Lil Keed is said to have been clean and sober from drugs and alcohol in the time leading up to his death but had previously struggled with substance abuse, sources say.
She is also the mother of Lil Keed’s first child, Naychur, who turned three years old on March 15, 2022, and she is reportedly pregnant with the late rapper’s second child.
Read our Lil Keed blog for the latest news and updates…
What was Lil Keed’s net worth?
According to Millyuns, Lil Keed’s net worth is estimated to be about one million dollars.
The rapper made the most of his money through song sales, performances, and tours.
YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music all have his music.
What was Lil Keed’s real name?
Lil Keed’s real name was Raqhid Jevon Render.
Lil Keed’s first two records
Two of Lil Keed’s first records were Trapped on Cleveland 2 and Keed Talk to Em, released in 2018.
How old was Lil Keed when he died?
Keed was 24 years old at the time of his death.
Lil Keed’s tragic final post
Lil Keed’s final post on Instagram was a poster plugging a live event that he was set to play at the end of the month.
‘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.
‘Rooted out of our community’
At a press conference on Tuesday, Fulton County DA Dani Wallis said that criminal street gangs 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.”
What is YSL?
Gunna, Lil Keed, Christian Eppinger, and others are among the musicians included.
Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested in Atlanta on May 9 on accusations of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and engaging in street gang activities.
Along with his arrest, 28 YSL members have been charged with anything from murder to theft to narcotics use.
Where is Lil Keed from?
Lil Keed was born on March 16, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He briefly worked at Subway and McDonald’s as a teenager before breaking into the music industry.
‘A generation of rappers is being lost’
Alphonse Pierre wrote in Pitchfork that “Lil Keep had more to give.”
“Don’t let anyone convince you that you should be used to this. You shouldn’t be,” Pierre said of the recent influx of rappers’ untimely deaths.
“A generation of rappers is being lost, and it’s harder every time.”
What was Lil Keed’s musical style?
Keed’s style was frequently likened to Young Thug’s because the two rappers grew up on Cleveland Avenue and Keed was signed to YSL Records, according to XXL Mag.
Keed’s style has been compared to Young Thug’s while having his own unique flow, according to Chicago Reader.
Keed adopted pieces of Young Thug’s varied flows as a basis to build off of, according to Pitchfork, particularly the high-pitched delivery.
Snake on YouTube
One of Keed’s hit songs Snake has hit over 12.5million views on YouTube.
Lil Keed’s music sees streaming increase
The late Atlanta rapper’s song Snake, which was backed by a Western-themed music video, just exceeded 100million Spotify streams.
It’s his first number-one single, a tribute to the track’s huge success, according to ThirstyForNews.
Lil Keed praised by fellow rapper, continued
“Still remember when we were talking about how you can turn nothing into something.
“Besides that you were an incredible father, you made sure to keep your daughter laced up and made sure she had nothing to worry about.
“Forever appreciate all the other moments we had off camera, legends never die.”
Lil Keed praised by fellow rapper
Artist Lil CeeKay, who also sells shoes, hailed Lil Keed “an incredible father” in an emotional post on the platform.
He said: “Fly high Lil Keed. Glad we got to build a bond these past 2 years, will always appreciate the support you always showed.
“Every time I would sell to you and Lil Gotit you made sure I felt I was at home and made sure I left safely.
Lil Keed’s girlfriend on death
Via Instagram, Lil Keed’s girlfriend Quana posted a video and a long caption as a tribute.
She wrote: “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 why you leave US bru. What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby ?”
Lil Keed defended YSL
Lil Keed, the sixth of seven children, was signed under Young Thug‘s record label, YSL (Young Stoner Life), as well as 300 Entertainment.
Young Thug was this week arrested on charges including participating in criminal street gang activity as the result of a larger grand jury indictment that names 28 members and associates of his label YSL Records.
Lil Keed defended Young Thug, posting: “YSL is a family. YSL is a label. YSL is a way of life. YSL is a lifestyle. YSL is not a gang. YSL is not a criminal [organization]. YSL is not a street gang. YSL is not a mob.”
Members of the alleged YSL gang, continued
Other alleged members include:
- Kahlieff Adams aka “Bobby Hunt”
- Martinez Arnold aka “Duke”
- Derontae Bebee aka “Bee” or “B”
- Damone Blalock aka “Bail”
- Javaris Bradford aka ” Tuda”
- Justin Cobb aka “Duwap”
- Cordarius Dorsey aka “Polo” or “Juicy”
- Miles Farley aka “Slato” or “Lil Miles”
- Jevon Fleetwood aka “4tray” or “Psycho”
- Damekion Garlington aka “Dee” or “Sxarfaxe”
- Quantavious Grier aka “Unfoonk”
- Marquavius Huey aka “Qua”
- Deamonte Kendrick aka “Yak Gotti”
- Wunnie Lee aka “Slimelife Shawty”
- Demise McMullen aka “Nard”
- Tenquarius Mender aka “Stunna”
- Walter Murphy aka “DK”
- Jayden Myrick aka “SetTrip” or “JayMan”
- Quamarvious Nichols aka “Qua”
- Rodalius Ryan aka “Lil Rod”
- Antonio Sledge aka “Mounk Tounk”
- Trontavious Stephens aka “Tick” or “Slug”
- Shannon Stillwell aka “Shannon Jackson” or “SB”
- Antonio Sumlin aka “Obama”
- Jimmy Winfrey aka “Roscoe”
Some alleged YSL gang members
Other prominent names on the list are Sergio Kitchens, known professionally as Gunna, and aspiring rapper Christian Eppinger, according to Fox5 Atlanta.
Lil Keed’s top 10 songs
Nameless placed 42nd on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Songs Airplay in 2018.
Alongside Nameless, Lil Keed also has success in some of his other songs, including:
- It’s Up Freestyle
- Million Dollar Mansion
- She Know
- Ride The Wave
- Fox 9
What is YSL explained, continued
The group allegedly “conspired to associate and with others for the common purposes of illegally obtaining money and property through a pattern of racketeering activity and conducting and participating in the enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity,” according to an indictment obtained by Fox5.
Young Thug’s attorney has denied the claims, stating: “Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever,” adding that he will “fight till his last drop of blood to clear him”.
The rapper is currently being held at the Fulton County Jail.
What is YSL explained
Its artists include Gunna, Lil Keed, Christian Eppinger, and many more.
On May 9, Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested in Atlanta on charges of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and for participating in street gang activity.
Along with his arrest, 28 members of YSL have been accused of several things ranging from murder to theft and drug possession.
Quana Bandz’s pregnancy
Quana shared a screenshot of a text exchange with Lil Keed prior to his death when she told him that she was pregnant.
The screenshot shows a photo of a positive pregnancy test with Lil Keed’s response saying, “I really am happy Fatmeat.”
In her accompanying caption, Bandz said she “can’t breathe right, sleep right, nothing.”
Who is Quana Bandz?
Quana Bandz was Lil Keed’s girlfriend, as well as the mother of their three-year-old daughter.
Bandz and Lil Keed had been together for eight years before his untimely death.
Quana Bandz and Lil Keed had one daughter, NayChur, five years after they started dating, and in a social media post, Bandz revealed they have another baby on the way.
Quana Bandz shares video of daughter Naychur
The video posted to Lil Keed’s girlfriend’s Instagram account features daughter Naychur bopping her head to one of her father’s singles.
Quana captioned the video in part: “my baby daddy made this song after our break up im sorry I left you KEED IM SORRY we knew WE was meant to be with each other because we made our way back with each other months later and Deaded df out of our situations Just to be back Together.”