The Atlanta rapper, born Raqhid Jevon Render, died on Friday (May 13), according to his brother Lil Gotit, who confirmed the tragic news on social media. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Keed was 24.
An emotional Gotit mourned his brother’s death. “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 #ImaHoldthisShitDown,” he captioned a photo of him and Keed.
In another IG Story, he added, “@lilkeed Whyyy bra whyyy u leave me bra.”
Lil Keed was signed to Young Thug’s Young Stoner Life Records under 300 Entertainment. The 2020 XXL Freshman made a name for himself with a series of mixtapes including Trapped on Cleveland, Slime Avenue, Trapped on Cleveland 2, and Keed Talk to ‘Em, which spawned the hit “Nameless.”
In 2019, he released his debut album Long Live Mexico followed by 2020’s Trapped on Cleveland 3 featuring Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Future, and Chris Brown. He was also featured on last year’s YSL compilation, Slime Language 2.
“My goal and my intentions for my future? I wanna be a megastar,” Keed once told XXL. “I don’t wanna be no superstar. I wanna be a megastar.”
His death comes just days after Young Thug, Gunna, and other members of YSL were named in a 56-count indictment, which includes charges ranging from drug and gun possession to murder. Thug and Gunna remain in custody after a judge denied their bond.