Atlanta Rapper Lil Keed Dies at 24, Record Label Says

Rapper Lil Keed. (Credit: YSL Records)

Lil Keed, a rising rap star mentored by Young Thug, died on Friday, his record label said. He was 24.

A member of our family is gone. Lil Keed was one of the most genuine and heartfelt human beings. He was an artist who loved his fans more than anything else,” Young Stoner Life Records tweeted Sunday. “We lost a brother, a son, a father, and a friend. Keep him in your prayers and his legacy alive. Long Live Lil Keed.”

YSL records, created by Grammy Award-winning rapper Young Thug, included a photo of Lil Keed whose real name was Raqhid Render.

The label did not include details on Render’s cause of death. TMZ reported he died in the Los Angeles area, saying the coroner’s office confirmed he passed away at Burbank Hospital late Friday night. The cause of death is under investigation.

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Lil Keed’s brother Lil Gotit also shared a tribute on his Instagram account saying he was heartbroken.

“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,” he wrote.

Lil Keed was born in Atlanta. He landed a record deal with Young Stoner Life following the release of his mixtape “Trapped on Cleveland 2” in 2018.

His 2019 debut album “Long Live Mexico” peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200.