West Coast Rapper Slim 400 Fatally Shot in Inglewood

Rapper Slim 400. Credit: Instagram

Rapper Slim 400 was shot and killed Wednesday night outside Los Angeles. The rising hip-hop star was 34. 

A gunman opened fire on the “Bruisin” artist in Inglewood near Manchester Boulevard and 7th Avenue, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

The Compton native was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Inglewood Police Captain Mark Fried said investigators are currently interviewing Slim 400’s family members and gathering evidence. For now, the suspect remains at large.

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The rapper, real name Vincent Cochran, previously survived after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during a 2019 shooting in Compton.

Slim was born in Germany to military parents and grew up in Compton. Following news of his death, fans and friends left messages on the rapper’s final Instagram post that he uploaded on Wednesday. 

Rapper Baby Gas, who collaborated with Slim, wrote: “My dawg ! RIP mafia.”

@5uper8 added: “Damn Phonk you wasn’t done telling your story!”

Hip-hop music blog Passion of the Weiss remembered Slim 400 Thursday on Twitter and described him as “a Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, lineage, and history — who made a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap songs full of sober gravity and blunt force.”

The music video for Slim 400’s single “Bruisin” feat. YG & Sad Boy Loko has over 33 million views on YouTube.