Written by: Khalif Thompson
As we know, reported on earlier in Hip Hop News, Lil Keed died abruptly on May 13 at the age of 24 after apparently having acute stomach discomfort that resulted in numerous organ failures.
On Wednesday afternoon (May 25), the YSL rapper was put to rest after an emotional ceremony in Atlanta, where his family was accompanied by loved ones.
A few clips from the event have emerged on social media, showing Lil Keed – born Raqhid Jevon Render — inside a gilded casket being carried down a red carpet by close friends and relatives dressed in white, with horn instruments blaring outside.
According to FOX 5, Keed's hometown of Forest Park first refused his family permission to hold a vigil for the late rapper, citing the already anticipated traffic from the city's primary elections, which were held on the same day as the memorial.
Lil Keed's death closes off a heartbreaking and unlucky month for the YSL family. Young Thug and Gunna were among 28 YSL-affiliated persons arrested only days before his death for conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and illegal street gang activities.
Keed's most recent album, Trapped On Cleveland 3, was released in 2020. Thugger's mother introduced him to Keed's music, which led to his signing the Atlanta native in 2018.
In their 2019 CRWN interview, Thug told Elliot Wilson "My mom loved my son so much that I saw a different kind of love between my mom and first son. I saw a different kind of love between my mom and Keed. My mom turned me on to him. My mom called me and said, ‘There’s a kid named Keed and you need to get him.”