Written by: Khalif Thompson
Just last night, we’ve received word and sources have confirmed that Lil Keef, artist of record label “YSL”, passed away last night at 24.
According to his brother's social media posts, Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, a member of Young Thug's YSL record label, died at the age of 24.
It was not immediately known how the rapper died and still details are developing.
On Instagram, his brother Lil Gotit - also an Atlanta rapper affiliated with YSL but not signed to the label - posted: "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."
Lil Keed's baby daughter is Naychur.
Lil Gotit also wrote in an Instagram story referencing his brother's account: "Whyy bra whyyy u leave me bra."
Lil Keed was scheduled to play in Charlotte on Saturday, according to an Instagram story that is still up on his account.
According to his YSL Records bio, Lil Keed debuted in 2018 with the mix tape "Trapped on Cleveland 2," and has since released two full-length albums, "Long Live Mexico" in 2019 and "Trapped on Cleveland 3" in 2020.
According to his record label description, he was a rapper with a "knack for hypnotizing melodies and erratic flows."
Several of his tracks have received millions of views on YouTube, including "Nameless," which received more than 33 million views in 2018, "Snake," which received more than 12 million, and "Fetish (Remix)," which featured Young Thug and received more than 10 million.
He allegedly tweeted a defense of the YSL - Young Stoner Life - label earlier this week, following a RICO indictment in Fulton County against a number of its artists, including founder Young Thug, alleging involvement with the Young Slime Life criminal gang.
According to Lil Keed's article, the YSL label is "not a gang, not a criminal organization, or a mob," but rather a "family, a label, and a way of life."