Lil Keed, rapper on Young Thug’s YSL label, dies at 24, his brother says
Atlanta rapper Lil Keed has died at the age of 24, according to his brother, rapper Lil Gotit.
Lil Gotit confirmed his death on Instagram early Saturday morning after rumors swirled on social media.
Lil Keed, whose real name was Raqhid Jevon Render, was one of only a handful of rappers signed to Young Thug's record label, Young Slime Life.
Render was not included in a full-scale indictment against the gang, released earlier this week, which led to the arrests of rappers Young Thug and Gunna. A total of 28 people face charges including violations of the RICO law, murder, aggravated assault, drugs and weapons offenses.
In recent days, Render Young had defended Slime Life on his Instagram profile, saying it's a lifestyle but not a criminal street gang.
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Render's brother, Semaja Render, said on Instagram that he saw his brother die, but the rapper's cause of death has not been released.
Lil Keed was scheduled to play at the Daze in Blue music festival on Charlotte Saurday Night.
We're working to learn more about this developing story for Channel 2 Action News.
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Render was born in Atlanta in the same Cleveland Avenue neighborhood as Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams. His style has been compared to Young Thug's.
Render leaves behind a daughter.
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