Lil Keed cause of death news — YSL rapper and Young Thug protégé 'suffered organ failure' before passing away aged 24

ATLANTA rapper Lil Keed has died at the age of 24, his brother Lil Gotit confirmed.

The rapper reportedly suffered from stomach pain in the days leading up to his death, according to TMZ.

The outlet reports that Raqhid Jevon Render, better known by his stage name Lil Keed, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital where his liver and kidneys started to fail – leading to his untimely death.

Lil Keed is said to have been clean and sober from drugs and alcohol in the time leading up to his death but had previously struggled with substance abuse, sources say.

Before his death, the YSL rapper was in a relationship with his girlfriend Quana Bandz.

She is also the mother of Lil Keed's first child, Naychur, who turned three years old on March 15, 2022, and she is reportedly pregnant with the late rapper's second child.

Read our Lil Keed blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Carsen Holaday

    Struggle with substance abuse

    Lil Keed struggled over the years with drugs and alcohol usage, but sources say he was clean and sober in the time before his death, according to TMZ.

    The Los Angeles County Coroner's office is expected to do an autopsy sometime this week.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Reported cause of death

    TMZ reports that Lil Keed's liver and kidneys suffered from organ failure, which led to his untimely death.

    The outlet says that sources close to the rapper claimed that he suffered serious stomach pain in the days before his death.

  • Forrest McFarland

    Top 50 on Billboard Hip Hop songs

    Lil Keed started in the rap game in 2017 and appeared as a safe bet on the YSL label by developing his series of Trapped in Cleveland tapes, alongside his first real studio album Long Live Mexico in 2019.

    By in 2018, he was noticed by posing with his brother on the track Heavy Meta by Lil Uzi Vert.

    His biggest commercial success will remain Nameless which had placed 42nd on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Songs Airplay and was extracted from his project Keed Talk To ‘Em., released in 2018.

  • Forrest McFarland

    Lil Keed defended YSL

    Lil Keed, the sixth of seven children, was signed under Young Thug‘s record label, YSL (Young Stoner Life), as well as 300 Entertainment.

    Young Thug was this week arrested on charges including participating in criminal street gang activity as the result of a larger grand jury indictment that names 28 members and associates of his label YSL Records.

    Lil Keed defended Young Thug, posting: “YSL is a family. YSL is a label. YSL is a way of life. YSL is a lifestyle. YSL is not a gang. YSL is not a criminal [organization]. YSL is not a street gang. YSL is not a mob.”

  • Forrest McFarland

    Members of the alleged YSL gang, continued

    Other alleged members include:

    • Kahlieff Adams aka “Bobby Hunt”
    • Martinez Arnold aka “Duke”
    • Derontae Bebee aka “Bee” or “B”
    • Damone Blalock aka “Bail”
    • Javaris Bradford aka ” Tuda”
    • Justin Cobb aka “Duwap”
    • Cordarius Dorsey aka “Polo” or “Juicy”
    • Miles Farley aka “Slato” or “Lil Miles”
    • Jevon Fleetwood aka “4tray” or “Psycho”
    • Damekion Garlington aka “Dee” or “Sxarfaxe”
    • Quantavious Grier aka “Unfoonk”
    • Marquavius Huey aka “Qua”
    • Deamonte Kendrick aka “Yak Gotti”
    • Wunnie Lee aka “Slimelife Shawty”
    • Demise McMullen aka “Nard”
    • Tenquarius Mender aka “Stunna”
    • Walter Murphy aka “DK”
    • Jayden Myrick aka “SetTrip” or “JayMan”
    • Quamarvious Nichols aka “Qua”
    • Rodalius Ryan aka “Lil Rod”
    • Antonio Sledge aka “Mounk Tounk”
    • Trontavious Stephens aka “Tick” or “Slug”
    • Shannon Stillwell aka “Shannon Jackson” or “SB”
    • Antonio Sumlin aka “Obama”
    • Jimmy Winfrey aka “Roscoe”

    Who are some alleged YSL gang members?

    On May 9, 2022, Young Thug was arrested and28 others were indicted and accused of being a part of a gang court documents refer to as “Young Slime Life” or YSL for short.

    Other prominent names on the list are Sergio Kitchens, known professionally as Gunna, and aspiring rapper Christian Eppinger, according to Fox5 Atlanta.

    Lil Keed’s top 10 songs

    Nameless placed 42nd on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Songs Airplay in 2018.

    Alongside Nameless, Lil Keed also has success in some of his other songs, including:

    • Anybody
    • Snake
    • Wavy
    • HBS
    • It’s Up Freestyle
    • Million Dollar Mansion
    • She Know
    • Ride The Wave
    • Fox 9

    Lil Keed was due to perform in North Carolina

    According to his Instagram story, Lil Keed had been due to perform in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday.

    The festival is called Daze In Blue and is committed to playing its role in the cycle of love by being the remedy to negative thoughts.

    A post shared by KEED TALK TO EM 👿 (@lilkeed)

    Dj Scheme pays tribute

    Via Twitter, Dj Scheme wrote: “I’m sick bruh no way… RIP lil Keed 💔”

    • Forrest McFarland

      What was Lil Keed’s musical style?

      Keed’s style was frequently likened to Young Thug’s because the two rappers grew up on Cleveland Avenue and Keed was signed to YSL Records, according to XXL Mag.

      Keed’s style has been compared to Young Thug’s while having his own unique flow, according to Chicago Reader.

      Keed adopted pieces of Young Thug’s varied flows as a basis to build off of, according to Pitchfork, particularly the high-pitched delivery.

    • Forrest McFarland

      Lil Uzi and Lil Keed ‘vibing’

      A video has surfaced on Twitter of Lil Uzi and Lil Keed in a recording studio, dancing around to the song they collaborated on.

      The post was captioned: “Just Uzi and Lil Keed vibing.”

    • Forrest McFarland

      Quana Bandz shares video of daughter Naychur

      The video posted to Lil Keed’s girlfriend’s Instagram account features daughter Naychur bopping her head to one of her father’s singles.

      Quana captioned the video in part: “my baby daddy made this song after our break up im sorry I left you KEED IM SORRY we knew WE was meant to be with each other because we made our way back with each other months later and Deaded df out of our situations Just to be back Together.”

    • Forrest McFarland

      Is Lil Keed’s girlfriend pregnant?

      According to the final carousel image in her first Instagram post to her account, Quana Bandz is pregnant with her second child from Lil Keed.

      Their first, Naychur, turned three on March 15, 2022.

    • Forrest McFarland

      Lil Keed’s family

      Lil Keed was the sixth child in a family of seven.

      His younger brother, rapper Lil Gotit, is one of his five brothers and one sister.

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      Drake supporting Lil Keed at a performance

      A fan of Lil Keed posted a video of the late rapper being joined on stage by Drake.

    • Forrest McFarland

      Trippie Redd pays tribute

      Adding a series of videos to an Instagram carousel, Trippie Redd wrote: “Bro I can’t believe this 🥺😢😢😢 I was always encouraging u to take this rap s*** serious I brought u on tour with me because I had faith in you can’t understand this one truly hurting my soul rest easy brother 5Life.”

    • Forrest McFarland

      Lil Keed featured on an Uzi Vert song

      In 2018, Lil Keed and his younger brother Lil Gotit – real name Semaja Render – featured in fellow rapper Lil Uzi Vert’s song Heavy Meta.

    • Forrest McFarland

      Lil Keed’s last YouTube video

      OnlOn May 13, Lil Keed shared the poster for his upcoming show in Georgia on Memorial Day, May 28, 2022.

    • Forrest McFarland

      Who are Lil Keed’s parents?

      There isn’t any publicly released information on Lil Keed’s parents.

      What is known, however, is that his parents separated when he was young.

    • Forrest McFarland

      Fans on Lil Keed’s death, continued

      Another fan wrote: “24 isso young bro. wee still figuring out life at that age. i hate death so much. that lil keed news just f****d me up fr.”

      Someone else tweeted: “That lil Keed news just killed my whole vibe.”

    • Forrest McFarland

      Fans on Lil Keed’s death

      Since Lil Keed’s death was announced, fan tributes have begun to pile in via Twitter.

      One fan said: “rest up lil keed and prayers out to all your people.”

    • Forrest McFarland

      Lil Keed’s girlfriend on death

      Via Instagram, Lil Keed’s girlfriend Quana posted a video and a long caption as a tribute.

      She wrote: “I love you sooooo much baby 🥺 what I’m post to do with out you😤 I can’t breathe right sleep right nothing I don’t even wanna talk to nobody Keed I can’t take this why you leave US bru. What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby ?”

    • Forrest McFarland

      Video of Young Thug listening to Lil Keed

      Someone on Twitter shared a video of Young Thug listening to Lil Kee’d music for the first time.

      The video currently has 1.4million views on the platform.

    • Forrest McFarland

      Taylor Bennett pays tribute

      Rapper Taylor Bennett paid tribute to Lil Keed in an Instagram post, saying: “I want us all to pay respect. It’s hard to give flowers when people are alive and I’m guilty.

      “Keed you are the new sound of music surpassing hip hop and all genres.”

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      A post shared by Taylor Bennett (@taylorbennett)

    • Forrest McFarland

      Who had Lil Keed worked with?

      In addition to rapper Travis Scott, Lil Keed also worked with Chris Brown and Young Thug.

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