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Atlanta rapper Lil Keed dead at 24 after Young Thug's arrest, plus more stars we lost in 2022

Wonderwall Logo By Marisa Laudadio of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 61: Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2022, starting with this rising star rapper... Lil Keed, whose high-pitched yet soft voice often earned him comparisons to his mentor, Young Thug, died in Los Angeles on May 13. He was 24. His record label, 300 Entertainment, confirmed the news to The New York Times but has not yet shared his cause of death. Born Raqhid Jevon Render in Atlanta, Lil Keed was best known for his "Trapped on Cleveland" mixtape series featuring tales from his hardscrabble upbringing in Atlanta's Cleveland neighborhood. Keed was also signed to YSL Records, Young Thug's 300 Entertainment imprint. The week before Keed's death, YSL was implicated as a criminal street gang in a RICO indictment that charged Young Thug and 27 of his associates with gang-related activities and crimes. According to the Times, Lil Keed was not charged, but he did post a reaction to the indictment on social media. "YSL is a family, YSL is a label, YSL is a way of life, YSL is a lifestyle," he wrote. "YSL is not a gang."

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Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2022, starting with this rising star rapper... Lil Keed, whose high-pitched yet soft voice often earned him comparisons to his mentor, Young Thug, died in Los Angeles on May 13. He was 24. His record label, 300 Entertainment, confirmed the news to The New York Times but has not yet shared his cause of death. Born Raqhid Jevon Render in Atlanta, Lil Keed was best known for his "Trapped on Cleveland" mixtape series featuring tales from his hardscrabble upbringing in Atlanta's Cleveland neighborhood. Keed was also signed to YSL Records, Young Thug's 300 Entertainment imprint. The week before Keed's death, YSL was implicated as a criminal street gang in a RICO indictment that charged Young Thug and 27 of his associates with gang-related activities and crimes. According to the Times, Lil Keed was not charged, but he did post a reaction to the indictment on social media. "YSL is a family, YSL is a label, YSL is a way of life, YSL is a lifestyle," he wrote. "YSL is not a gang."

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