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Atlanta-based rapper 6 Dogs reportedly dead at 21

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 1/26/2021 Nelson Oliveira

Georgia rapper 6 Dogs, whose music inspired numerous fans in recent years, has died at the age of 21, according to multiple reports and tributes posted Tuesday on social media.

“6 dogs was one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of talking to,” Twitter user Gwen Stacy wrote. “One of the only people who never changed when the clout came. he will forever be a part of my life and memories. So down to earth. So encouraging. So based. Rest in paradise.”

His cause of death and the day he died were not immediately clear and his manager could not be reached for this story Tuesday. Several fellow rappers and people who worked with the young artist, whose real name was Chase Amick, confirmed the news and shared photos with him on social media.

“RIP Chase,” rapper Yung Gravy wrote in an Instagram post, adding that Amick “inspired me in so many ways and helped me grow as an artist and a person.”

“6 Dogs was a very spiritual person. My thoughts, prayers, and energy is with him and his family forever,” record label Masked Gorilla said in a tweet.

The Atlanta-based artist rose to fame with a series of melodic songs about suicide, depression and other dark topics, according to a biography on Apple Music. He started rapping as a teenager and had to keep his music secret because of his religious mother.

He uploaded his first songs to SoundCloud in 2016, eventually gaining more than 140,000 followers on the platform before his death.

Some of his viral tunes include “Flossing,” “Spooky” and “Drifting.” One of the biggest hits was “Faygo Dreams,” a “druggy, trap-inflected single” that was streamed million of times within a few months, according to AllMusic.

a person in a blue shirt: Georgia rapper 6 Dogs © Twitter Georgia rapper 6 Dogs

Georgia rapper 6 Dogs (Twitter/)

Amick was also described online as an “underground legend” and a “beautiful soul.”

Fellow artist Slow Magic said it was “hard to believe this is real news.”

“I really felt a connection with the music and his future felt so bright,” he tweeted.

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