Within the last decade, Hip-Hop has lost a number of talented voices that have paved their own lanes in fashion, music and beyond. Pop Smoke, Juice WRLD, Virgil Abloh, DMX and Nipsey Hussle are just a few names that come to mind. On May 13, 2022, Hip-Hop lost Atlanta trendsetter Lil’ Keed at the age of 24. The artist, who earned co-signs from the likes of Young Thug and Drake, passed away midway through 2022 after a bout with eosinophilia, a condition that leads to the creation of a surplus of disease-fighting white blood cells.
Lil’ Keed is best known for his breakout hit, “Nameless.” However, he has also released studio albums and collaborated with Lil’ Uzi Vert, Lil’ Durk, Trippie Redd, Lil’ Yachty, Future and Gunna. Not to be forgotten, he also collaborated with his brother, Lil Gotit, frequently. Prior to his untimely death, the Atlanta native was working on his next studio LP.
“On May 13, 2022, I lost my son Raqhid Render – who many of you knew as the artist Lil Keed. While this journey through the different phases of grief has been indescribably hard, a way that I have found to cope is through his music,” Lil’ Keed’s mother, Tonnie Woods-Reed, said.
“Right before his passing, Keed was hard at work at what would’ve been his highly anticipated next album Keed Talk To ‘Em 2. As much as he was a great father, son, and friend – he was also an artist who (thanks to many of you) lived and continues to live through his music. With that being said, the time has come to share some of our last pieces of Keed with you all.”
Lil’ Keed’s Keed Talk To ‘Em 2 features Young Thug, Cordae, Big Sean, Offset, Trippie Redd, Nav, Lil Gotit and many others. Check out the complete project from the late YSL artist below.