In the wake of the untimely passing of Chicago rapper Fredo Santana, the hip-hop community is collectively mourning the death of the promising trap star.
As previously reported, Fredo — born Derrick Coleman — suffered from a long time bout with seizures and complications of the kidneys. Back in October 2017, the 27-year-old opened up about his health struggles to his fans after he was hospitalized for liver failure.
Throughout his short-lived career, Fredo instrumented the drill music movement alongside cousin and collaborator Chief Keef. He made a name for himself in the music industry, founding his own record label, Savage Squad, where he released his debut album, Trappin' Ain't Dead. Known for his grizzly lyrics and larger-than-life persona, Fredo was beloved by many including the likes of Drake, 50 Cent, Wale and Travis Scott.
Take a look at some of their emotional tributes below:
R.l.P Fredo, l liked Sosa’s (SHIT l DON’T LIKE) when l first seen it. the shit was just raw, the beauty of hip hop is when it’s your time nothing can stop you. Fredo stood out to me.l was like, now that nigga crazy and I’m a little crazy so l watched him. When he said he looked up to me, l wanted to work with him but we didn’t get the chance to do anything. When l heard he passed l didn’t know what to say. To his family l send my condolence. SOSA call my phone
I woke up to you dead bro I couldn't believe it @fredosantanassr you told me other day you almost died I didn't believe it I thought you was playing bro I told you slow down day1 shit when nobody was dere it was us you kno I kno nobody really kno 💔 yall better watch over me man please thats all I need from yall love 4eva 🖤
This one fucked my head up i can’t even lie 😢 rest up young king @FREDOSANTANA300— DURKIOOO🦅 (@lildurk) January 20, 2018
2 Real For This Bitch Ass World 🌍 pic.twitter.com/ISZebyJ5ik— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) January 20, 2018
Let one off in the air for fredo santana !! For life they cudnt stop that man SSR for life CHICAGO for life Chief Keef chop durk Reese Gino sd the whole Chicago what it do joe we living it up joe Chicago joe for life too fredo - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 20, 2018
Rip to my dawg.— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) January 20, 2018
Rest up easy love you bro pic.twitter.com/CeZV7A4O52
Fredo , God Bless ya life. God be with you. Infinite prayers for you and your family . Rest well young brother 💯🙏🏿— Wale (@Wale) January 20, 2018
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