Sad news to report, but it is now confirmed that Lil Snupe [the newly signed rapper to Meek Mill’s Dream Chasers label] died last night [June 19th] The 17 year-old reportedly died in Louisiana after a “dice game” turned violent resulting in Snupe getting SHOT a reportedly ‘four’ times and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
When word reach Meek Mill’s camp, Meek took to twitter in disbelief and urged Lil Snup to contact him – but no reply was returned. However, Snupe’s manager, known as @Leem7st [on twitter] has confirmed the death of the rising star but details of the “crime” have yet to be issued.
Lil Snupe generated a huge buzz both in the industry and in the streets since his music introduction [via Meek Millz]. His fifteen-minute freestyle on the Cosmic Kev Come Up Show landed the newcomer close to a million views on you tube. In April , Snupe released his very first video off of his new single entitled “Melo” stamping his entry mark in the industry, and from the fan review he seemed to be a rising star in the making.
Meek Mill signed Snupe to Dream Chasers last year after listening to his mixtape for 20 minutes, the late Louisiana rapper told MTV News in February. “He was in a van, they was finna pull off. And I went and knocked on the van, on the window. They let the window down, grabbed the mixtape and it was like 10 minutes later, 20 minutes later they called me,” said Snupe.
“He was spittin’ so much pain, he’s from the south with a flow like an east coast guy,” Meek told MTV.
My heart prays for our youth today and the so called “legacy” that we [the elders] are looking towards. It’s disheartening to even hear such news [especially when it’s the ongoing crimes of black-on-black crime and the cause is often “senseless” and of no plausible merit [ie: self defense]. A mother, now has to bury her son with the pain of knowing that her son died over a rumored hundred dollars [$100]. Remarkably sad!
Our condolences to Lil Snupe’s family and the entire Dream Chaser’s camp.
It’s time that we WAKE UP – People!