Emerging rapper Lil Snupe, a recent signee to Meek Mill's Dream Chaser's label, died this morning (June 20), according to multiple sources including AllHipHop and XXL.
The 18-year old Louisiana rapper was reportedly shot and killed, though no official details, including the location, have been released. Sources tell Billboard the artist lives in Baton Rouge, however no homicides with a similarly aged victim occurred in the area overnight. Some previous articles written about Snupe have listed Jonesboro, La., about 80 miles east of Shreveport, as his hometown.
His manager, DJ Smallz and Dream Chasers' Louie V Gutta tweeted of Lil Snupe's death this morning.
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," he said.
"He was spittin' so much pain, he's from the south with a flow like an east coast guy," Meek told MTV.
Snupe repped his home state in his last tweet, "i Hold it Down 4 Louisiana."
Snupe released his mixtape, "Real Ni--a in Charge," in April. Check it out below.