LA RAPPER Ketchy The Great has died following a car accident.
Ketchy, who made his name in LA's underground rap scene as part of the Stinc Team alongside Drakeo the Ruler, has passed away.
Born Jameon Davis, the prolific solo artist had multiple features on 03 Greedo and Drakeo records, and had been sharing new songs in the months after his release from prison last August.
Tributes have poured in for the rapper following his death, with Drakeo confirming that Ketchy died after being hit by a car.
On an Instagram Live, Ketchy's pal addressed the rumours: "Don't make it seem like…c'mon, bro. You know how these n***** gon' get.
"It's on the news. It's on the s**t. N**** got hit by a car… You know they finna start, though."
Drakeo then reposted Ketchy's last Instagram post, with the caption: "LONG LIVE KETCHY THE GREAT IMA TURN UP FOR YOU FOR YOU ALL YEAR !!"
On Twitter, rapper Biz Markie wrote about the tragic news: "RIP Ketchy the Great. One of the brightest LA talents of the last five years.
"A ball of 1000 watt voltage with a razor blade growl, who never failed to steal a track — whose promise was first undercut by the DA plot to persecute the Stinc Team, & now this. An unspeakable loss."
Another friend, Ricky P, said: "RIP Ketchy, damn I ain’t know last night was the last."
Ketchy was arrested in 2018 for spray painting graffiti in his and Ralfy the Plug’s music video for the hit “The Right Decision.”
Because Stinc Team was labelled a 'gang' by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Ketchy was charged with vandalism with a gang enhancement and witness intimidation with gang enhancement.
He served two years and 10 months in prison.
After Ketchy was released in August 2020, he put out a video for the new song “Another One.”
And just days before his death, a new Drakeo and Ketchy song called “For Real” was released.
More to follow…
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