Rapper Earl Swavey dies aged 26

A representative confirmed the rapper’s death on Monday (Picture: Instagram/olddirtyearl)

Rapper Earl Swavey, known for his song Beef, has died at the age of 26.

The death of the Los Angeles native was confirmed by a representive to Pitchfork on Monday.

No cause of death has yet been released.

The performer, who was raised by his mother after his father’s death and inspired by his brother as well as cousin Jay Rock to get into rapping, had A$AP Yams as his mentor.

Of their relationship, Swavey told Grungecake in 2015: ‘Out of all of the members of A$AP, Yams was really like a brother to me. He would send me Christmas gifts and always look out for my mom and ask if she needed anything.

‘I could call him anytime and he would always answer, no matter what. I definitely gained some wisdom from him.’

The rapper had released three projects in 2021 (Picture: Instagram/olddirtyearl)

Swavey was best known for his song Beef, off his mixtape Buisness Before Pleasure, as well as his Gangland series of four separate mixtapes.

In 2021, Swavey released Gangland 4 alongside The Dirtiest and Unphuckwithable.

He also collaborated with 03 Greedo, Mozzy, SOB x RBE, Melly, and many others.

This is a breaking news story with more to follow.


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