Shock for fans as American musician dies age 26

HIT Yo Ricky rapper Earl Swavey has died at 26 years old.

The rapper’s representative confirmed his death to Pitchfork on Monday.

A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Swavey comes from a rap family, which includes TDE rapper Jay Rock.

The 26-year-old was inspired by rappers like T.I., Rick Ross and 50 Cent.

Among Swavey’s first released was his 2013 mixtape Business Before Pleasure.

It featured the hit single Beef, which was the song that prompted late-rapper A$AP Yams to contact Swavey.

The up-and-coming rapper considered A$AP Yams as his “brother”.

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