Lil Keed

Lil Keed
Lil Keed in 2019
Lil Keed in 2019
Background information
Birth nameRaqhid Jevon Render
Also known as
  • Keed
  • Prince Slime
Born(1998-03-16)March 16, 1998
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedMay 13, 2022(2022-05-13) (aged 24)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2016–2022
Labels
Websitekeedtalktoem.com

Raqhid Jevon Render (March 16, 1998 – May 13, 2022), known professionally as Lil Keed, was an American rapper. He was signed to Young Thug's record label YSL Records, as well as 300 Entertainment. His song "Nameless" reached number 42 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Songs Airplay chart.

Early life

Raqhid Jevon Render was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 1998, the fifth of seven children. Render grew up in Forest Park on Conley Road in Southside Atlanta, later moving to Cleveland Ave in Southwest Atlanta. After the death of his close friend Rudy, Render started taking rapping seriously in 2016. Render had 6 brothers and 1 sister; his younger brother is rapper Lil Gotit.

Despite his parents separating at an early age, both were present in Render's upbringing. During his teenage years, Keed worked briefly at Subway and McDonald's. Being close to a studio, Keed would record music almost on a daily basis. Render first started making music with his younger brother Semaja Render, posting songs online and scoring some regional hits in 2017. Render also had one daughter named Naychur.

Career

2018: Trapped on Cleveland 2 and Keed Talk To 'Em

On July 23, 2018, Keed released his single "Slatt Rock" featuring Paper Lovee along with his mixtape Trapped on Cleveland 2. In October 2018, Keed and his younger brother Lil Gotit featured in fellow rapper Lil Uzi Vert's song Heavy Metal. On December 12, 2018, Lil Keed released another mixtape, Keed Talk to 'Em, which featured the main single "Nameless", as well as "Balenciaga" featuring 21 Savage, "Red Hot" featuring Trippie Redd, and others. Keed Talk to 'Em also featured Lil Durk, Lil Yachty and Brandy.

2019: Long Live Mexico

On March 11, 2019, Keed featured in Lil Gotit's single "Drop The Top." On March 14, 2019, Keed released the song "Move It", featuring fellow Atlanta based artist Offset. On March 27, 2019, Lil Keed was nominated for the 10th spot for the XXL Freshman cover. On April 24, 2019, Keed released his single "Oh My God." On May 6, 2019, Lil Keed released "Proud Of Me", featuring Young Thug. The song, along with the previously released single "Oh My God", accompanied his forthcoming debut studio album Long Live Mexico. Keed stated the idea behind title of the album was inspired by his friend named Mexico who had died earlier in the year while Keed was on tour with Trippie Redd. On May 29, 2019, Keed released his new single "Pull Up", featuring Lil Uzi Vert and YNW Melly. The song was released from Young Thug's YSL Records and 300 Entertainment. On June 13, 2019, "Long Live Mexico" was released. It also featured artists such as Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, YNW Melly, and Young Thug. The album peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200, and number 11 on the Hot Rap Albums Chart, becoming the highest charting project of his career.

On July 18, 2019, Hoodrich Pablo Juan's new single "Drip Babies" was released on which Keed alongside Lil Gotit made guest appearances. On July 23, 2019, Lil Keed featured in Future's released single "Undefeated." On that same day, he released a music video for his Long Live Mexico single "HBS." The music video was directed by Cole Bennett. On August 14, 2019, the music video for Lil Keed and Guap Tarantino's collaborative single "Churches Peppers" was released on WorldStarHipHop. On September 3, 2019, Keed released his Mooktoven produced single "Saliva." On September 18, 2019, Keed released his single "Swap It Out" featuring Lil Duke. On October 17, 2019, a music video for Lil Gotit and Lil Keed's collaborative single "Brotherly Love" was released on behalf of Alamo Records. On November 7, 2019, 88GLAM and Lil Keed released their collaborative single "Bankroll." On November 27, 2019, a music video for Lil Keed's Long Live Mexico single "Snake" was released. On November 21, 2019, a music video of Young Scooter and Lil Keed's collaborative single "Trap Museum" was released on behalf of WMG. On December 6, 2019, Keed's collaborative single "Accomplishments" with Lil Yachty and Zaytoven was released along with a music video.

2020: Trapped on Cleveland 3

Lil Keed (right) alongside Lil Uzi Vert

On January 11, 2020, Keed announced his forthcoming second studio album Trapped On Cleveland 3. On January 30, 2020, Keed's collaborative single "A-Team (You Ain't Safe)" along with Lil Yachty, Lil Gotit, and Zaytoven was released. It was the second single released off their forthcoming collaborative album A-Team.

On April 15, 2020, Keed released his single "No Dealings", accompanied with a music video. On May 15, 2020, Keed released his second single "Wavy"; however, the song did not appear on Trapped on Cleveland 3, but the remix featuring American rapper Travis Scott did. On June 12, 2020, Keed released the single "Fox 5", featuring American rapper Gunna. Gunfire rang out during the filming of the music video for the song resulting in 2 people injured. On July 31, 2020, Keed revealed the release date and cover art for Trapped on Cleveland 3. On August 3, 2020, he released another single titled "She Know", featuring American rapper Lil Baby. On August 7, 2020, Keed released his album Trapped On Cleveland 3. The album features artists such as 42 Dugg, Future, Gunna, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, and Young Thug.
On August 11, 2020, Keed was included on XXL's 2020 Freshman Class.

On October 27, 2020, Keed revealed the tracklist for his deluxe edition of Trapped On Cleveland 3. On October 30, 2020, he released the deluxe version with 18 more tracks featuring additional guest appearances from O.T. Genasis, Lil Gotit, Quavo, Lil Duke, Yak Gotti, and Chris Brown.

2023: Keed Talk to 'Em 2

On February 3, 2023, Keed's estate released the song "Long Way To Go". On March 4, 2023, they announced the release date and the album cover on Instagram. On March 8, Keed's estate announced the tracklist for his upcoming album, and the song "Self employed" was released on the same day.

On March 17, 2023 "Keed Talk To Em' 2" was released, a project featuring big names like Young Thug, Trippie Redd, NAV, Lil Gotit, Cordae and many more. The album contains 20 tracks with a total duration of 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Musical styles

According to XXL, Keed's style was frequently compared to Young Thug, as the two rappers both grew up on Cleveland Avenue and Keed was signed to YSL Records. Chicago Reader described Keed's style as similar to Young Thug's while incorporating his own distinct flow.

According to Pitchfork, Keed used elements of Young Thug's versatile flows as a foundation, specifically the high-pitched delivery.

Influences

According to an interview by WHTA Hot 107.9, Keed stated he was inspired listening to music by his neighbor Young Thug, as well as Chingy, Peewee Longway, and Big Bank Black.

Live performances

At the Rolling Loud Festival on May 11, 2019, in Miami, Florida, Lil Keed performed on the same stage as Young Thug, Chief Keef, Lil Wayne, and Comethazine. He was scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival in Oakland later on September 29, 2019. On September 14, 2019, Keed and Lil Gotit performed at The Novo theater in Los Angeles. Fellow rapper Drake was present and on stage alongside Keed throughout the performance. Young Thug and Lil Duke also briefly appeared on stage. On October 12, 2019, Keed performed in the Rolling Loud New York festival. Keed also performed at the A3C Festival in Atlanta on October 13, 2019. On October 27, 2019, Keed performed at the Mala Luna festival in San Antonio, Texas.

Death

Render died on May 13, 2022. It was confirmed that Render died of eosinophilia.

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with year released
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
US
R&B/HH

US
Rap

Long Live Mexico 26 11 10 • US: 16,000
Trapped on Cleveland 3
  • Released: August 7, 2020
  • Label: YSL, 300
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
41 26 23
Keed Talk to 'Em 2
  • Released: March 17, 2023
  • Label: YSL, 300
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Details
Trapped on Cleveland
  • Released February 5, 2018
  • Format: Digital download
Slime Avenue
  • Released March 24, 2018
  • Format: Digital download
Trapped on Cleveland 2
  • Released: July 23, 2018
  • Label: YSL Records, 300
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Keed Talk to 'Em
  • Released: December 12, 2018
  • Label: YSL Records, 300
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
A-Team
(with Zaytoven, Lil Gotit, and Lil Yachty)
  • Released: February 28, 2020
  • Label: Familiar Territory
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US R&B/HH Air.
US
R&B/HH
Main.

"Nameless" 2018 42 30 Keed Talk to 'Em
"Pull Up"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert and YNW Melly)
2019 Long Live Mexico
"Saliva" Non-album singles
"Swap It Out"
(featuring Lil Duke)
"Hightop Shoes"
(with Zaytoven and Lil Yachty)
2020 A-Team
"No Dealings" Non-album singles
"Wavy"
"Fox 5"
(featuring Gunna)
Trapped on Cleveland 3
"Show Me What You Got"
(featuring O.T. Genasis)
"Long Way to Go" 2023 Keed Talk to 'Em 2
"Self Employed"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Churches Peppers"
(Guap Tarantino featuring Lil Keed)
2019 Charge Em Up
"Pop My Shit" (Remix)
(Lil Gotit featuring Lil Keed)
Non-album single
"Trap Museum"
(Young Scooter featuring Lil Keed)
Trap Hero
Wave Flow
(Lil Gotit featuring Lil Keed)
Hood Fifty
"Blue Strips"
(Shad Da God featuring Lil Keed)
2020 In God We Trust
"Groceries"
(Landon Cube featuring Lil Keed)
Non-album singles
"HEY!"
(Lil Gnar featuring Lil Keed and Internet Money)
2021
"Wifey"
(Elle Teresa featuring Lil Keed)
2022 Sweet My Life
"I'm on It"
(JP the Wavy & Bankroll Got It featuring Lil Keed)
Bankroll Wavy
"TOKYO"
(Ufo361 & Data Luv featuring Lil Keed)
2023 LOVE MY LIFE

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CAN
NZ
Hot

"Snake" 2019 95 24 Long Live Mexico

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Dirty Dancer"[citation needed] 2017 Lil Gotit
2018
"All Season"
"Going Up" Young Thug Slime Language
"Blood Diamonds" 24Heavy, Mali Meexh Safe Mode
"Heavy Metal" Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Gotit
"Blue Slimes" Lil Gotit, Gunna, Skooly, Dolly White Hood Baby
"Hell Yeah" Lil Gotit
"Drop The Top" 2019 Lil Gotit Crazy But It's True
"Runnin Bands"
"Double It"[citation needed] Luh Dino Up 4 Life
"Wet Like A Boat" Lil Duke, Lil Yachty Blue Devil 2
"Drip Babies" Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Gotit
"Undefeated" Future
"Hot For Me" Jacquees, Lil Gotit
"Big Tipper" Young Thug So Much Fun
"Sauce" Kid Buu Revenge Of The Clones
"Brotherly Love" Lil Gotit The Real Goat
"Bankroll" 88GLAM Far From Heaven Close To God
"2500" J SidereaaK, KCamp, Cheeks Bossman
"Accomplishments" Lil Yachty, Zaytoven A-Team
"You Ain't Safe" 2020 Lil Yachty, Zaytoven, Lil Gotit
"Hightop Shoes" Lil Yachty, Zaytoven
"Rich" Flash G
"Off-White" Lil Gotit Hood Baby 2
"Drip Day N Night" Lil Gotit, Gunna
"Yeah Yeah" Lil Gotit, Future
"Range Rover Sports Truck" Lil Yachty Lil Boat 3
"Booko Bucks" Nasty C, Lil Gotit Zulu Man with Some Power
"Really Redd" Internet Money, Trippie Redd, Young Nudy B4 the Storm
"Trains" Nav Emergency Tsunami
"Get N Dere Gang" [citation needed] 2021 Lil Gotit, Yak Gotti Top Chef Gotit
"Now We Getting Money" 2022 Lil Gotit, Lil PJ The Cheater
"6 Figures" Lil Gotit, BIG30
"No Reason" Lil Gnar, Yak Gotti Die Bout It

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