Rapper GI Joe OMG died on September 20 at the age of 33. The Crenshaw, Los Angeles native was known for his collaborations with Nipsey Hussle and J. Stone. The cause of his death has not been confirmed yet, but investigations about the circumstances are underway.
During his career, Joe opened for several big names, including Snoop Dogg, The Game, YG and Kendrick Lamar. The news of his death has come as a major shock to the hip-hop music industry.
GI Joe OMG Passed Away on Tuesday
The rapper’s publicist, Rebecca Kinchen, has confirmed his demise, adding that they do not yet know what went wrong with him. “We literally have no idea what happened. He was found dead and we are awaiting the results of the coroner’s report to learn details,” she said.
Some online reports suggested that Joe died in a car accident or a shooting, but Rebecca has revealed the reports to be untrue. “If there is anything we want to share about this man, it’s that he was an amazing, solid man that was the best father to his two children and ALWAYS put his family first,” she concluded saying.
Fans Pay Tribute to the Artist
Ever since the news of Joe’s death came out, fans have flooded social media with their condolences messages and tributes to the rapper. “You will be missed Gi Joe OMG. Thank you for your music that gave me peace. Rest In Peace King,” wrote a fan.
Another fan expressed shock over the rapper’s death and tweeted, “In disbelief of all these “RIP GI JOE” tweets, I hope it ain’t true, bro is one of my favorite artists and a real cool dude. Can’t believe this…”
A fan aslo tweeted, “Damn R.I.P GI Joe. Definitely One Of Them Undercuts On The All Money In Squad. OMG. Rest Easy,” while another one wrote, “If y’all ain’t hip to GI Joe OMG…you missed out fr. Was literally just listening to different cloth right before I heard the news. RIP.”
GI Joe OMG Released a Number of Singles in his Career
The rapper was well known for his work with Nipsey Hussle, with whom he worked on several tracks, including No Pressure, They Know, and Hussle & Motivate. He also released a number of singles individually, namely All I Know, Ride or Die and One Way Out. GI Joe OMG also had performances in some iconic venues like The House of Blues, Conga Room, Key Club, and Club Nokia.
Talking about his musical journey, Joe said in an interview, “I want to inspire people that come from where I come from. I feel like a lot of artists that come from the hood, glorify all the wrong things. They make it seem cool to be on drugs and in jail and all this other stuff when it’s not. It’s not cool, it’s a trap.”
GI Joe OMG is survived by his parents, two children and six siblings. Our heartfelt condolences to the deceased rapper’s family. Stay tuned for more news and updates.