The Los Angeles rapper Earl Swavey died, his Pitchfork representative confirmed. The cause of his death is not yet known. He is 26 years old.
Swavey grew up in South Los Angeles. He was raised by a single mother after his father died when he was a child. His brother started raping when Swavey was young, and so did his cousin Jay Rock. Inspired by his family—as well as artists such as TI, Rick Ross, and 50 Cent — he began to pursue music and became a prolific artist.
Among the first Swavey released was the 2013 mixtape Business Before Pleasure (BBP). It featured the song “Beef,” which was the song that prompted A $ AP Yams to contact Swavey. This led to a kind of teaching. “Of all the A $ AP members, Yams is just like my brother,” Swavey said. Grungecake in 2015. “She would send me Christmas presents and would always watch my mom and ask if she needed anything. I can call him anytime and he will always answer, no matter what. I really got some wisdom from him. ”Yams collaborated with Swavey and G Perico on the song“London Drugs”Months ago his death.
The rapper has collaborated with 03 Greedo, Mozzy, SOB x RBE, Melly, and more. His mixtape Gangland fell in 2016 — the first in a series of Gangland released. Swavey dropped three projects in 2021: The dirtiest, Unphuckwithable, ug Gangland 4.
Swavey talks about his career aspirations in a 2018 interview without Jumper. “I just plan to do better than I did last time,” he said. “As long as my shit gets up, I feel like I’m doing well.” After his death, he was remembered by his peers. “Rest in Peace to the great Earl Swavey,” Vince Staples WRITES.