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US Rap star, Jameon Davis, popularly known as Ketchy The Great, is dead.

The rapper is best known for his work with the rap group ‘Stinc Team’ led by Drakeo The Ruler.

Drakeo confirmed the tragic news as he paid a tribute to the rapper on his Twitter handle, he wrote: “Long live Ketchy The Great. “

He revealed the cause of his death that Ketchy was hit by a car, he said: “NIGGAS DID NOT KILL THE HOMIE HE GOT HIT BY A RANDOM PEDESTRIAN STOP CLAIMING BODIES THAT’S NOT YOURS THE SCORE WILL NEVER BEEN EVEN.”

Rapper Biz Markie also paid tribute with a post on Twitter: “RIP Ketchy the Great. One of the brightest LA talents of the last five years.

“A ball of 1000 watt voltage with a razor blade growl, who never failed to steal a track… whose promise was first undercut by the DA plot to persecute the Stinc Team, & now this. An unspeakable loss.”

Ketchy rose to fame as part of the underground rap scene in Los Angeles.

As well as releasing songs with the Stinc Team. Ketchy was also a solo artist in his own right.

His debut track If I Go Broke was released at the end of 2017.

In 2018, his faced an obstacle in his career when he was arrested for painting graffiti while filming the music video for his song with Ralfy the Plug, ‘The Right Decision’.

The group ‘Stinc Team’ had been labelled a gang by prosecutors in Los Angeles, and on that Ketchy was charged with vandalism with a gang enhancement and witness intimidation with gang enhancement.

He spent almost three years in prison before being released.

After his release, Ketchy granted an interview on PALMCAST, where he admitted that his music only really started to take off while he was in prison.

He said: “When I went to jail… I had a couple songs that started takin’ off.

“So while I’m in there, it’s just motherf*****s comin’ up to me like, ‘Yo you’re Ketchy the Great, I f**k with your s**t.’

“It’s crazy ‘cause when I was on the streets…. [no one was] really coming up to me, noticing me, or recognising me.

“But once I was in the county and I was sittin’ down for like six, seven months, everybody who’s comin’ in that motherf****r’s like ‘Hey Ketchy, yo Ketchy, sign my cup!’

“And I’m like damn, I’m signing my first f****ng’ autographs in the county.

Ketchy went back to work, after being out of prison, to put out a video for his new song “Another One”, he also put out a song called “Gang Enhancement”.

He appeared on Drakeo’s new mixtape “We Know the Truth”, and just days ago, a new Drakeo and Ketchy’s song called “For Real” was released.

RIP

Tags : Biz MarkieDrakeoJameon DavisKetchy The GreatRalfy the PlugStinc Team
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