Slim 400, a star in the West Coast music scene and close associate of YG, has died of a fatal gunshot wound in California. He was 33 years old.
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Law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that the Compton-raised rapper was gunned down on Wednesday night in the Inglewood neighborhood of Los Angeles. As of now, no details about what started the fatal encounter, or how many suspects were involved, have been released.
The No Jumper podcast’s Twitter page was the first to report Slim 400’s passing, with disturbing fan-shot videos of the taped-off crime scene starting to make the rounds on YouTube. That’s when listeners of the rapper began to pay their respects online, hailing Slim 400 as a trailblazer in his community.
Born to military parents in Germany, Slim moved back to Los Angeles as a young child and was raised in Compton. He was later discovered and signed by the now nonexistent Pu$haz Ink music label — the same one made popular by YG and DJ Mustard.Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time Slim 400 was gunned down, having narrowly escaped death back in the summer of 2019, when he was shot 9 times in Los Angeles. According to the rapper, he was ambushed in the attack while visiting family in Compton.
“I just feel like when you meant to be here and God have a plan for you, it ain’t no stoppin’ it,” the rapper revealed during an interview at the time. “I hit the ground thinking it was over. My family came out, kept me alive, talking to me, dragging me in the house while they still shooting … My family, love her to death for just saving me. I just feel like I’m blessed just to be here ’cause I could have just died then and there.”
Rest In Peace, Slim 400.