How did Earl Swavey die? Rapper, 26, was inspired by Rick Ross, 50 Cent and TI
Earl Swavey dropped his first tape ‘Business Before Pleasure’ (BBP) in 2013 and later worked with rappers like 03 Greedo, Mozzy, SOB x RBE and Melly
Hip-hop fans were left in shock after Los Angeles rapper Earl Swavey died. The community has lost a bunch of rappers in the last few months and therefore, the news of another rapper passing away proved to be a huge blow for the fans. Earl Swavey was 26. The unfortunate news of the rapper’s demise was confirmed by his representative to Pitchfork.
While a few hip-hop artists died a natural death, we lost others due to violence. Speaking of rappers dying in 2021, artist VNZA was shot and killed in Missouri back in June. Brooklyn rapper Supa Gates too faced a similar fate after he was shot multiple times at St John’s Place near Troy Avenue in Crown Heights on April 11. Chicago rapper KTS Dre too made the headlines after he was shot 64 times on his head and other parts of his body in July 2021. Bay Area rapper Mike Darole was another hip-hop artist who was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in May 2021.
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How did Earl Swavey die?
The cause behind Earl Swavey’s untimely death is still unknown. None of the family members or close friends have spilled the beans on the rapper’s death. It is also not clear as to when exactly Swavey died. MEAWW will keep you posted with the updates. Earl Swavey grew up in South Los Angeles and was raised by a single mother after his father died when he was a baby. Earl’s brother and cousin are known to be hip-hop artists and getting inspired by the same, he took up rap as a full-time career. Earl Swavey was heavily influenced by artists like T.I., Rick Ross, and 50 Cent. He dropped his first mixtape ‘Business Before Pleasure’ (BBP) in the year 2013.
The track ‘Beef’ from the same project got him in touch with A$AP Yams. Speaking about the same, he told Grungcake in 2015, “Out of all of the members of A$AP, Yams was really like a brother to me. He would send me Christmas gifts and always look out for my mom and ask if she needed anything. I could call him anytime and he would always answer, no matter what. I definitely gained some wisdom from him.” In his career, Swavey joined hands with artists like 03 Greedo, Mozzy, SOB x RBE, and Melly among others. In 2021, Swavey dropped three projects namely, ‘The Dirtiest’, ‘Unphuckwithable’, and ‘Gangland 4.’ You can listen to all his tracks here. Reacting to his death, acclaimed rapper Vince Staples tweeted, “Rest In Peace to the great Earl Swavey.” Whereas, another verified artist on Twitter called Tron A posted, “RIP EARL SWAVEY.”
Rest In Peace to the great Earl Swavey— VINCE STAPLES (@vincestaples) January 10, 2022
RIP EARL SWAVEY 🥺🤦🏿♂️🥺🤦🏿♂️— TRON A (@DJA_Tron) January 10, 2022
‘WTF happening in LA’ asks Twitter
Hip-hop fans thronged to Twitter to bid Earl Swavey a final goodbye also sharing how devasted they were with the unfortunate news. “Bro I keep losing homies back to back.. RIP Earl Swavey. My (N-word) ES with the BS”, said one as another chimed in, “Waiiiiit no f**king way no Earl Swavey too.” Another shared, “RIP Earl Swavey. First heard him on that Uza Trikk record. + RIP Yams too. Wow smh.” Whereas, one added,”Damn RIP Earl Swavey LA on bullshit these days.”
The next one posted, “Damn blood Drop of blood ima miss you (N-word) I can’t believe First last year @NebulaSwavey left us then now my (N-word) Earl @EarlSwavey_PM gone smh I can’t f**kin deal wit it nomore I’m just alone asf.” Meanwhile, an individual asserted, “BRUH EARL SWAVEY GONE TOO?!? this been a sh***y 3 months for the community.” One posted, “RIP EARL SWAVEY wtf happening in LA” adding an emoticon of heartbreak”, as another concluded, “Crazy bro sum good memories w u fsholy , another LA legend gone too soon.. Rest in power earl Swavey”.
Bro I keep losing homies back to back.. RIP Earl Swavey. My nigga ES with the BS— PAUPA (@paupaftw) January 10, 2022
waiiiiit no fucking way no Earl Swavey too https://t.co/zkV8PEuXFw— rævena$ty (@mamaraeven) January 11, 2022
Damn RIP Earl Swavey LA on bullshit these days— lil Louie 🥇 (@louda1st) January 10, 2022
Damn blood 🩸 ima miss you niggas I can’t believe First last year @NebulaSwavey left us then now my nigga Earl @EarlSwavey_PM gone smh I can’t fuckin deal wit it nomore I’m just alone asf💔😔💯😩 pic.twitter.com/0RGoJ15gk1— 🐻𝑴𝒂𝒄 𝑵’𝑪𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝑲𝑰𝑵𝑮👑 (@ConsciousKing__) January 11, 2022
BRUH EARL SWAVEY GONE TOO?!? this been a shitty 3 months for the community— DJ igotOPTNS (@igotOPTNS) January 11, 2022
RIP EARL SWAVEY wtf happening in LA 💔 pic.twitter.com/GePNmUlVDX— zay (@zay__rosa) January 11, 2022
🤕😞🕊— FENIX (@fenix_flexin) January 10, 2022
Crazy bro sum good memories w u fsholy , another LA legend gone too soon.. Rest in power earl swavey pic.twitter.com/OBj2yBHEgS