Lil Sodi, an up-and-coming rapper from Los Angeles known for his strong connections to the Crips street gang, has died. This news was confirmed by Afroman, who had been collaborating with Lil Sodi on several projects.
Last Friday (August 4), the Grammy-nominated rapper confirmed on Instagram that Sodi (real name Madsodi Simpson) had passed away. However, the exact date and cause of death were not provided.
Paying homage to Sodi, with whom he was currently on tour, Afroman posted a photo of them together accompanied by a series of emojis. This post also grabbed the attention of DJ Premier.
“Some of the worst news of an incredible human being! Damn sure gonna miss you Sodi. Condolences to your family,” the Gang Starr legend wrote in the comments of Afroman’s post.
Despite his potential in the music industry, the L.A. rapper’s reputation often stemmed from his clashes with fellow artists. He had just released his seven-track EP, Too Good for Hell (Too Bad for Heaven), on Thursday (August 3).
Apart from his feud with Nipsey Hussle (which culminated with the song “Fuck Nipsey”). Lil Sodi was also involved in a well-publicized brawl between Afroman and Young Buck back in June.
In late June, the former G-Unit rapper refused to leave the stage after his performance. He then got into a dispute with Lil Sodi, reportedly slapping him in the stomach in the VIP section. This led to a brawl involving Afroman’s group and Young Buck.
Following the incident, Young Buck expressed his frustration towards the “Because I Got High” artist on Instagram in a post that has since been deleted. In his post, he said that he was trying to show love to everyone, contrary to what took place.
“Listen @ogafroman I take all fades thug…. with you or ya n-ggas [100 emoji],” Young Buck said. “Ya’ll n-ggas try to jump me tho [crying laughing emoji] I came to show love. [crying laughing emojis]!! N-gga this #cashville first and always NH60!!”
He added: “They should of told u I got hands thug [face with glasses emoji]!!. Come see what this shit do [100 emoji] [exclamation points emojis] [face with glasses emojis].”
Afroman responded on Instagram to share his perspective on the situation. He posted a video where the 48-year-old rapper showed Young Buck with a half empty bottle of Jack Daniels appearing inebriated, while attempting to light a cigarette. There were a few people on stage that were gesturing him to leave the stage, which he eventually did.
HipHopX sends its heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Lil Sodi.