The spread of COVID-19 has found many in hip hop at odds with the virus. Hip hop stars like Scarface have given updates on their condition while others like Fred The Godson have unfortunately passed due to complications of the coronavirus. Now, news has surfaced, noting that Nas and his brother Jungle’s artist Kiing Shooter has passed away due to COVID-19.
The news was confirmed by Big Twins, known for his work with Mobb Deep, and it was noted that Kiing Shooter reportedly caught coronavirus after being hospitalized for liver issues.
The up-and-coming Queensbridge rapper previously posted a photo of himself on Instagram in a hospital bed along with the caption “This Can’t Be Life ??♂️I Said Henny Was Stronger Than The Rona I Ain’t Kno It Was That Strong ??♂️ No More Drinkin For Me ??♂️.”
According to Big Twins, Kiing Shooter had just signed to Nas’ Street Dreams Records and was on the radar of many, including Alchemist and more. Kiing Shooter frequently collaborated with Dave East, and previously released a track called “No Turnin’ Bacc” in April. Rest in peace and condolences to the family of Kiing Shooter.