And the condolences just keep pouring in. New York rapper Fred the Godson has passed away from COVID-19. The 35-year-old hip-hop star was hospitalized with the virus and placed on a ventilator April 6th. Just last week looked like he was making some positive strides, but it seems Thursday after complications that included asthma and kidney issues he couldn’t fight any longer.
Fred the Godson was never signed to a label, but was well known in the NYC hip-hop scene and collaborated with big names like Diddy, Pusha T and Jay Pharoah. Fred, aka “Gordo,” also famously appeared on the cover of XXL’s 2011 Freshman issue with Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, YG, Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. Fred was one, if not the most underrated lyricists of our time. His bars hit hard and his punch lines hit even harder.
“Rip @fredthegodsonmusic damn this is wack ! Stay home corona is real,” French Montana wrote on Instagram.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends. This definitely has us all in tears. Below is truly a dope remembrance of Fred getting interviewed by DJ Suss One almost 10 years ago at the start of his career. #RIPFREDTHEGODSON