Cali Swag District’s rapper, who’s famous for the catchy song “Teach Me How to Dougie,” has died. The rapper, also known as as JayAre, passed away from complications due to sickle cell anemia.
TMZ reports that one of the guys in Cali Swag Districtrecently announced the news of JayAre’s sudden death. According to the report, the “Dougie” rapper was suffering from the disease sickle cell anemia and was hospitalized on Thursday for “unknown reasons.” According to MTV, the “Dougie” rapper went into cardiac arrest and passed away at the hospital.
A member of Cali Swag District, General Da Smoove, tweeted about the news over the last ten hours and is trying to come to terms with the death of JayAre, who he calls a brother.
Sickle cell took my brother away from me today…with that being said I’m proud to know that with that disease he made the best of his life
— The General (@SmooveDaGeneral) June 7, 2014
Rest in peace Jayare I’m gonna miss u forever..I will never get over this..but I know God got u..and I know You got me — The General (@SmooveDaGeneral) June 7, 2014
As the hours passed General Da Smoove’s grief deepened and he expressed his thoughts on Twitter to his followers:
“I’m really like all the way f***ed up..I can’t say these words I’m typin out loud they won’t even come out…I don’t wanna cry but..”
In the wake of JayAre’s death many fans of Cali Swag District have offered their support via Twitter:
Thank you for signing this for me RIP M-Bone and Jayare pic.twitter.com/8dAv3uR9xZ
— DoubleNkls (@Relli55Rell) June 7, 2014
JayAre’s friend and “brother” left one more tweet for all of the supporters:
I can’t stop lookin at all these post..I jus saw my bro literally fight for his life I told him “I love you bro” hope’n he heard me — The General (@SmooveDaGeneral) June 7, 2014
Unfortunately JayAre isn’t the first rapper from Cali Swag District to pass away. Back in 2011, rapper M-Bone was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.
Cali Swag District, which was comprised of Montae “M-Bone” Talbert, Cahron “JayAre” Childs, Corey “Smoove Da General” Fowler, and Chante “Yung” Glee, received notoriety for their 2010 hit “Teach Me How to Dougie.” A year later and the group lost member M-Bone after he was murdered. M-Bone’s death left the guys to release their debut album The Kickback. In addition to their debut album, the group released a new mixtape called The District, which featured Waka Flocka Flame and Skeme.
JayAre was 25 years old.
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