Lil Snupe was considered an up-and-coming rapper, an 18-year-old who slipped a demo tape to Meek Mill and was signed almost immediately.
But all of that was ripped away on Thursday when Lil Snupe was gunned down in Louisiana. The WInnfield City Police Department said they responded to calls of a shooting at the Maplewood Apartments just after 4 am. There they found Lil Snupe (born Adderran Ross) with two gunshot wounds to his torso. He was declared dead at the scene.
Police said they do not have a motive for the shooting, but said they are searching for a person of interest.
Lil Snupe had a fast rise to rap success. He met Meek Mill during a tour stop at Grambling State University late last year, and passed a demo along to the MC.
“He was in a van, they was finna pull off. And I went and knocked on the van, on the window. They let the window down, grabbed the mixtape and it was like 10 minutes later, 20 minutes later they called me,” Snupe told MTV News back in February,
Meek turned around to get back to Lil Snupe, the 17-year-old was signed to the MMG rapper’s label within the hour.
“He was spittin’ so much pain, he’s from the south with a flow like an east coast guy,” Meek said. “Like with that bounce flow, all over the place, he really can spit, and he was talking that talk that I can really relate to. I seen potential in him.”
After Lil Snupe’s death, a number of prominent rappers expressed condolences on Twitter.
In a tweet that was later deleted, Meek Mill seemed to indicate that Lil Snupe lived a dangerous lifestyle, one that ultimately led to hisdeath.
“R.I.P 2 my lil f—ing ni–a #lilsnupe I tried everything in my power 2 get that kid out of the streets!” Meek wrote.
Reports say Lil Snupe was killed over a dice game.