This morning Savage Squad Records CEO and former GBE affiliate, Fredo Santana died at the tender age of 27 years old. Reports state the cause of death was due to kidney failure. Today the city of Chicago and those abroad mourn the loss of a staple to the drill music scene.
Current events show how detrimental drug use has been to some of Hip-Hop’s younger stars. Back in 2015, the culture took a major lost when ASAP Yams at the age of 26 was reported dead due to a drug overdose. It was said that he possibly died due to a mixture of codeine and Xanax. As time fast forwards, rapper Lil Peep at age 21 was reported dead in November 2017, due to a Xanax overdose.
Addiction to prescription drugs are at an all time high. The addiction comes with a heavy price… your life. It’s truly upsetting to witness as it’s taking the young away before they truly are able to make their mark.
Luckily, the addiction crisis isn’t going unnoticed. Some rappers have vowed to quit cold turkey to ensure their survival. California rapper Hell Gang Mozzy has decided to kick the cup and bring awareness to the epidemic.
The greatest hope is that more artist will follow the way of those like Mozzy. It’s understood that this isn’t a easy battle. But, health is wealth and you have to be here in order to count it!
For those of you who maybe dealing with addiction take advantage of the drug abuse hotlines 1-877-733-2138 so that you can receive the proper help you need.
With great sorrow and a sadden heart we here at KMThinks.com sends prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Fredo Santana. The city cries for you today.