Rapper Fredo Santana no more!

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2018 02:34 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 21 (ANI): Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has passed away at the age of 27, reportedly from a seizure.

Santana, a cousin of rapper Chief Keef, was hospitalised recently for longstanding liver and kidney problems, reports Variety.

He frequently spoke about using lean, which includes codeine and contributed to the 2007 death of influential Houston rapper Pimp C.

"Hopefully I can be the face to sho n--s to slow down an we got our whole life ahead of us, f- being rock stars gettin high I got ptsd," Santana wrote on Twitter last year.

The late rapper, born Derrick Coleman, and Chief Keef came up in Chicago's hip-hop scene in the early 2010s and released nearly 10 mixtapes.

They also came up with an album, 'Trappin Ain't Dead', which featured Kendrick Lamar on the track 'Jealous'.

Santana also made a cameo appearance in Drake's video for 'Hold On, We're Going Home'. (ANI)