Maryland rapper Goonew, finest identified for his distinct whispery supply and his frequent collaborations with Lil Dude, has died after being shot on Friday evening (March 18) in Prince George’s County. Goonew’s supervisor confirmed the information to The Washington Publish, stating that the rapper died just a few hours after he was transported to a hospital. Native CBS affiliate WUSA9 spoke with Goonew’s household following the tragic information. “I don’t consider this,” Goonew’s mom, Patrice Parker Morrow informed the outlet. “All he needed to do is attempt to get his household out the hood. He had a coronary heart greater than his physique, once they took him, they took me.” Goonew was 24 years outdated.
Born Markelle Antonio Morrow, Goonew launched his first mixtape, Licensed Goon, in 2017 and adopted it up with Goonwick, Huge 64, and Goonrich Urkel the following 12 months. His debut studio album, Nonetheless Servin, got here out in 2019.
Goonew shortly discovered an everyday collaborator in Lil Dude, and collectively the duo launched two joint mixtapes and numerous singles, the most important of which is their 2018 hit “Murder Boat” that includes Lil Yachty. Goonew additionally hopped on releases with Xanman, A$AP Ant, Kayvo, and Keezah over time.
Fellow rappers and members of the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia music neighborhood have been posting tributes to Goonew on-line, together with IDK, A$AP Ant, Redveil, BBY Goyard, and YungManny. “Could Allah make ya grave spacious,” A$AP Ant wrote in an Instagram story. “I’m sick bro. Relaxation up.”