Slim 400, a rising Compton rapper, was shot and killed in the Inglewood neighborhood of Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Dec. 8). Law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ on Thursday (Dec. 9) that the up-and-comer died of fatal gunshot wounds. He was 33 years old.
Slim was found with gunshot wounds and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
So far, police have not shared any further details about the shooting or how many suspects they believe were involved. According to Vlad TV, Slim narrowly escaped death back in 2019 after being shot a total of nine times while visiting his family in Compton.
Speaking with a Los Angeles radio station, Slim said he was “ambushed” by the drive-by shooting and revealed one of his family members risked their own life to drag him to safety.
“I just feel like when you meant to be here and God have a plan for you, it ain’t no stoppin’ it,” he said at the time. “I hit the ground thinking it was over. My family came out, kept me alive, talking to me, dragging me in the house while they still shooting… My family, love her to death for just saving me. I just feel like I’m blessed just to be here ’cause I could have just died then and there.”
Born in Germany to military parents, Slim moved to Los Angeles as a young child and was raised in Compton. The “Piru” spitter was first discovered by the former Pu$haz Ink music label, which gained fame through YG and DJ Mustard.
News of Slim’s passing was first reported on Wednesday by the “No Jumper” podcast, which uploaded disturbing fan-filmed videos of the alleged taped-off crime scene on Twitter.
By Thursday morning, fans were already paying their social media respects to the late artist.
“RIP Slim 400,” the Passion of the Weiss blog posted on Twitter. “A Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, lineage, and history — who made a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap songs full of sober gravity and blunt force.”
See the tweet below.
RIP Slim 400. A Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, lineage, and history — who made a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap songs full of sober gravity and blunt force. pic.twitter.com/ZgI1AVPmz4
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) December 9, 2021