RIP: Hip Hop Mourns The Loss Of Fred The Godson

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Prayers up!

It was reported that New York’s own, Fred The Godson, has unfortunately passed away due to COVID-19 complications at the age of 35. Back on April 6, the South Bronx rapper shared via his Instagram that he was in the hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He writes, “I’m in here with this Corvus 19 sh*t! Please keep me in ya’ll prayers #godisgreat.”

The Godson, whose real name is, Frederick Thomas, was known for his dope bars. In an interview Fred referred to himself as “the last of the bar kings.” Hailing from the South Bronx, Fred shared the story of how he got his stage name from a doctor who once heard him rap and compared him to Jesus himself.

In 2010 he released his Armageddon mixtape and began to get the attention of many across the world, and in 2011 Fred was named on XXL’s Freshman list. That year included the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, YG, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, and Lil B. In 2012, Fred would sign a deal with eOne.

Fred dropped undeniable BARS on Funk Flex freestyle.

Since news of his passing broke, many fans, friends and members of the hip hop community have been expressing their love for the Godson and his contributions to music.

We are keeping his family, friends, and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. May he continue to rest in peace.