Afroman announces the death of rapper Lil Sodi
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Afroman announces the death of rapper Lil Sodi

Los Angeles emcee Afroman, most known for his song ‘Because I Got High’ has recently taken to social media to announce and pay tribute to his collaborator and friend Lil Sodi who tragically passed away on Friday, August 4th.

The two artists were very close and collaborated several times. Furthermore, the late South Central emcee was on tour with Afroman when he unexpectedly passed away. Afroman (real name Joseph Foreman) relayed the sad news to fans via Instagram. In his tribute post, Afroman included various dove emojis, prayer hands, a peace sign, as well as a blue heart.

Although a saddened Foreman was tasked with letting fans know that Lil Sodi had died, he made sure not to reveal a cause of death. It is unclear when fans of the late West Coast lyricist will be privy to the information. However, for now, Afroman has decided that it’s respectful to maintain some privacy.

Aside from Foreman, various hip-hop figures have paid their respects to Lil Sodi. Adam22, the No Jumper podcast host, tweeted some pictures of them together and reminisced about the time he interviewed him in 2021. 

The legendary Texas producer DJ Premier also showed his sadness and hit the comments of Afroman’s post to share his condolences to Sodi’s family. The beatmaker wrote a heartfelt tribute, reading, “Some of the worst news of an incredible human being! Damn sure gonna miss you, Sodi. Condolences to your family.”

The tributes continued to pour in as news of his untimely demise spread. Only last week, the artist released his EP Too Good For HELL Too Bad For HEAVEN and was on an upward trajectory. 

Although the LA rapper was not a mainstream name, throughout the 2010s, he worked with the likes of Freddie Gibbs and had a cult following on the west coast.

You can view Afroman’s tribute to Sodi below.