Slim 400, a rapper, was shot and died in Inglewood on Wednesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The incident happened about 7:50 p.m. on the 8600 block of 7th Avenue, according to the Inglewood Police Department. Vincent Cohran, also known as Slim400, was the victim, according to authorities. After hearing gunshots, officers patrolling the vicinity discovered the injured musician on the ground.
Slim 400 was treated on the scene by paramedics before being sent to a local hospital for emergency traumatic treatment — allegedly Harbor-UCLA Medical Center — where he was declared dead. For the continuing investigation, Inglewood police are gathering evidence and looking for witnesses.
Slim 400 was 33 at the time of his death, according to TMZ, but authorities later confirmed he was 34, according to NBC News. The rapper, who was born in Germany and reared in Compton, was known for tracks like “Goapele,” which featured YG, and “Piru,” which included YG and Redrum 187.
Slim 400 released a music video for his single “Caviar Gold,” a love poem to cannabis, only hours before the shooting, which he pushed to his 247,000 Instagram followers.
Slim 400 was shot many times in Compton in 2019.
After undergoing surgery, he was able to survive the attack.
Slim 400 was hailed as “a Compton gangster rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, heritage, and history— who crafted a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap songs full of serious gravity and brutal power” by hip-hop site Passion of the Weiss on Twitter on Thursday.
Slim 400 has a daughter named Parris, who may be seen on his Instagram page. In November, he paid respect to fellow rapper Young Dolph, who had been murdered and died earlier that month in Memphis, Tennessee. Slim 400 and Young Dolph collaborated on the tune “Shake Back,” which was released in 2019.
Slim 400’s debut single, “Turn Up,” with YG and Kidoe, was released in 2013 after he was found by the now-defunct record company Pu$haz Ink. “Ice Wata Army,” his most recent album, was released in August.
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