Chicago rap star Fredo Santana was laid to rest over the weekend. Fredo died on January 19, after suffering a massive seizure. Many speculated the 27-year-old’s death was caused by his overconsumption of lean, which eventually led to his kidneys and liver failure.
Footage of the program, portions of his funeral and his burial was broadcast on social media. A variety of Fredo Santana’s closest associates, including Chief Keef, were on hand to bury him, in a drug and gun-fueled final tribute to the rap star. During his funeral procession, one of his associates poured lean on the rapper, while others brandished weapons in Fredo Santana’s honor.
Take a look at portions of Fredo Santana’s funeral.
Born Derrick Coleman, he adopted the stage name Fredo Santana and broke into the national music scene in 2012 with the release of his mixtape, “It’s a Scary Site.” He released his debut album, “Trappin Ain’t Dead” in 2013. His style of hip hop, often called drill, uses graphic lyrics and dark, ominous production to describe street life on the South Side of Chicago.
He has been featured on tracks with his cousin, Chief Keef, and worked alongside many rappers, including Kendrick Lamar, Soulja Boy, and the group Migos. In 2013 Santana appeared in Drake’s video “Hold On, We’re Going Home” as a villain who kidnapped Drake’s girlfriend. Santana is survived by his son.