Rapper Slim 400 was shot dead in Inglewood Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times confirmed.
The shooting occurred around 7:50 p.m. in the 8600 block of 7th Avenue, Inglewood police said Thursday. Authorities identified the victim as Vincent Cohran – the real name of Slim 400. Officials patrolling the area found the wounded musician on the ground after hearing gunshots.
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1:46 p.m. Dec. 9, 2021An earlier version of this story said that Slim 400 was 33 years old when he died. Police later said he was 34 years old.
Paramedics treated Slim 400 on-site before the LA County Fire Department took him to a local hospital for traumatic emergency care – allegedly Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – where he was pronounced dead. Inglewood Police are collecting evidence and pursuing witnesses in the ongoing investigation.
TMZ first reported that Slim 400 was 33 years old at the time of his death, but police later said he was 34, according to NBC News. The presenter, who was born in Germany and grew up in Compton, was known for songs like “Goapele” with YG and “Piru” with YG and Redrum 187.
Hours before filming, Slim 400 released a music video for his track “Caviar Gold,” a love letter to cannabis, which he presented to his 247,000 followers on Instagram.
In 2019 Slim 400 was filmed several times in Compton. He survived the attack after surgery.
Hip-hop blog Passion of the Weiss recognized Slim 400 Thursday on Twitter, praising the recording artist as “a Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador of tradition, lineage and history – hell rap songs full of sober gravity and blunt Force.”
Slim 400 had a daughter named Parris, who is pictured on his Instagram account. In November, he paid tribute to his rapper Young Dolph, who was shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this month. Slim 400 and Young Dolph collaborated on the 2019 single “Shake Back”.
In 2013 Slim 400 released his debut single “Turn Up” with YG and Kidoe after being discovered by the now defunct record label Pu $ haz Ink. In August his latest album “Ice Wata Army” was released.