Ashkan Mehryari, attorney for Lil Loaded (real name Dashawn Robertson), supported the rapper's passing in an email to Billboard on Monday night (May 31). He said the death was reportedly the result of a suicide.
Lil Loaded was known for the viral track"6locc 6a6y" that came at 2019, and just last week was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He had released his latest songs through Epic Records.
"dopest fanbase on earth," he had written on his last article on Instagram on May 27, when he proudly shared the information about"6locc 6a6y" being certified gold.
According to the Dallas Morning News, in February he had been indicted on a lesser charge of manslaughter. At the time, his attorney told the local news outlet that the two were the incident involved"no more malice."
Robertson was born in San Bernardino, California, prior to moving to Dallas when he was a child. He grew up listening to Michael Jackson --"to me he started the whole rapping/singing thing. That's where it initially came out for me," he explained in a 2019 interview with XXL -- and Lyfe Jennings, and also drew inspiration from artists like Lil Wayne, The Game, Chief Keef, Snoop Dogg, Rich Homie Quan and Tupac.
He started rapping at 18. Before"6locc 6a6y" made its mark -- as of May 31, its offical video on YouTube was seen close to 29 million times -- he dropped his first tune,"B.O.S.," which was a reworking of YNW Melly's"Butter Pecan."
One of Robertson's newest releases was his first music video for the track"Hard Times," feat. Hotboii, a track off of 2020's Criptape.