Lil Loaded, a Dallas rapper, has died at the age of 20.
Ashkan Mehryari, Lil Loaded’s (real name Dashawn Robertson) attorney, confirmed the rapper’s death (May 31). He stated that the death was caused by suicide.
Lil Loaded was best known for the viral track “6locc 6a6y,” which was released in 2019 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America just last week (RIAA). He recently signed with Epic Records.
“dopest fanbase on the planet,” he wrote in his last Instagram post on May 27, when he proudly shared the news that “6locc 6a6y” had been certified gold.
Robertson was arrested in 2020 on a murder charge stemming from the shooting death of 18-year-old Khalil Walker.
According to the Dallas Morning News, he was charged with manslaughter in February. His attorney stated at the time that the two were friends and the incident involved “no malice.”
Robertson was born in San Bernardino, California, and later relocated to Dallas as a child. He was raised on Michael Jackson — “To my mind, he was the one who started the whole rapping/singing thing. That is where it originated for me “He also drew inspiration from artists such as Lil Wayne, The Game, Chief Keef, Snoop Dogg, Rich Homie Quan, and Tupac, he stated in a 2019 interview with XXL — and Lyfe Jennings.
He began rapping at the age of 18. Prior to the success of “6locc 6a6y” — as of May 31, its official YouTube video had been viewed nearly 29 million times — he released his debut single, “B.O.S.,” a rework of YNW Melly’s “Butter Pecan.”
Robertson recently released a music video for the track “Hard Times,” featuring Hotboii, from 2020’s Criptape.