According to TMZ, Slim was gunned down in Inglewood on Wednesday night, although further details remain scarce. His death was first reported by local sources including Power 106, No Jumper and L.A.-based journalist Jeff Weiss.
“RIP Slim 400,” Weiss wrote on Twitter. “A Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, lineage, and history — who made a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap songs full of sober gravity and blunt force.”
RIP Slim 400. A Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, lineage, and history — who made a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap songs full of sober gravity and blunt force. pic.twitter.com/ZgI1AVPmz4
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) December 9, 2021
Slim 400 was best known for his long-running affiliation with YG, having appeared on tracks such as “Twist My Fingaz,” “When I Was Gone” and “Word Is Bond.” He also released several solo projects including 2016’s All Blassik, 2019’s High Off TTreez and this year’s BompTTon.
The Compton-bred rapper previously survived an attempt on his life when he was shot eight times in a drive-by shooting in his hometown in June 2018.
Multiple masked gunmen reportedly opened fire on Slim from a moving vehicle, before jumping out and firing more shots into him. He was struck in his upper and lower back, jaw and head.
Slim was rushed to St. Francis Medical Center in L.A. and underwent multiple surgeries before making a full recovery. “I thank whoeva was poppin 4 buyn them shells at walmart,” he joked on Instagram following the shooting.
“He is a family man, a father, a community man, and a uniquely talented artist with a greater purpose,” Slim’s family and team said in a statement as the rapper made his recovery.
As news of Slim 400’s death sinks in, tributes continue to pour in from peers and collaborators including Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Zoey Dollaz and more. HipHopDX sends our condolences to Slim 400’s friends and family.
— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) December 9, 2021
I tell a bitch nigga holllldddd upppppp… ? RIP SLIM 400.. rest in heaven to my dawg!
— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) December 9, 2021
Slim400 randomly pulled me to the side, and told me until I do my own thing, these niggas ain’t gon respect me. I took that advice and ran wit it. Luv u Slim! Rip to another fallen soldier
— TRON A (@DJA_Tron) December 9, 2021
R.I.P. ???????????????? https://t.co/9nmF0pqNvD
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) December 9, 2021
Damn RIP Slim 400 smh I remember him being mad hella nice to me when I opened for YG ??????
— Michael Christmas (@MickeyChristmas) December 9, 2021