The West Coast hip-hop community is mourning the loss of rapper Kid Cali. The California rhymer was shot and killed at a pool party in Los Angeles on Saturday (Aug. 20).
According to HipHopDX, Cali was at a party hosted by Kid Red in the Granada Hills section of Los Angeles when an unknown gunman shot Cali six times and escaped on foot. The 28-year-old rapper was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two other associates were also shot, but they are expected to make a full recovery.
Police are investigating the incident but don’t have a suspect or motive at this time.
Kid Cali was once signed to Desean Jackson’s Jaccpot Records but parted ways. The young rapper has recorded tracks with Kid Red, Nipsey Hussle, Omarion among many others.
Upon hearing the tragic news of Kid Cali’s death, singers and rappers from the R&B and hip-hop community went on Twitter to pay their respects.
Regardless of our Misunderstandings you was still a good homie and brother I jus can’t believe it had to be you so soon,” Desean Jackson wrote on his Instagram page. Snoop Dogg wrote, “Rest well young g.”
Cali leaves behind a young daughter and had another child on the way.
We want to send our condolences to Kid Cali and his family. May he rest eternally in peace.
RIP KID CALI
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 21, 2016
— T.I. (@Tip) August 21, 2016
Six O Crip me and mine trippen over @KidCali_Oso niggas wanna GANGBANG LETS GANAGBANG THEN. SixOwe Crip FUCC ALL U NIGGAS.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) August 21, 2016
I'm Lost 4 words .. In this Life we Live This the hardest part of it & for some reason this the way it has to end I hate it even had to be you bro I just talked to you less then a week ago and told you how crazy it's been in the city and to stay out the way and u told me you need a get away from all that madness I can't believe this is your get away Brody .. Regardless of our Misunderstandings you was still a good homie and brother I jus can't believe it had to be you so soon . You really a good friend , dad , cousin , brother , uncle , and genuine dude I can go all day and saying why this shouldn't happen to you but gods plan was different @kidcali_oso Rest Easy It's a cold world smh 8-13-86 – 8-21-16
#Speachless. You were more than a friend to me. Idk why things like this happen in life. I love you bro so much. I need you!!!!! Your in a better place now. Your spirit will always live on, Your music will always live on….. Your energy was like no one else's bro. I miss you! This is unreal right now…#Ripkidcali