Gucci Mane rapper signed to his 1017 Records dies

Gucci Mane rapper signed to his 1017 Records dies

Rapper Enchanting, a rising star under Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records, has tragically passed away. Gucci Mane shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram, expressing his sorrow over the loss of the young artist. “So sad to have to say R.I.P to such a great young lady,” Mane wrote, accompanied by a photo of Enchanting. “A true star. We’re all going to miss you, Chant.”

The cause of Enchanting’s death has not been disclosed. USA TODAY has reached out to her representatives for more information. Enchanting, known for her ethereal vocals, began her music career in her late teens. The Texas-based rapper made her debut with the mixtape “Love & Drugs,” which showcased her unique blend of neo-soul, retro R&B, and trap music, a style she described as “Trap-N-Blues.”

Enchanting’s music resonated with many, as she believed her songs could help listeners find peace and relate to her experiences. She was introduced to Gucci Mane by producer J. White Did It and subsequently featured on several of Mane’s compilation mixtapes, including “So Icy Summer” and “So Icy Gang.”

The news of Enchanting’s death has left the hip-hop community in mourning. Gucci Mane’s emotional tribute on Instagram highlighted the impact she had on those around her. “So sad to have to say R.I.P to such a great young lady a true star we gone all miss you Chant @luvenchanting,” he wrote, sharing a photo of Enchanting wearing 1017 chains.

Enchanting, born Channing Nicole Larry, was just 26 years old. Reports indicate that she was on life support before her passing. Her sister, Kay Jay, and collaborator, Lil CJ Kasino, confirmed her death on social media. No official cause of death has been released.

Enchanting’s journey in the music industry began with her debut single “Monday” in 2019. Her talent quickly caught the attention of Gucci Mane, who signed her to 1017 Records. Her biggest hit came in 2020 with the single “No Luv,” featuring the late rapper Big Scarr and Key Glock. The song was part of her final album, “Luv Scarred / No Luv” deluxe edition.

Her partner and fellow 1017 signee, JhonnieDamnD, shared heartfelt videos on Instagram, reminiscing about their journey together. “We came up got rich together, we signed to 1017 together, and I’m honored to spend your last moments of life with you… I love you,” he wrote.

The hip-hop community has been pouring out their grief and condolences on social media. Fellow artists and fans have expressed their sorrow and paid tribute to Enchanting’s talent and spirit. Yella Beezy tweeted, “Damn enchanting 💔🥲 Rest Easy Baby Girl!!!!!” while another fan shared a video clip, saying, “Rest in peace to the beautiful Enchanting, she rode the tf outta this beat 🤍.”

Enchanting’s death has also sparked discussions about the pressures and challenges faced by young artists in the music industry. Some comments on social media have attempted to blame Gucci Mane for her death, linking him to the struggles of other 1017 affiliates. However, Mane’s wife, Keyshia Ka’Oir, defended him, stating, “Leave my husband alone. He signs these artists to help them & give them a better life! I wish it wasn’t like this! Chant we love you baby girl! RIH.”

Enchanting’s passing is a significant loss to the music world. Her unique voice and style had already made a mark, and she was poised for even greater success. Her music, described as a soothing blend of neo-soul, retro R&B, and trap, resonated with many and provided solace to her listeners.

As the hip-hop community continues to mourn, Enchanting’s legacy will live on through her music. Her contributions to the genre and the impact she had on her fans and fellow artists will not be forgotten. The world has lost a promising talent, but her spirit and music will continue to inspire and bring peace to those who listen.

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