Philadelphia Rapper Chynna Dead At 25

Philadelphia Rapper Chynna Dead At 25

Brooklyn-via-Philadelphia rapper Chynna Rogers passed away today. Her manager confirmed the news over email. “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family added in a statement. NBC News reports that her death was the result of an accidental drug overdose. She was only 25.

Rogers grew up in Philadelphia and began her career at age 14, when she was discovered and signed by a Ford modeling scout at a Six Flags. A year later, she approached A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams on Twitter, asking to become his intern. Instead, they became friends, and Yams encouraged her to write and record her own music.

Rogers achieved viral success in 2013 and 2014 with her singles “Selfie” and “Glen Coco.” She went on to release the EP I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening — a reference to Radiohead’s “How To Disappear Completely” — in 2015. After spiraling into an opiate addiction, she got sober and addressed her struggles on the mixtape Ninety. Her last release, the EP in case i die first, came out in January.

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