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Fredo Santana
Fredo Santana
Derrick Coleman[1]
Born (1990-07-04)July 4, 1990[2]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died
Reseda, Los Angeles, California[3]
Genres Hip hop, drill, trap
2011-2018
Labels Savage Squad Records, Glory Boyz Entertainment, Interscope Records
Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Reese, G Herbo, Lil Bibby, 808 Mafia
Website www.ssrbrand.com

Derrick Coleman (July 4, 1990 - January 19, 2018), better known by his stage name Fredo Santana, was an American rapper whose debut studio album Trappin Ain't Dead was released on October 31, 2013 via Savage Squad.[4]

Music career

Fredo's first mixtape, It's a Scary Site, was released on September 20, 2012. It featured production by TM88, Young Chop, 12Hunna, Leek E Leek, J-Hill, C-Sick, and Paris Bueller as well as guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Reese, King L, Gino Marley, Frenchie, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, and Lil Durk. Santana's second mixtape, Fredo Kruger, was released on February 28, 2013 and featured production by 808 Mafia, Young Chop and Mike WiLL Made It, as well as guest appearances from Migos, Juelz Santana, Soulja Boy, Young Scooter, Fat Trel, Alley Boy, Lil Durk and Lil Reese among others. It would later be released for retail sale via iTunes on May 7, 2013.[5]

On September 24, 2013, Fredo Santana made a cameo appearance in Drake's music video for "Hold On, We're Going Home", in which he portrayed a bad guy kidnapping Drake's "girlfriend."[6]

His debut album Trappin Ain't Dead was released on November 20, 2013.[7][8] The album featured guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Chief Keef, PeeWee Longway and other members of Glory Boyz Entertainment.[9]Scary Site 2 was released on December 20, 2013.[10]

On February 27, 2014, Santana announced that he and Keef were going to release a collaboration album Blood Thicker Than Water.[11][12] On July 9, 2014, he revealed the track list for his upcoming album Walking Legend.[13]

Personal life

Santana was the older cousin of Chicago rapper Chief Keef.[14]

Death

Santana died of a fatal seizure on January 19, 2018 at his residence in Reseda, Los Angeles. He is survived by his son.[15][16][17] According to TMZ, he had been suffering from liver and kidney problems stemming from his heavy use of lean and was hospitalized twice in October and November 2017.[17][18]

Discography

Studio album

Studio album, with chart position
Title Album details Peak chart position on US R&B/HH
[19]
Trappin Ain't Dead
  • Released: October 31, 2013
  • Label: Savage Squad Records
  • Formats: Digital download

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  • Fredo Kruger 2 (2017)[20]

Mixtapes

  • It's a Scary Site (2012)[21]
  • Fredo Kruger (2013)[22]
  • Street Shit (with Gino Marley) (2013)[23]
  • It's a Scary Site 2 (2013)[24]
  • Walking Legend (2014)[25]
  • Ain't No Money Like Trap Money (2015)[26]
  • Fredo Mafia (with 808 Mafia) (2016)
  • Plugged In (2017)[27]

Singles

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"I Need More" (featuring Young Scooter)[28] 2013 Fredo Kruger
"Bird Talk" Scary Site 2
"Jealous" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)[29] Trappin Aint Dead
"It's Only Right" 2014 Walking Legend

Guest appearance

References

  1. ^ Gale, Alex. "Chief Keef Could Earn Up to $6 Million From Record Deal | News". BET. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "FREDO SANTANA SSR on Twitter: "My birthday is 2ma not today ?&#x;~?"". Twitter.com. 2014-07-03. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Rapper Fredo Santana Dead from Fatal Seizure". TMZ. January 20, 2018. Retrieved 2018. 
  4. ^ Ramirez, Erika Fredo Santana Debuts Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Song, 'Jealous': Listen Billboard. May 30, 2015
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Fredo Kruger by Fredo Santana". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-07. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Sep 24th, 2013 at 4:30 pm (2013-09-24). "Fredo Santana Speaks On His Part In Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home"". Wordonroad.net. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Fredo Santana - Trappin Ain't Dead - Listen". Audiomack. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Fredo Santana Debuts Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Song, 'Jealous': Listen". Billboard. 2013-10-31. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Kendrick Lamar, Chief Keef Will Be On Fredo Santana's New Project - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-10-29. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "Fredo Santana - Its A Scary Site 2 Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2013-12-20. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Chief Keef And Fredo Santana Are Coming Out With An Album - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Fredo Santana Announces Joint Album With Chief Keef". Hotnewhiphop.com. 2014-02-28. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Fredo Santana Reveals Tracklist And Cover Art For "Walking Legend"". Hotnewhiphop.com. 2014-07-09. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Chief Keef RedEye Interview in Chicago". YouTube. 2012-04-28. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "Chicago rapper Fredo Santana, cousin of Chief Keef, dies at 27". Sun-Times Media. 21 January 2018. 
  16. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse (21 January 2018). "Fredo Santana dies: Rapper who appeared in Drake video passes away age 27". The Independent. 
  17. ^ a b Cook-Wilson, Winston (20 January 2018). "Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Dies at 27". Billboard. 
  18. ^ McBride, Jessica (20 January 2018). "Fredo Santana Cause of Death: How Did the Rapper Die?". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2018. 
  19. ^ "Fredo Santana Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Fredo Santana Announces Fredo Kruger 2 Release Date". localsavage.com. 2016-07-18. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "It's a Scary Site by Fredo Santana on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-02-28. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "Fredo Kruger Hosted by DJ Victoriouz, Trap-A-Holics & DJ Twin Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2013-02-28. Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "Fredo Santana & Gino Marley - Street Shit Hosted by DJ Victoriouz & DJ Twin // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2013-06-27. Retrieved . 
  24. ^ "Fredo Santana - It's A Scary Site 2 Mixtape". 
  25. ^ "Walking Legend Hosted by DJ Scream, DJ Bandz & DJ Lil Keem Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2014-07-31. Retrieved . 
  26. ^ "Fredo Santana - Aint No Money Like Trap Money Hosted by DJ Holiday Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2015-05-20. Retrieved . 
  27. ^ C. Vernon Coleman II (January 28, 2017). "Fredo Santana Releases New 'Plugged In' Mixtape". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ "I Need More (feat. Young Scooter) [Explicit]: Fredo Santana: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved . 
  29. ^ "Jealous (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [Explicit]: Fredo Santana: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ Ray, Jason (January 17, 2014). "Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House EP". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2014. 

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