Philadelphia rapper and model Chynna dead at 25

The A$AP Mob affiliate died of an accidental drug overdose.

Rising Philadelphia rapper and model Chynna passed away last week. She was only 25 years old.

According to Page Six, the rapper was found dead in her home on April 8, a case which the Philadelphia Department of Public Health later confirmed as an accidental drug overdose. No further details surrounding her death have been made available.

“Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family wrote in a statement to Billboard. The rapper’s management team at True Panther also paid tribute with an Instagram statement that read: “Rest in peace Chynna. Heartbroken. All the love to those she left behind. Goodbye angel.”

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The rapper born Chynna Marie Rogers had ties with hip hop collective A$AP Mob, and was encouraged to pursue a career in music by the late A$AP Yams as a teenager. Rogers first enjoyed viral success from her 2013 and 2014 singles, “Selfie” and “Glen Coco.”

In 2015, she released her debut EP, I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening, which referenced Radiohead’s 2000 song “How to Disappear Completely.” The project was followed by 2017’s Music 2 Die 2 EP. Last December, Rogers released her fourth and most recent EP, In Case I Die First, which included the track “asmr.”

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Chynna spoke openly about her struggles with opiate addiction and recovery during interviews and on her 2016 mixtape, Ninety. “The only thing I really feel comfortable with and think I know enough about to be some kind of voice for would be addiction,” she told Interview Magazine in 2018. “But I don’t want it to be some ‘anti-drug’ campaign, because that’s not how I feel. I can only preach what I practice and I’m not going to sit here and act like that.”

Following news of Rogers’ death, members of A$AP Mob, Kehlani, Vince Staples and more took to social media to mourn the late rapper. In a tweet, Kehlani said Rogers’ passing has left her speechless and that “my heart is officially iced.” The singer also hailed the emcee as “Philly’s finest.”

RIP, Chynna. Revisit her final EP, In Case I Die First, below:

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