Atlanta-based SoundCloud rapper 6 Dogs has died. He was only 21.
No confirmed details surrounding the rapper, whose real name is Chase Amick, has yet been revealed. The Daily Mail reported that Amick had tested positive for the novel coronavirus last summer, which he revealed earlier on social media.
Amick rose to fame in 2016 after he began uploading songs onto the music streaming platform SoundCloud and later went viral with tracks like “Flossing” and “Saturn.” In 2017, he released his biggest hit to date, “Faygo Dreams,” which has garnered over 105 million streams on Spotify alone. He also went on to collaborate with several artists including Lik Skies and Yung Bans.
In those years, Amick released three projects overall: his 2017 eponymous debut project, 2018’s 6 Wolves and 2019’s Hi-Hats & Heartaches. His last release arrived in May 2020, a collaboration with Yung Pinch called “Flex 4 No Reason.”
Producer Benny Blanco was one of the many who paid tribute to the late rapper on social media following news of his death. In a tweet, Blanco described Amick as “one of the kindest, toe painting, star gazing, art making, day dreaming, thoughtful, warmest souls i had ever met.” “The way u made us laugh and the ridiculous stories u would tell,” he added.
he may have been ur favorite rapper 6dogs… but to me he was one of the kindest, toe painting, star gazing, art making, day dreaming, thoughtful, warmest souls i had ever met… the way u made us laugh and the ridiculous stories u would tell… pic.twitter.com/F6ks9GudDD
— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) January 26, 2021
Music video director and Lyrical Lemonade head Cole Bennett also remembered Amick on Twitter, calling him a “beautiful human being.” See the rest of the tributes below.
Rest In Peace to a beautiful human being 🤍 pic.twitter.com/I7kJdCdFS0
— Cole Bennett (@_ColeBennett_) January 26, 2021
rip 6 dogs. real underground legend. made it all the way to benny blanco off of some internet rap songs. forever the goat. 💚🕊
— lil aaron (@lilaaron911) January 26, 2021
rip 6dogs u will b forever missed ur gentle soul lives on pic.twitter.com/KeX7JsUaXC
— ☻ (@yungjake) January 27, 2021
Keep trying to understand why but I really can’t. My mans was always smiling and putting everyone onto knowledge on how to feel better. Ima miss getting to be around you. Long live 6dogs
— Louie Duffelbags (@LouieDuffelbags) January 26, 2021
RIP, 6 Dogs. Revisit “Faygo Dreams” below: