GI Joe OMG, a Crenshaw rapper and friend of the late Nipsey Hussle, died at the age of 33 on September 20, 2023. His publicist, Rebecca Kinchen, confirmed his death but did not reveal the cause. She said they were waiting for the results of the coroner’s report to learn more details. She also denied the rumors that he died in a car accident or a shooting, according to Sportskeeda.
Who was GI Joe OMG?
GI Joe OMG, whose real name was Brandon Joseph, was a rising star in the rap industry. He was known for his On My Grind label and clothing brand, which he launched in 2018. He collaborated with Nipsey Hussle and J Stone on several songs, including Mailbox Money, an album they released in 2018. He also worked with other artists like Dom Kennedy, Jay Rock, and G Perico.
GI Joe OMG grew up with Nipsey Hussle in South Central Los Angeles. They were close friends and shared a passion for music and entrepreneurship. After Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in 2019, GI Joe OMG paid tribute to him on social media and in his songs. He also continued to support Nipsey Hussle’s family and businesses.
GI Joe OMG had a history of legal troubles, which inspired him to start writing and performing songs for inmates in jail. He decided to pursue his musical career after being released. His songs blended jazz, R&B, and hip hop with lyrics influenced by 1990s rap legends like Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and others.
How did the fans and friends react to his death?
GI Joe OMG’s fans and friends expressed their shock and sadness over his death on social media. They remembered him as a talented rapper, a loyal friend, a loving father, and a positive role model for his community.
K Deuce, his friend and collaborator, said that GI Joe OMG was a solid and genuine individual who stood 10 toes. He said that he went out the way he would want to leave: at peace. He also said that he would miss him dearly and keep his legacy alive.
B. @brionnaanicole tweeted that they keep losing the greats and RIP GI Joe OMG. Ant @TellemTwan tweeted that RIP GI Joe OMG and his verse on Only a Case is one of his favorites.
What are the details of his funeral?
The details of GI Joe OMG’s funeral have not been disclosed yet. His publicist said that they would announce them soon. She also asked for privacy and respect for his family during this difficult time.
She said that if there was anything they wanted to share about him, it was that he was an amazing, solid man who was the best father to his two children and always put his family first.
She also thanked everyone for their love and support and asked them to keep him in their prayers.