Raqhid Jevon Render (born March 16, 1998), known professionally as Lil Keed, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Thug's YSL Records and 300 Entertainment. His song "Nameless" reached number 42 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Songs Airplay chart.
Raqhid Render was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the sixth of seven children. Render grew up in the same Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta as fellow American rapper Young Thug. Prior to rapping, Render admitted to doing "hot stuff" for money and after the death of his close friend Rudy, Render started taking rapping seriously in 2016. Render has 6 brothers and 1 sister; he is the elder brother of rapper Lil Gotit.
Despite his parents separating at an early age, both were present in Render's upbringing. During his teenage years, Keed worked briefly at Subway and McDonald's. Being close to studio, Keed would record music almost on a daily basis. Render first started making music with his younger brother Semaja Render, posting songs online and scoring some regional hits in 2017. Render also has one daughter named Naychur.
2018: Trapped On Cleveland 2 and Keed Talk To 'Em
On July 23, 2018 Keed released his single "Slatt Rock" featuring Paper Lovee along with his forthcoming mixtape Trapped on Cleveland 2. On October 2018, Keed and his younger brother Lil Gotit featured in fellow rapper Lil Uzi Vert's song Heavy Metal.
On December 12, 2018 Lil Keed released another mixtape, Keed Talk To Em, which featured the main single Nameless, as well as other popular singles such as "Balenciaga" featuring 21 Savage, "Red Hot" featuring Trippie Redd, and others. Keed Talk To 'Em also featured Lil Durk and Lil Yachty.
2019-present: Long Live Mexico
On March 11, 2019 Keed featured in Lil Gotit's single "Drop The Top". On March 14, 2019, Keed released the song "Move It", featuring fellow Migos based artist Offset. On March 27, 2019, Lil Keed was nominated for the 10th spot for the XXL Freshman cover.
On April 24, 2019 Keed released his single "Oh My God".
On May 6, 2019 Lil Keed released "Proud Of Me", featuring Young Thug. The song, along with the previously released single "Oh My God", accompanied his forthcoming album Long Live Mexico. Keed stated the idea behind title of the album was inspired by his friend named Mexico who died earlier in the year while Keed was on tour with Trippie Redd.
On May 29, 2019 Keed released his new single "Pull Up", featuring Lil Uzi Vert and YNW Melly. The song was released from Young Thug's YSL Records and 300 Entertainment.
On June 13, 2019, Keed released his mixtape "Long Live Mexico". The mixtape featured artists such as Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, YNW Melly, and Young Thug. The mixtape is a tribute to his friend who passed away named Mexico. The mixtape peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200, and number ten on the Hot Rap Albums Chart, becoming the highest charting project of his career.
On July 18, 2019, Hoodrich Pablo Juan's new single "Drip Babies" was released in which Keed alongside Lil Gotit made their guest appearances.
On July 23, 2019 Lil Keed featured in Future's released single "Undefeated". On that same day, he released a music video for his Long Live Mexico single "HBS". The music video was directed by Cole Bennett.
On August 14, 2019 the music video for Lil Keed and Guap Tarantino's collaborative single "Churches Peppers" was released on WorldStarHipHop.
On September 3, 2019 Keed released his Mooktoven produced single "Saliva". On September 18, 2019 Keed released his single "Swap It Out" featuring Lil Duke.
On October 17, 2019 a music video for Lil Gotit and Lil Keed's collaborative single "Brotherly Love" was released on behalf of Alamo Records.
On November 07, 2019 88GLAM and Lil Keed released their collaborative single "Bankroll". On November 27, 2019 a music video for Lil Keed's Long Live Mexico single "Snake" was released.On November 21, 2019 a music video of Young Scooter and Lil Keed's collaborative single "Trap Museum" was released on behalf of WMG.
On December 06, 2019 Keed's collaborative single "Accomplishments" with Lil Yachty and Zaytoven was released along with a music video.
2020:Trapped on Cleveland 3
On January 11, 2020, Keed announced his forthcoming second studio album Trapped On Cleveland 3. On January 30, 2020, Keed's collaborative single "A-Team (You Ain't Safe)" along with Lil Yachty, Lil Gotit, and Zaytoven was released. It was the second single released off their forthcoming collaborative album A-Team.
On April 15, 2020, Keed released his single "No Dealings", accompanied with a music video. On May 15, 2020 Keed released his second single "Wavy", however the song did not appear on Trapped on Cleveland 3, but the remix featuring American rapper Travis Scott did. On June 12, 2020, Keed released the single "Fox 5", featuring American rapper Gunna. Gunfire rang out during the filming of the music video for the song resulting in 2 people injured. On July 31, 2020, Keed revealed the release date and cover art for Trapped on Cleveland 3. On August 3, 2020, he released another single titled "She Know", featuring American rapper Lil Baby. On August 7, 2020 Keed released his album Trapped On Cleveland 3. The album features artists such as 42 Dugg, Future, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, and Young Thug.
On August 11, 2020, Keed was included on XXL's 2020 Freshman Class.
According to XXL, Keed's style is frequently compared to Young Thug, as the two rappers both grew in Cleveland Avenue and Keed is signed to YSL Records.Chicago Reader described Keed's style as similar Young Thug's while incorporating his own distinct flow.
According to Pitchfork, Keed uses elements of Young Thug's versatile flows as a foundation to build off of, specifically the high-pitched delivery.
According to an interview by WHTA Hot 107.9, Keed stated he was inspired listening to music by Young Thug, Peewee Longway, and Big Bank Black.
Lil Keed performed at the Rolling Loud Festival on May 11, 2019 in Miami, Florida performing on the same stage as Young Thug, Chief Keef, Lil Wayne, and Comethazine. He is scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival in Oakland later on September 29, 2019. On September 14, 2019 Keed and Lil Gotit performed at the The Novo theater in Los Angeles. Fellow rapper Drake was present and on stage alongside Keed throughout the performance. Young Thug and Lil Duke also briefly appeared on stage.
On October 12, 2019 Keed performed in the Rolling Loud New York festival. Keed also performed at the A3C Festival in Atlanta on October 13, 2019. On October 27, 2019 Keed performed at the Mala Luna festivial in San Antonio, Texas.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions (US)|
|Long Live Mexico||26|
|Trapped on Cleveland 3||41|
|Trapped On Cleveland|
|Trapped On Cleveland 2|
|Keed Talk to 'Em|
|A-Team (with Zaytoven, Lil Gotit, and Lil Yachty)|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Nameless"||2018||42||Keed Talk to 'Em|
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert and YNW Melly)
|2019||—||Long Live Mexico|
"Swap It Out"
(featuring Lil Duke)
As a featured artist
(Guap Tarantino featuring Lil Keed)
|2019||Charge Em Up|
|"Pop My Shit" (Remix)|
(Lil Gotit featuring Lil Keed)
|Hood Baby 2|
(Young Scooter featuring Lil Keed)
(Lil Gotit featuring Lil Keed)
|"Dirty Dancer"||2017||Lil Gotit||non-album single|
|"Blicky Blicky"||2018||SlimeLife Shawty, Zack Slime Fr||Trapped on Cleveland 2|
|"All Season"||Lil Gotit||N/A|
|"Fetish"||Young Thug||non-album single|
|"Going Up"||Young Thug||Slime Language|
|"Blood Diamonds"||24Heavy, Mali Meexh||Safe Mode|
|"Heavy Metal"||Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Gotit||non-album single|
|"Blue Slimes"||Lil Gotit, Gunna, Skooly, Dolly White||Hood Baby|
|"Hell Yeah"||Lil Gotit|
|"Drop The Top"||2019||Lil Gotit||Crazy But It's True|
|"Proud Of Me"||Young Thug||Long Live Mexico |
|"Higher N Higher"||Karlae|
|"Wop" (remix)||Lil Yachty||Keed Talk To 'Em|
|"Double It"||Luh Dino||Up 4 Life|
|"Wet Like A Boat"||Lil Duke, Lil Yachty||Blue Devil 2|
|"Drip Babies"||Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Gotit||N/A|
|"Hot For Me"||Jacquees, Lil Gotit||TBA|
|"Sauce"||Kid Buu||Revenge Of The Clones|
|"Brotherly Love"||Lil Gotit||The Real Goat|
|"2500"||J SidereaaK, KCamp, Cheeks Bossman||TBA|
|"Accomplishments"||Lil Yachty, Zaytoven||non-album single|