Rapper Chynna Rogers dead at 25 years old

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The rapper, best known to fans by her first name only, passed away on Wednesday in Philadelphia. A year later, she struck up a friendship with A$AP Yams (real name: Steven Rodriguez), founder of the NY hip-hop collective A$AP Mob, after she tweeted him asking to be his intern.

Her music career started just a year later, when she linked up with Harlem-based rap collective A$AP Mob (which counts rap star A$AP Rocky among its most notable members).

The performer released several albums in the years after her introduction to the music world, including Music 2 Die 2 in 2016, in which she addressed her own ongoing battle with opioid addiction.

So far the cause of death has yet to be revealed.

"Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed", the young rapper's family said in a statement provided to PEOPLE. Her latest release was January's in case i die first EP. MadeInTYO thanked her for helping him out in the early stages of her career saying, "love you & thanks for showing love tooo me before anyone did".

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It was when she became involved with the A$AP Mob, that Chynna's career as a rapper began to take off.

While performing at Red Bull's Careful on the Pavement event in 2018, she announced that she had been free of opiates for three years. Kehlani wrote, before adding: "Today was our last exchange of jokes and those I will miss the most". "It's just more reason to work and get this sh-t done". I can't believe it [I don't know] how to.

"Rest In Peace Chynna".

"I didn't need to exit that method and folks be like: 'I informed you so", or glamorize it [drugs], as a result of I don't really feel like that.

Chynna told Pitchfork: "Two or three years ago, I felt that I hadn't gone through enough bad stuff to deserve to have this as a career".

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