Philadelphia Rapper Chynna Dies At 25
West Philadelphia rapper and model Chynna Rogers, also known as Chynna, has officially passed away at the age of 25. It is reported that the artist suffered an accidental drug overdose at her home. The news was confirmed on Wednesday (April 8) by Rogers’ family and management.
In a statement to NBC News, her family wrote, "Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed."
Rogers was first introduced to the music industry based on her vested interest in becoming an A&R, which lead her to connect with and eventually befriend late hip-hop mentor and business mind A$AP Yams and the wider A$AP Mob Collective, whom she credits with encouraging her to pursue rapping. Her notable style and artistry became recognized for its potent lyricism, dark delivery and heavily gothic-influenced instrumentation.
In a 2018 interview with Pitchfork, the artist discussed overcoming her previous bouts with addiction and substance abuse saying, "I did end up talking about it, because there are a lot more people dealing with this sh*t than you think, and they should know that someone who looks like me or does this could have the same problem as the fiend on the corner."
She continued, saying, "It’s just more reason to work and get all this shit done," and that her music was "for angry people with too much pride to show how angry they are."
Last December, Chynna released her in case i die first EP, the follow up to her 2018 EP I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening. She had popularly gained traction online for her singles “Selfie” (2013), “Glen Cocoa,” (2014) and “The Conversation” (2016).
Friends, family and the wider music community galvanized to mourn the late artists’ death following the reports:
i love u, Chynna
forever, my rap game Laura Croft pic.twitter.com/6RG0V7SRGj
— LOWKEY SUPERSTAR (@KARIFAUX) April 9, 2020
REST EASY CHYNNA. WE GON MISS U SIS. pic.twitter.com/xcFdnhs030
— A$AP MOB (@ASAPMOB) April 9, 2020