The hip-hop world is mourning the loss of popular rapper Baby CEO who died exactly three years after the death of his mentor, Fredo Santana.
The baby faced Memphis rapper was 20 at the time of his death, which was first reported by Twitter user @Mymixtapes.
According to reports, Baby CEO, real name Jonathan Brown, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, from a drug overdose.
Brown is best known for his 2016 rap debut "Youngest in Charge" and a series of controversial social media posts in 2013 when he rapped amid a backdrop of guns, cash and drugs.
According to reports, Brown's social media posts drew the attention of authorities due to his age. He had a lengthy criminal record and was arrested in 2015 for violating the terms of his probation.
In a social media post on Wednesday, Brown's brother noted the rapper had recently witnessed the birth of his son. He also asked fans to stop spreading rumors about his brother's death.
"He wasn't shot or killed by anyone... please stop spreading false rumors and pray for our family," he wrote.
Brown was the protege of Chicago drill rapper Fredo Santana, who died on January 19, 2018 after suffering a seizure.