Fred the Godson

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Frederick Thomas (February 22, 1985 – April 23, 2020),[1] known as Fred the Godson, was an American DJ and rapper. He was born in The Bronx, New York City.[2][3] In the early-2010s, he released two mixtapes; his debut was Armageddon in 2010, featuring samples of the Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Waka Flocka Flame and Cam'ron.[3] His second release, City of God, was one of a series for DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz,[1] and featuring P. Diddy, Pusha T and Raekwon.[2]

Between 2011 and 2020, Thomas released music and performed regularly, guest DJ-ing on New York radio station Hot 97,[3] and worked with artists including Pusha T, Jadakiss, Cam’ron, and Raekwon. He produced two additional mixtapes in 2020, Training Day in January with Jay Pharoah, and Payback, released March 20, 2020.[3]

On April 6, 2020, Thomas was diagnosed with COVID-19 and later suffered from asthma and kidney failure.[4][5] He died from the infection on April 23, 2020 in The Bronx, aged 41.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Caramanica, Jon (April 24, 2020). "Fred the Godson, Nimble New York Rapper, Dies at 41". New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kaufman, Gil (April 23, 2020). "Fred the Godson Dies at 35 From Coronavirus". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lewis, Jon (April 24, 2020). "Fred The Godson, New York Hip-Hop Fixture, Dead At 35 From COVID-19 Complication". National Public Radio. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  4. White, Roman (April 22, 2020). "Source: Fred The Godson's Kidneys 'Not Working' But Fever Improvement is 'Big'". Source (magazine). Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  5. Woods, Aleia (April 9, 2020). "Fred the Godson's Wife Says He's Fighting for His Life After Coronavirus Diagnosis". XXL (magazine). Retrieved April 24, 2020.