Baltimore-born rapper “Smash” was found dead in his home on Friday. He died of congestive heart failure and a vigil is planned for the rapper on Wednesday.
The artist, whose real name was Terrel Dishon Taylor, died at around 5:45 p.m. EST on Friday in his Baltimore home, according to his family. He was 31 years old.
Taylor’s aunt, Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, said he had a genetic heart condition.
Smash – who released singles like “A Bit Too Much For Me,” featuring Yung C (below), and “Choppa on My Lap” – was a large part of the Baltimore rap scene.
He also collaborated with artists outside of the city, including one track with Duct Tape Entertainment’s Alley Boy, of Atlanta.
Funeral plans have not yet been revealed, but his family said a vigil will be held in his memory on Wednesday at City of Gods (1118 Hollins St.) from 6-10 p.m. EST.
Donations to the family can be sent to 8420 Governance Bradford Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043.