|Derrick D. Coleman|
|Born||July 4, 1990|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 19, 2018 (aged 27)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Derrick D. Coleman (July 4, 1990 - January 19, 2018), better known by his stage name Fredo Santana, was an American rapper. The older cousin of Chief Keef, Santana began recording music in 2011, releasing a series of mixtapes throughout 2012 and 2013.
His debut studio album, Trappin Ain't Dead, was released on October 31, 2013, via Savage Squad, and peaked at number 45 on the US Billboard 200. Santana's second studio album, Fredo Krueger 2, a sequel to his 2013 mixtape Fredo Krueger, was released on September 8, 2017.
Fredo's first mixtape, It's a Scary Site, was released on September 20, 2012. It featured production by TM88, Young Chop, 12Hunna, Leek E Leek, J-Hill, C-Sick, and Paris Bueller as well as guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Reese, King L, Gino Marley, Frenchie, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, and Lil Durk. Santana's second mixtape, Fredo Kruger, was released on February 28, 2013 and featured production by 808 Mafia, Young Chop and Mike Will Made It, as well as guest appearances from Migos, Juelz Santana, Soulja Boy, Young Scooter, Fat Trel, Alley Boy, Lil Durk and Lil Reese among others. It would later be released for retail sale via iTunes on May 7, 2013.
His debut album, Trappin Ain't Dead, was released on November 20, 2013. The album featured guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Chief Keef, Peewee Longway and other members of Glory Boyz Entertainment.It's a Scary Site 2 was released on December 20, 2013.
On February 27, 2014, Santana announced that he and Keef were going to release a collaboration album Blood Thicker Than Water. On July 9, 2014, he revealed the track list for his upcoming album Walking Legend.
Santana is survived by his girlfriend, Audrey, and their son Legend, born in 2017.
Santana was a heavy user of drugs, at one point being addicted to both Xanax and lean. Santana attributed his drug use to trauma experienced during his childhood, claiming he had posttraumatic stress disorder and turned to drugs as a coping mechanism.
Santana was hospitalised in March 2017 after suffering a seizure, which he blamed on a heavy workload and his poor sleep schedule. After the seizures persisted, Santana was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy in May 2017 and prescribed Keppra to treat it. Despite the medicine, Santana continued to suffer from seizures, usually multiple seizures in a row.
Santana was hospitalized once again in October 2017 after friend and fellow rapper Gino Marley found Santana mid seizure on the floor of his house with blood coming from his mouth. Santana was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with both liver and kidney failure, with the main factors being his addiction to Xanax and lean. Santana expressed interest in going to rehab while in hospital.
On the evening of January 19, 2018, at around 11:30 p.m. local time, Santana's girlfriend discovered him unresponsive at their home in Reseda, Los Angeles. Shortly after, Santana was pronounced dead. He had suffered a fatal seizure, and an autopsy revealed he had developed cardiovascular disease in addition to the previous conditions he suffered from.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US||US R&B/Hip-Hop||US Rap|
|Trappin Ain't Dead||
|Fredo Kruger 2||
|"I Need More" (featuring Young Scooter)||2013||Fredo Kruger|
|"Bird Talk"||It's a Scary Site 2|
|"Jealous" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)||Trappin Ain't Dead|
|"It's Only Right"||2014||Walking Legend|