MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Family and friends are remembering a once-rising star rapper who was discovered lifeless on New 12 months’s Day.
Alexis Alijai Lynch, 21, had a booming rap profession underneath the stage identify Lexii Alijai. However that stardom was immediately minimize brief.
Lexii Alijai’s music traveled over the Mississippi River Saturday night time, her personal phrases drawing a grieving crowd to Raspberry Island in St. Paul, a particular place for Alijai, whose associates say used to come back there for inspiration.
“She cherished Minnesota. She needed to be right here. There’s one thing about this place, she simply cherished it,” Julieanna Goddard mentioned.
Goddard, often called Sure Julz, had been Lexii Alijai’s music supervisor for the final 5 years.
“She was going to be one of many best. She tells tales in contrast to any MC I’ve ever identified,” Goddard mentioned.
She launched her first blended tape at 16 years previous, adopted by a number of others till her first full size album at 18. Her large break got here when she collaborated with Grammy-nominated musician Kehlani on the 2015 single “Jealous,” which landed on Billboard’s High 40 charts.
Kehlani posted a collage of images on her Instagram account as a tribute saying, “I’m so sick. I’m so offended. I’m confused and my coronary heart is damaged/ I don’t know why this occurred. I don’t know what you’ve ever executed however be sensible, form, sturdy, light and compassionate.”
Her expertise was honored Saturday night time with candles, shared reminiscences, and balloons in Lexii Alijai’s favourite shade pink being launched into the sky.
“I hope the trade sees what a giant expertise they missed out on they usually begin listening to girls with actual tales and actual expertise,” Goddard mentioned.
If you wish to proceed to assist her dream, you possibly can stream any of her music on the favored streaming websites.
The reason for her loss of life has not been reported but by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.