What was Slim 400's real name? Late rapper's age and career explored

Yasmine Leung December 9, 2021
What was Slim 400's real name? Late rapper's age and career explored
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Rapper Slim 400 has reportedly died after being shot in Los Angeles last night. In light of the news, hip-hop fans want to know more about the Compton artist, including his real name and career beginnings.

According to numerous hip-hop news sites, Slim 400 has passed away after being shot in Inglewood, California, on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. The news was initially reported by No Jumper on Twitter.

There is no additional news of what happened as yet, but tributes from fans have been flooding in.

His death comes soon after the shooting of fellow EMPIRE label mate Young Dolph in November, who he collaborated with on song Shake Back.

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What was Slim 400’s real name?

Born 21 June 1988 in Frankfurt, Germany, Slim 400’s real name was Vincent Cohran.

He was raised in Compton, California, and attended Morningside High School.

The rapper had always been private about his personal life, but we do know he has a daughter named Parris, reportedly born on 17 March 2009.

Cohran began pursuing music aged about 13 and is best known as an affiliate of YG, who spotted his talent. He eventually signed for YG, DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla Sign’s record company, Pushaz Ink label, in 2008.

From 2010 to 2014, he dropped mix-tapes High Off Trees and Keepin’ It 400. However, his most successful works to date were his collaborations with YG on 2016 album Still Brazy, and Cohran’s own single Bruisin ft Sad Boy Loko and YG.

At the time of writing, the Bruisin’ music video has more than 33 million views.

Aside from YG, other huge names the rapper worked with include Snoop Dogg, Dave East, The Game, and J Stalin. He also toured with the likes of Big Sean, J Cole and Yo Gotti.

Slim 400 involved in previous shooting incident

In June 2019, the rapper sustained life-threatening injuries after he was shot by masked gunmen during a drive-by in Compton. TMZ reported Cohran was on the phone with business partner Mud Dollaz when the shooting occurred.

He suffered nine bullets to his upper and lower back, jaw and the top of his head. In the past two years, the 33-year-old had openly talked about the incident, sharing images of the wounds.

Just one month later, he revealed to TMZ he was convinced he was going to die – although at the time his only noticeable injury seemed to be hearing loss in one ear, from which he was expected to recover.

“As the shots was goin’ off, I was trying to run and get it, do my thing. But after so long, I dropped. And I’m steady trying to crawl, get it. One of my folks come and try to pull me in, they still shooting and I’m like, ‘Man, it’s over,’” he said.

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We send our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Slim 400 at this difficult time.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.