Dykebrax death: Who is rapper Braxton Baker and how did she die?

Bruno Cooke November 6, 2020

Dykebrax death rumours confirmed: The fast-rising female rapper, aka Braxton Baker, has passed away, age 21. Her mother, Letricia Loftin Russell, announced the news publicly via Instagram. What was Braxton Baker’s cause of death?

Who was Dykebrax?

Dykebrax, aka Braxton Blue Baker, aka BraxAttacks, was a 21-year-old Virginia-native popular rapper and artist who first made her name on the music media site SoundCloud. Reports of her death first surfaced on 5 November.

Brax first gained popularity after releasing tracks “Lil’ B****”, “Mmmo’mentum (Freestyle)” and “Dropped”. She previously collaborated with fellow rapper Lil Peep, who also released his early work through the SoundCloud platform.

Among Brax’s various talents, she was pursuing a career in dance choreography. She was “in the process of forming her brand merging her loves for fashion, and the work of Black queer revolutionary womxn”.

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Braxton Baker interview in Svage Magazine

In a humble and comprehensive interview with Chioma Nwana of Svage magazine, titled Getting to Know BRAX, Brax said:

“My role is to create art straight from my heart. For I know that art will be pure, poetic, powerful, and healing. […] All I want to do is help the world heal. That’s when things will begin to shift.”

In the interview, Brax speaks candidly, and passionately, about her creative process(es), her favourite Bible verse (also mentioned in her Instagram bio), and how she translates real life conflict into art. 

The interview took place almost two years before Dykebrax’s death, and offers intimate insights into the mind of a young but prolific artist. Read the rest of the interview here.

How did Dykebrax die?

The circumstances surrounding Braxton Baker’s cause of death are still fairly unknown. Her mother, Letricia Loftin Russell, first shared the news to Brax’s fan base, in an Instagram post.

In the post, she wrote: “At the time of her ascendance she laid in sacred form. There were no scratches there were no bruises, her internal and external being was completely pure. It was a spiritual release. God retrieved the angel He loaned us.”

Dykebrax’s death came as a shock. As a result, internet users have flooded social media platforms with kind words. Twitter is aflame with tributes and heartfelt messages consoling the Baker family. 

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Bruno is a postgraduate student studying global journalism, with research interests in the intersection of the media, storytelling, culture and politics. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Packs Light and Forge Press, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com. He is a Student Ambassador for Tortoise Media, a big fan of Freddie Mercury and a novelist – his debut novel, Reveries, is available on Amazon.