Joe “Gi Joe OMG” Stone was a rapper and actor from Crenshaw, Los Angeles. He was known for his collaborations with Nipsey Hussle and J. Stone, as well as his appearance on Mailbox Money. On September 20, 2022, Stone was found dead at the age of 33. The cause of death is currently unknown, but an investigation is underway.
Stone’s death has come as a shock to many in the hip-hop community. He was a well-respected artist and had recently collaborated with Nipsey Hussle on the song “Down As a Great.” Nipsey took to social media to express his grief over the loss of his friend and collaborator.
Fans and friends have taken to social media to share their memories of Stone and offer their condolences to his loved ones. He will be remembered as a talented artist and a kind person.
About G.I. Joe OMG
Rapper G.I. Joe OMG, born Brandon Joseph, he was known for his work as rapper and as a collaborator with Nipsey Hussle from the track “Day One.” Both Hussle and Hill were part of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips gang in South Central Los Angeles.
Hill’s death comes as a shock to fans and collaborators alike, as he had just released a new album titled “Don’t Wait For It” in February of 2019 and seemed poised for a successful future in music. He is survived by his mother, father, and six siblings. No statements have been made by family or friends since Hill’s death, leading to even more speculation about the cause of his passing. Fans took to social media to express their condolences and share memories of Hill’s music.
He has opened up for artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, YG, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. He’s also performed at iconic venues such as The House of Blues, Key Club, Conga Room and Club Nokia. G.I. Joe is currently in the studio working on his debut album “The Life I Chose” which is set to release in 2016.
In an interview with Complex, he stated, “I want to inspire people that come from where I come from. I feel like a lot of artists that come from the hood, glorify all the wrong things. They make it seem cool to be on drugs and in jail and all this other stuff when it’s not. It’s not cool, it’s a trap.”
Major Works of Crenshaw Rapper & Nipsey
- The Life I Chose (TBA)
- Crenshaw Nights (2012)
- Nipsey Hussle & G.I. Joe – No Pressure (2013)
- “All I Know” (2014)
- “Ride or Die” (2015)
- “One Way Out” (2016)
- As featured artist
- “They Know” (Nipsey Hussle featuring G.I. Joe) (2013)
- “Hussle & Motivate” (Nipsey Hussle featuring G.I. Joe) (2018)
It is with a heavy heart that we must report on the sudden and tragic deaths of two prominent rappers, Crenshaw rapper YG and Nipsey Hussle. The untimely deaths of these two prominent rappers in such a short amount of time have left the nation reeling. While each man’s death is under investigation and the details have not been released to the public, it is clear that something is happening in our communities that need to be addressed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Crenshaw rapper Nipsey Hussle, GI Joe OMG, and Day One during this difficult time. May they find peace and closure as more information becomes available.