News: Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q Female Affiliate Dead At 25, "Still Can't Believe This"
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 4:01PM
Emerging singer Alori Joh, most known for hip-hop collaborations alongside rap artists like Kendrick Lamar and SchoolBoy Q, has reportedly passed away at the age of 25.
While details are still forming, a slew of notable hip-hop artists have sent their condolences to the singer.
"Woke up too some bad news r.i.p Alori Joh still can't believe this.....," rapper Jay Rock tweeted Wednesday (February 8). (Jay Rock's Twitter)
SchoolBoy Q also alluded at her untimely passing Wednesday (February 8) monring.
"smoking one for alori JoH............. peace Homie," he tweeted. (SchoolBoy Q's Twitter)
Kendrick Lamar is largely responsible for getting Alori mainstream attention.
Lamar's national exposure over the last two years helped to bring attention towards Alori's vocal abilities. She sang on 'Heaven & Hell,' a song that appeared on his 'Overly Dedicated' mixtape in 2010. She was also featured on 'HiiiPOWER,' featured on the rap star's lauded project 'Section.80.' Schoolboy Q, who featured Alori on 'Phenomenon,' a song off his 'Setbacks' mixtape, released last year, paid homage to the fallen entertainer by "smoking one" and shared the news with his Twitter followers. (The Boom Box)
In past interviews, Alori spoke on wanting to make a bigger name for herself.
An interview from West Coast YouTube show Toast It Up highlighted Alori Joh, revealing the singer's sassy and sultry side while she displayed a bit of humility. In an AllWestEverything interview from last September, Alori was candid in wanting to be taken more seriously than just a singer of hooks. "I am definitely am working on new material. I wanted people to start asking me about my music because they are so familiar with my features," said Alori in the interview. (Hip Hop Wired)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out SchoolBoy Q & Alori Joh's "Phenomenon" below: