Atlanta rapper Future needs more than just a hug tonight. The hip-hop star has announced the death of his longtime friend and producer.

Future went to Instagram Saturday (September 23) with the heartbreaking announcement.

Earlier this month, Future won big at the annual BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show.

For the second consecutive year, Metro Boomin was named producer of the year. Song of the year went to “Me, Myself & I,” written by Tom Barnes, Lauren Christy, Michael Keenan and Bebe Rexha. Future, DJ Khaled and Rihanna tied for songwriter of the year, while Universal Music Publishing Group took home the publisher of the year award. (Billboard)

Recently, Future turned dreams into realities by signing longtime rap veteran Tru Life.

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Last month, rap veteran Ma$e released a pic of himself, Future and Tru Life.