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ASAP Rocky, A-Trak, and More Mourn the Death of DJ J. Scott

The Atlanta native went by the moniker ASAP Snacks and was the resident DJ for ASAP mob and the duo Cozy Boys.


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J. Scott, a member of the rap collective ASAP Mob, is reportedly dead.

Born Justin Scott, the Atlanta native went by the moniker ASAP Snacks. He performed alongside ASAP Rocky and other members of ASAP Mob as their resident DJ, and was also one half of the DJ duo Cozy Boys with ASAP Lou.

Details are not public at this point, but on Sunday night, ASAP Mob affiliates including ASAP Ferg began flooding social media with posts about the musical multi-hyphenate’s passing. Even artists outside of the ASAP circle, like A-Trak and Kenny Beats, put up personal messages, signifying Scott’s widespread impact on the industry.

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Kilo Kish, a frequent collaborator and good friend of Scott’s, told W in November that the two “clicked right away” when they first met.

“We were born eight days apart and are both Tauruses through and through,” she said at the time. “We speak like eight times a day, bouncing from project to project. If it weren’t for him, I’m not sure anything would ever get done. He’s like a second me.”

On Monday, Kish posted a lengthy, heartfelt eulogy, saying Scott “changed the trajectory of my life completely. And completely for the better.”