Jordan Groggs, the rapper also known as Stepa J. Groggs, and a member of the Phoenix rap group “Injury Reserve,” died at the age of 32, according to a tweet posted on the group’s social media accounts.

Groggs, who had four children, was considered a mentor and friend to many in the music industry, as many tributes on social media have indicated, causing the #RIP Groggs tag to start trending on Twitter this Wednesday. The band ” Injury Reserve ” was formed in 2013.

Groggs and a teenager and fellow rapper Nathaniel Ritchie (who was called “Ritchie with a T”) met at a Vans store in 2012, a place that was owned by Ritchie’s mother and where Groggs worked, according to NME .

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Groggs mentored Ritchie and when the pair of musicians met producer Parker Corey, the popular trio was born, Pitchfork reported . The band performed with acts from other musical genres, such as punk and indie, playing on the campus of Arizona State University.

In 2016, the group released “Live from the Dentist Office,” the first mixtape, and a year later, produced “Floss,” Pitchfork reported.

In 2019, they released a self-titled studio album. Some of the group’s hit songs, according to Spotify , include “Jailbreak the Tesla,” “S on Ya Chest,” “Ttktv” and “North Pole.” The trio had also released two singles this year: “Hoodwinked” and “Waste Management,” Hypebeast reported.

According to Spin , as a member of the Injury Reserve, Groggs collaborated with Rico Nasty, Freddie Gibbs, DRAM, and others. NME reported that Groggs’ last recorded appearance with Injury Reserve took place on Jockstrap’s latest single, “Robert.”

GoFundMe page created to support Groggs’ wife, Anna, and their four children, Joey, Jayden, Toph, and Ari, had already raised $ 50,000 from their $ 75,000 goal in their first seven hours of being launched. The page reads: “REST IN POWER Jordan Alexander Groggs, a loving father, life partner and friend. Groggs’s heart has touched everyone he met. He will live through his family, supporters and the communities from which he was separated. “

Jordan Alexander Groggs is survived by Anna and her four children Joey, Jayden, Toph and Ari.

Please keep them in your prayers. All funds will go toward family services and support. Thank you, ”added the GoFundMe post.

Many rapper fans have also turned to Twitter and other forms of social media to show their support for Groggs.

Others released song lyrics for the Injury Reserve songs that they said helped them through difficult times and thanked Groggs for his role in their creation.

In a tweet, Phonte Giallo wrote about Groggs: “We never had the opportunity to meet in person, but the love that he and his team showed me was always appreciated and reciprocated. RIP to brother Groggs of @InjuryReserve. God bless you”.

Animé, a contributor to the group, also wrote a message he posted on Instagram in memory of Groggs, in which he said, “Rest in power, the kindest soul and one of my favorite rappers. I love you Groggs. “

Groggs’ cause of death has yet to be made official.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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