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Squeak, DJ and producer for the influential Saba-led Chicago hip-hop collective Pivot Gang, has passed away. The artist, born Javunte Wheeler but also known as SqueakPIVOT, was 26 years old.
Windy City music outlet The Triibe first reported that the artist, often hailed as a “genius” in the rap community, was involved in a fatal shooting Monday night. The Chicago Police Department has not responded to repeated requests from The Post for confirmation of this report as of Tuesday night. However, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office appears to have confirmed the cause of his death to Rolling Stone.
Meanwhile, Squeak’s death follows the passing of his Pivot Gang partner, 23-year-old John Walt, who was stabbed to death during a street fight on Chicago’s West Side in 2017.
Squeak revealed in an interview the same year how he entered the professional music industry.
“I was just out of high school and I started getting in trouble and ended up under house arrest,” he told Elevator magazine in 2017. “So my brother FRSH Waters was like ‘Yeah bro, just go down the street and f*ck with [Pivot Gang]. ‘So, I started taking them to the studio. He was literally taking them to the studio. I felt like I needed to do something. I always knew he was going to do something that I never knew what. ”
Just hours before news of his death began to spread on social media, Squeak took to Twitter with this cryptic post: “You can’t fall if your head is held high.”
As news of his tragic passing spread around the world, other artists joined thousands of fans to pay tribute to the “young legend” on Twitter trends.
“God bless Squeak and everyone who loves him,” 28-year-old Chance The Rapper posted Monday night.
“Rest in the power Squeak,” added 28-year-old record producer Thelonious Martin. “Love to everyone in the Pivot Gang.”
Squeak is survived by his daughter Zhuri and his brother Frsh Waters, who is also a member of the Pivot Gang.
How old was Pivot Gang?
He was 26 year old.