Derrick Coleman (July 4, 1990 – January 19, 2018), better known by his stage name Fredo Santana, was an American rapper. He was the older cousin of Chicago rapper Chief Keef.[4] His debut studio album Trappin Ain’t Dead was released on October 31, 2013 via Savage Squad.[5]

Music career[edit]

Fredo’s first mixtape, It’s a Scary Site, was released on September 20, 2012. It featured production by TM88, Young Chop, 12Hunna, Leek E Leek, J-Hill, C-Sick, and Paris Bueller as well as guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Reese, King L, Gino Marley, Frenchie, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, and Lil Durk. Santana’s second mixtape, Fredo Kruger, was released on February 28, 2013 and featured production by 808 Mafia, Young Chop and Mike WiLL Made It, as well as guest appearances from Migos, Juelz Santana, Soulja Boy, Young Scooter, Fat Trel, Alley Boy, Lil Durk and Lil Reese among others. It would later be released for retail sale via iTunes on May 7, 2013.[6]

On September 24, 2013, Fredo Santana made a cameo appearance in Drake‘s music video for “Hold On, We’re Going Home“, in which he portrayed a bad guy kidnapping Drake’s “girlfriend.”[7]

His debut album Trappin Ain’t Dead was released on November 20, 2013.[8][9] The album featured guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Chief Keef, PeeWee Longway and other members of Glory Boyz Entertainment.[10] Scary Site 2 was released on December 20, 2013.[11]

On February 27, 2014, Santana announced that he and Keef were going to release a collaboration album Blood Thicker Than Water.[12][13] On July 9, 2014, he revealed the track list for his upcoming album Walking Legend.[14]

Illness and death[edit]

Santana died of a fatal seizure on January 19, 2018. According to TMZ, he had been suffering from liver and kidney problems stemming from his heavy use of lean.[15]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Trappin Ain’t Dead
  • Released: October 31, 2013
  • Label: Savage Squad Records
  • Formats: Digital download
“—” denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


  • It’s a Scary Site (2012)[17]
  • Fredo Kruger (2013)[18]
  • Street Shit (with Gino Marley) (2013)[19]
  • It’s a Scary Site 2 (2013)[20]
  • Walking Legend (2014)[21]
  • Ain’t No Money Like Trap Money (2015)[22]
  • Fredo Mafia (with 808 Mafia) (2016)
  • Plugged In (2017)[23]
  • Fredo Kruger 2 (2017)[24]


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
“I Need More” (featuring Young Scooter)[25] 2013 Fredo Kruger
“Bird Talk” Scary Site 2
“Jealous” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)[26] Trappin Aint Dead
“It’s Only Right” 2014 Walking Legend

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album


  1. Jump up^ Gale, Alex. “Chief Keef Could Earn Up to $6 Million From Record Deal | News”. BET. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  2. Jump up^ “FREDO SANTANA SSR on Twitter: “My birthday is 2ma not today đ&#x;˜?””. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  3. Jump up^ “Rapper Fredo Santana Dead from Fatal Seizure”. TMZ. January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  4. Jump up^ “Chief Keef RedEye Interview in Chicago”. YouTube. 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  5. Jump up^ Ramirez, Erika Fredo Santana Debuts Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Song, ‘Jealous’: Listen Billboard. May 30, 2015
  6. Jump up^ “iTunes – Music – Fredo Kruger by Fredo Santana”. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  7. Jump up^ Sep 24th, 2013 at 4:30 pm (2013-09-24). “Fredo Santana Speaks On His Part In Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home””. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  8. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana – Trappin Ain’t Dead – Listen”. Audiomack. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  9. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana Debuts Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Song, ‘Jealous’: Listen”. Billboard. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  10. Jump up^ “Kendrick Lamar, Chief Keef Will Be On Fredo Santana’s New Project – XXL”. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  11. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana – Its A Scary Site 2 Mixtape – Stream & Download”. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  12. Jump up^ “Chief Keef And Fredo Santana Are Coming Out With An Album – XXL”. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  13. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana Announces Joint Album With Chief Keef”. 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  14. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana Reveals Tracklist And Cover Art For “Walking Legend””. 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  15. Jump up^ McBride, Jessica (20 January 2018). “Fredo Santana Cause of Death: How Did the Rapper Die?”. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  16. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums”. Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  17. Jump up^ “It’s a Scary Site by Fredo Santana on iTunes”. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  18. Jump up^ “Fredo Kruger Hosted by DJ Victoriouz, Trap-A-Holics & DJ Twin Mixtape – Stream & Download”. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  19. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana & Gino Marley – Street Shit Hosted by DJ Victoriouz & DJ Twin // Free Mixtape @”. 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  20. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana – It’s A Scary Site 2 Mixtape”.
  21. Jump up^ “Walking Legend Hosted by DJ Scream, DJ Bandz & DJ Lil Keem Mixtape – Stream & Download”. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  22. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana – Aint No Money Like Trap Money Hosted by DJ Holiday Mixtape – Stream & Download”. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  23. Jump up^ C. Vernon Coleman II (January 28, 2017). “Fredo Santana Releases New ‘Plugged In’ Mixtape”. XXL. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  24. Jump up^ “Fredo Santana Announces Fredo Kruger 2 Release Date”. 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  25. Jump up^ “I Need More (feat. Young Scooter) [Explicit]: Fredo Santana: MP3 Downloads”. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  26. Jump up^ “Jealous (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [Explicit]: Fredo Santana: MP3 Downloads”. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  27. Jump up^ Ray, Jason (January 17, 2014). “Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House EP”. HotNewHipHop. Retrieved January 30, 2014.

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