Jordan Groggs, who was the rapper in Arizona hip-hop trio Injury Reserve, has died at the age of 32, the group confirmed on Twitter.
The musician, best known as Stepa J Groggs, passed away on Monday, June 29 according to Injury Reserve’s official Twitter account.
In a tweet, they wrote: “Rest in power Jordan Alexander Groggs a loving father, life partner and friend (6/1/1988-6/29/2020).”
Jordan is survived by his partner Anna as well as their four children Joey, Jayden, Toph and Ari.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by his family, who are asking for donations towards family support and services.
The page reads: “Groggs’s heart has touched everyone he has come across. He will live on through his family, supporters, and the communities he was a part of.”
So far, it has just over $50,000 raised of a $75,000 goal.
Injury Reserve was formed in 2013, consisting of Jordan as well as Nathaniel “Ritchie With a T” Ritchie and Parker Corey.
Jordan and Nathaniel met at a Vans store in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012, which was owned by the latter’s mother.
According to Stereogum, the two bonded over music and eventually met producer Parker through a mutual friend.
Last year in May, the trio released their self-titled debut album.
It received positive reviews, with Metacritic giving it a score of 75 out of 100, while a number of other outlets gave it an eight or nine out of 10.
Rapper Aminé, who collaborated with the trio on their album, shared a tribute to Jordan following the news.
He wrote: “Rest in power to the kindest soul and one of my favourite rappers. Love you Groggs.”
British indie band Kero Kero Bonito also shared a tribute, quote tweeting the announcement.
The group wrote: “We met Jordan when we played with Injury Reserve at Willamette in 2017. He was a memorably friendly and genuine person and with IR he made some of the best, most progressive hip-hop in recent memory.”