Squeak, DJ and Producer of Chicago Hip-Hop Collective Pivot Gang, Dies at 26

Squeak, a DJ and producer for Chicago’s popular underground hip-hop collective Pivot Gang, has died at 26 years old. / Twitter

Squeak, a DJ and producer for the influential Saba-led Chicago hip-hop collective Pivot Gang, has died. The artist, also known as SqueakPIVOT, was 26.

Although no official cause of death has been announced, representatives for the Pivot Gang have confirmed his passing, according to Pitchfork.

Windy City music outlet The Triibe reported that the artist often hailed as a “genius” in the rap community was involved in a fatal shooting on Monday evening. The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for confirmation of this report.

Meanwhile, Squeak’s death follows the passing of fellow Pivot Gang member John Walt, 23, who was stabbed to death during a street fight on the West Side of Chicago in 2017.

Squeak revealed in an interview the same year how he entered the professional music industry.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Rob Bailey-Millado