Mexican-American rapper MoneySign Suede, whose real name is Jaime Brugada Valdez, was fatally stabbed in a California prison at the age of 22. Suede, who had achieved success with his single “Back to the Bag” and released his debut album “Parkside Baby” in 2022, was serving time on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. The circumstances of his death are being investigated as a homicide. Following the news, fellow rappers Fenix Flexin and Baby Stone Gorillas paid tribute to Suede on social media.
Up-and-coming rapper MoneySign Suede, born and raised in Huntington Park, California, had a promising career ahead of him. At the young age of 22, Suede, whose real name is Jaime Brugada Valdez, had already signed with Atlantic Records and released his first album “Parkside Baby” in September 2022, following the success of his single “Back to the Bag” that garnered three million streams within two years.
However, his bright future was tragically cut short when he was killed in a California prison. Suede was found stabbed in the shower area of the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to authorities. He was later pronounced dead at the prison’s medical facility.
The circumstances of Suede’s death are still under investigation, and authorities are treating it as a homicide. Details about the incident and the extent of his injuries have not been released to the public.
Suede was serving time on two charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, and he was sentenced in Riverside County to serve two years and eight months in prison last December, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).