September 14th, 2012 / 4:52 pm

DIED: An Ontario, California Rapper who called himself Inkyy or Jew’elz

A young, Southern California rapper who maybe went by the names Inkyy or Jew’Elz died in a car accident. According to the obituary in the UK’s Daily Mail (Online edition), Ervin McKinness (Inkyy/Jew’elz’s government name) had, moments before the car he was a passenger in ran into a wall after running a red light, tweeted the following:

Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO

It is not believed that Inkyy was driving the car 120 miles an hour or drifting corners, but that he and his friends were—as he self-reports—”drunk as fuck” when they hit the wall. Five people died. It was 1:20am. Another report said they were at Creekside Drive and Haven Avenue: here. This article has video from the scene. There is an iron fence south of the LDS church on the southwest corner. I’m fairly certain that’s the one shown in the video.


A question one can ask about Existentialism—whether it is life affirming or life denying—can, I think, also be asked about #YOLO (You Only Live Once). It depends, it seems, on who is hashtagging. There are certainly those who have embraced #YOLO as life affirming. As of Friday, September 14, 1885 people have RTed Inkyy’s unintentionally final words. Those folks seem to have embraced #YOLO as life denying.

Where will you stand? #FuckIt. I stand with life affirming.

Have a good weekend, everyone. If you’re drunk af, stay off the streets. Inkyy’s video “Dreams” after the cut.

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  1. Brooks Sterritt


  2. dl.flsxzkmrkyrzk

      damn damn damn. this guy was a sweet rapper. im not that good at yolo but it doesn’t seem very yolo to risk the worst thing to live with of all things (aka killing a friend or pedestrian) for a brief moment of fun. #yolo

  3. deadgod

      The question in each and every thing, “Do you desire this once more and innumerable times more?” [lies] upon your actions as the greatest weight.


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