Injury Reserve’s Stepa J. Groggs has died, aged 32

Injury Reserve’s Stepa J. Groggs has died, aged 32

Words by Kate Streader

The rapper is remembered as a “loving father, life partner and friend”.

One-third of Arizona hip hop trio Injury Reserve, Jordan Groggs aka Stepa J. Groggs, has died at the age of 32. The news was announced on Twitter by his fellow Injury Reserve members today. No cause of death has been revealed.

The group also shared a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Groggs’ partner and four children. “Groggs’s heart has touched everyone he has came across. He will live on through his family, supporters, and the communities he was apart of,” reads the statement attached to the campaign.

Injury Reserve, comprising Jordan “Stepa J. Groggs”, Ritchie With a T and Parker Corey, became a formal trio in 2013 before releasing their first mixtape Live from the Dentist Office in 2015. A year later, they unveiled a second mixtape titled Floss before dropping their self-titled debut album last year.

The trio were due to perform at this year’s Golden Plains festival in March, but were unable to make it due to family reasons.

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