LaMar Aliya Nedd made his debut in the world on June 6, 1976, in Monterey, CA. He was the second son of Judith and LaRue Nedd, Sr. His mom lovingly called him "Fat Dad," a nickname that family continued to use.
After his birth, his family returned to their hometown of Omaha, NE, where he grew up and attended Franklin and Walnut Hill Elementary schools, Lewis & Clark Jr. High, and Benson and Flanagan High Schools.
As a young kid, LaMar commanded a room. His laughter, imaginative stories, and smile caught the attention of others. What stood out to the family was how he loved his brown cowboy boots. He confidently strutted in them everywhere he went, completing each outfit from pajamas to jeans, no matter the weather.
LaMar accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. As he grew up, his love of basketball emerged. He was rarely seen without a basketball in hand, often serving as family entertainment with his dribbling skills.
While Lamar continued to hone his basketball talent, another dream began developing. His confidence, storytelling abilities, and showmanship helped create the rap moniker Freddy Dead. Freddy Dead, along with Full Clip, LMac'n, Pocket Pete, Lon Meezy, and Trump Thight were pioneers in Omaha's hip-hop culture. In 1996, he and Pocket Pete went on to produce and release their debut album "Praying on My Downfall," which went on to be a huge success. This was followed-up by the albums "Major Sh*tt" (1999) and "Dead Serious" (2003). In addition to his own projects, he collaborated with other pioneering rap artists.
LaMar lived his life fully and loved his family immensely. Although he is no longer a physical presence, his spirit continues to live on through everyone he loved.
LaMar is preceded in death by his mother Judith Nedd, his brother LaRue Nedd II; maternal grandparents, Janet and Lawrence Gaskin Sr.; paternal grandparents Maxine and Claude Nedd. Left to honor his legacy: 3 daughters: Tyauna, Tamar, and Jenila; 2 sons: Kelan and Mehki; 3 grandchildren: Lance Adam, Amaria Clarice, and Samara Clarice (Washington); father LaRue Nedd Sr; sister and brother-in-law Joanna and Marcellis Minor, Sr; brother Lester Payton; 3 nephews: Marcellis II, JoVon, and Martin. A host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.