Giants corner Janoris Jenkins and music producer Roosevelt Rene, found dead Tuesday, collaborated on song together

Janoris Jenkins and Roosevelt Rene weren’t just friends. They were musical collaborators seemingly excited about building each other’s careers in the industry together.

In March, the Giants corner and the music producer both promoted the release of a single hip-hop track entitled “Hood Jumpin” with Jenkins rapping under the M.C. name “Rabbit” and Rene producing under his D.J. name, “Trypps Beatz.”

Rene, found dead Tuesday morning at the age of 25 in the basement of Jenkins’ Fair Lawn, N.J. home, posted a short music video of the song on his Instagram page featuring Jenkins.

Rene posted another photo of himself sitting next to Jenkins with the comment “Ayy rabbit we finna be dripping for #hoodjumping Brahh !!” Jenkins retweeted Rene’s promotion of the video and new track on the Giants player’s Twitter account.

And Jenkins’ single, available on both Apple Music and Spotify, also has some impressive cover art: an illustration of Jenkins, nickname Jackrabbit, with his hands out holding two project buildings with the moon shining bright behind.

Jenkins raps the first verse of the song, which you can listen to here, but it's unclear who is on the second.

Rene lists several other tracks on his personal website, including one entitled Hustle + Muscle with Jamaica, Queens-born rapper Keezy KG Gramz. Gramz was clearly crushed by his Facebook post on Tuesday: “I don’t even know what to say right … heart is too heavy.”

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office is investigating Rene’s death as a homicide, and police are developing a theory that strangulation or suffocation was the cause of death, per NFL Network.

Authorities would not say if Jenkins, 29, is a suspect, but it is believed he’s been in Florida for the last few weeks since attending the team’s mandatory minicamp in East Rutherford that ended June 14.

ESPN reported Wednesday morning that there is a “person of interest”’ that investigators are waiting interview pending the results of the medical examiner’s report. ESPN added that a source described Rene’s cause of death as “highly suspicious,” but ESPN also reported that multiple sources who have connected directly with Jenkins said the Giants corner is “good” and “okay” and “waiting for the legal process to play out.”

The Giants said late Tuesday in an official statement: “We are aware of and monitoring the situation.” And the team had nothing to add to that statement as of Wednesday morning.