I must admit, when I wrote the article about the whole new youth-run Chicago music scene and the violence within three days ago, I had no idea about the actual beef within the scene. Now, it appears that two days ago, a teenage rapper named Jojo from Chicago was killed in a drive-by shooting .
It’s quite interesting, however, because Jojo was beefing with Lil Reese and Chief Keef, taking shots in songs, dissing them in tweets, and even drove up to Lil Reese in traffic and harassed him. What was interesting about the confrontation, though, is that you can hear Lil Reese responding “I’mma kill you!” Talk about foreshadowing, huh?
Jojo wasn’t exactly innocent, either. He posted videos of himself and his gun collection on Youtube, threatening the Glory Boyz (Keef’s crew) with death. He made steps to aggravate the situation, and that seems to have lead to his murder. Although there is absolutely NO evidence connecting Reese, Keef, or any of their associates to the crime, it seems odd that he would get killed so soon after making threats.
After Jojo’s death, Keef tweeted:
Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO
— CampaignSosa300 (@ChiefKeef) September 5, 2012
As a result, Pitchfork has pulled their Selector interview with Chief Keef at a NYC gun range, stating that the video “could be seen as trivializing gun violence“.
Additionally, an associate of Jojo’s made (now deleted) Twitter threats to Reese, Keef, and Lil Durk, another one of their associates, saying that they will all be killed as a retaliation. It doesn’t get any worse than this, really.