Chicago’s music scene is on the rise right now, sparking the careers of so many but sadly, their murder rate is rising even faster. 16 year old Joseph “Lil Jojo” Coleman was an upcoming rapper from the Windy City, but he’ll never get to see his full potential. Jojo was shot and killed yesterday night, and the fact he had an ongoing beef with fellow Chicago rapper Lil Reese (a member of Chief Keef’s crew) has people raising their eyebrows. More details below. RIP, Lil Jojo!
Recently, Jojo dropped a diss track aimed at Reese, Chief Keef and their crew. This is the track:
As of recently, Chief Keef had been tweeting about Jojo and his crew, the Brick Squad. “I Kno Da Real Brick Squad #300,” Keef wrote. Adding, “Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO”.
Even more recently, Jojo and Reese had a run-in in the streets:
Here are details on the murder:
The shooting occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 6900 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.
Officers found Coleman unresponsive on the street with a gunshot wound, police said.
Coleman had been riding a bicycle when, according to a witness, a gunman inside of a tan or gray vehicle opened fire, striking him at least once, police said.
Coleman, of the 13000 block of South Evans Avenue, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead there, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Police were investigating whether the shooting was sparked by a gang conflict in the area, authorities said.
The violence needs to end!