It was another ugly weekend in Chicago as Chief Keef's friend and fellow Glo Gang member Marvin "Capo" Carr was killed in a drive-by shooting. Even more unfortunate, a one-year-old child was killed in the aftermath as the suspects fled the scene, running into the stroller carrying the the infant a few miles away from the initial crime. Even Keef, one of the most bleak emcees in the hip-hop world, has had enough. He declared a free concert in memorial of the child, Dillan Harris, to be held on July 17. He encourages attendees to donate to assist the family with funeral costs and other expenses.
A representative for the rapper said that the emcee is "just so heartbroken and appalled" by both deaths.
Keef will not be able to attend the concert himself, but will perform via hologram, broadcast from a soundstage in Beverly Hills. Keef now lives in the Los Angeles area, and reportedly can't return to Chicago for shows due to outstanding warrants.
Despite the notoriety of his lyrics as a key member of Chicago's "drill" movement, Keef is as tired of the violence in Chicago as everyone else. He also announced the formation of the Stop The Violence Now foundation. Although details are scarce, the organization will presumably work to lessen gun violence in Chicago, one of the nation's most bloodstained towns. As of the July 4th weekend, there had been 228 homicides already in the city, and nearly 50 people were wounded by gunfire over the holiday. The statistics have led to the unpleasant nickname of "Chiraq" for the city's south side. Keef's cousin Mario Hess (another rapper with the Glo Gang) was also killed in the city, being shot during April last year.
Capo was targeted during the drive-by shooting, hit once in the hip and once in the back. Despite being transported to a nearby hospital, he was pronounced dead at the care center.