Following the deaths of Glo Gang rapper Capo and a one-year-old boy in a tragic drive-by Saturday in Chicago, Chief Keef announced that he’d stage a free concert in the city to raise money for both victims’ families as well as other Chicago charities. The rapper also announced he was forming the Stop the Violence Now foundation to raise awareness to the escalating violence in Chicago, a situation that has seen Chief Keef lose a pair of associates, his late cousin Big Glo and Capo, in shootings in the span of a year.
Organizers have yet to announce the location of the July 17th show, but Chief Keef will appear at the benefit via hologram from Los Angeles. The rapper cannot physically attend due to outstanding warrants against him that prevent him from leaving the city. The benefit is also promising other special guests and will stream live on Internet TV channel FilmOn. Chief Keef, alongside FilmOn founder Alki David, will match all proceeds made at the Chicago event.
Melvin “Capo” Carr, a member of Chief Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment, was shot numerous times in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon on Chicago’s South Side. Despite video of bystanders attempting to keep the rapper conscious as he bled out onto the sidewalk, Capo passed away at an area hospital soon after. Sadly, 20 minutes after the shooting, the suspects’ vehicle jumped the sidewalk and killed a one-year-old boy named Dillan Harris as he sat in his stroller. Chicago police reportedly took two suspects into custody regarding both incidents.
Capo’s death came a week after Chief Keef released a new single titled “Ain’t Missing You,” which was dedicated to Mario “Big Glo” Hess, who was killed in an April 2014 shooting.