News is coming in that Chicago MC and Chief Keef collaborator Blood Money has been murdered.
Blood Money – also known as Big Glo – will be a name familiar to Chief Keef-watchers: the rapper features on Keef’s ‘Fuck Rehab’ single, and his Gangland mixtape arrived under the auspices of Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment imprint. It’s also being reported in numerous publications that the pair were cousins.
The news has arrived from local paper The Chicago-Sun Times, which claims that the 30-year-old rapper – real name Mario Hess – was shot dead on Wednesday evening in the West Englewood area. According to the paper, authorities have confirmed that the rapper was shot at approximately 9.30pm, and died around an hour later at Stroger Hospital. A 33-year old man was also seriously wounded in the attack.
The report features quotes from the rapper’s manager and cousin, Renaldo Reuben Hess, who claims that Blood Money had signed to Interscope last month. According to Renaldo Hess: “This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door. But that’s how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets.” (Hess, incidentally also manages Chief Keef).
Keef has been posting pictures of Blood Money to his Instagram. ‘Fuck Rehab’ is below.