Chicago rapper Chief Keef plans to hold a concert Friday to memorialize the toddler who was struck and killed on Saturday by a car fleeing a shooting that left a friend of the rapper dead.
Chief Keef will be appearing at the Chicago concert via hologram from a soundstage in Beverly Hills, Calif. The concert will be free and even welcoming to fans of country music, but concertgoers will be encouraged to make donations, which will benefit the family of Dillan Harris, the 1-year-old boy who was killed when a car struck his stroller on the sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Ellis Avenue in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.
Police said the car was driven by a suspect who a half-hour earlier was involved in the shooting of Marvin Carr, also known as Chicago rapper Capo. Chief Keef and Capo were associates, said a spokesman for FilmOn Networks, which recently signed Chief Keef to a two-album deal. Carr, 22, was shot in the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, according to authorities.
The toddler was struck about 3 1/2 miles from where Carr was shot.
Chief Keef, who now lives in the Los Angeles area, “is just so heartbroken and appalled” by the deaths of the boy and his friend, the spokesman said, that he wanted to do something for the family and to address the “out of control situation.” But he cannot attend in person because of “outstanding warrants his legal team is addressing.” Chief Keef, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, also announced the formation of the Stop the Violence Now Foundation, which will aim to curb neighborhood crime.
A June 2014 Chief Keef concert scheduled for a Cicero theater was canceled because of security concerns. About the same time, Chief Keef was evicted from his rented Highland Park mansion because he was about $30,000 behind in rent payments.
In April 2014, another Chicago rapper related to Chief Keef was shot and killed. Chief Keef’s recently released single “Ain’t Missing You,” is about the death in Englewood of his second cousin, Mario Hess, known as Big Glo and, before that, Blood Money.
Source: Chicago Tribune