Just about any teenager in Chicago today can tell you the story of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo, two rappers from the South Side neighborhood of Englewood whose songs serve as anthems for their rival gangs. This touched off an online war between the two rappers that lasted for weeks, and young Chicagoans followed in real time as it escalated. In an unrelated matter, he ended up serving a short stint in juvenile detention for violating his parole—he was filmed handling a rifle in an online video commissioned by Pitchfork. Even a full year later, the two rappers are cited in countless videos, comments, and posts as shorthand for disrespect or a call to arms. Last year more than people were murdered in Chicago, a greater number than in far more populous cities such as New York and Los Angeles. The prevalence of gun crimes in Chicago is due in large part to a fragmentation of the gangs on its streets: There are now an estimated 70, members in the city, spread out among a mind-boggling cliques, with many of these groupings formed around a couple of street corners or a specific school or park. Young people in these areas are like young people everywhere, using technology to coordinate with their friends and chronicle their every move. But in neighborhoods where shootings are common, the use of online tools has turned hazardous, as gang violence is now openly advertised and instigated online. We naturally associate criminal activity with secrecy, with conspiracies hatched in alleyways or back rooms.
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A bitter feud between two Chicago hip-hop stars and their affiliates has deepened with the launch of a new remix that warns of bloody reprisals over the murder of one of the rappers. The release has provoked concerns of further bloodshed on the city's streets, as rival rappers exchange insults on social media and align themselves with criminal gangs. The feud has led to fierce debate over Chicago's new breed of "gansta rap" stars and calls for record labels which distribute their material to drop those who advocate violence. Police are now looking into whether the year-old rapper Joseph "Lil JoJo" Coleman, who was killed in a drive-by-shooting in Englewood on 4 September, had any gang affiliations and whether his murder has anything to do with the ongoing conflict between the Black Disciples and the Gangster Disciples street gangs, according to the Chicago SunTimes. Coleman's death came after a bitter war of words with affiliates of Chief Keef — real name Keith Cozart — a year-old hip-hop star who rose to fame after Kanye West remixed one of his tracks, I Don't Like. Cozart's version of the track, which has been viewed 14 million times on YouTube, features frames of the rapper with a gun in his hand. Cozart, who is signed to Interscope, the label of rap superstars such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr Dre and Diddy, is the subject of a police investigation over a message posted on his Twitter account hours after Coleman was killed, mocking the death. Coleman had been in dispute with Cozart and his rap affiliates "Lil Durk" and "Lil Reese", who are signed with Def Jam records, as well as the Black Disciples street gang for months before he was shot. By posting online videos taunting the violent street gang, Coleman may have tempted fate.
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Durk Derrick Banks born October 19, , better known by his stage name Lil Durk , is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Lil Durk was born on October 19, Lil Durk had to shoulder much responsibility at a very young age because his father was incarcerated when he was 7 months old. He started his first break through social media channels like Myspace and YouTube.
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