News: Chief Keef On Cousin's Fatal Shooting: "He Was Dead W/ A Smile On His Face!"

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 11:45AM

Written by Biz Jones

Interscope Records rapper Chief Keef will keep his late cousin Blood Money's music legacy alive days after a fatal shooting ended his life in their Chicago hometown.

Keef hopped onto his Twitter page to pay homage to his cousin and also briefly hinted at seeing Blood Money's life demise.

"Finna Drop my Cousin Blood Money Song - Believe Ina Glo," Keef tweeted April 10.
"I can get killed if I'm lien I seen Blood He Was Dead With A Smile on His face!" (Chief Keef's Twitter)

According to reports, the fatal shooting took place Wednesday (April 9) night.

A shooting on Chicago's south side Wednesday night claimed the life of rapper who'd recently been signed to a record deal. Mario Hess -- also known as Blood Money -- was signed by Interscope Records about two weeks ago, according to his manager and cousin, Renaldo Reuben Hess. "This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door," said Hess. "But that's how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets." (NBC Chicago)

Reports claim Blood Money suffered multiple gun shot wounds.

Police said Mario Hess, 33, was shot and killed about 9:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street. He was found lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest. Hess' publicist, Victor Foh, told NBC Chicago the rapper was shot 10 times while on his way to a record studio. Another man who family members said was a relative was wounded in the same shooting and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said. (NBC Chicago)

The rapper had worked closely alongside Chief Keef on recently released music.

Mario Hess collaborated as Blood Money with Chief Keef on a number of tracks, including "F-k Rehab," a Chief Keef single released in March that has netted more than 13 million views on worldstarhiphop.com in less than a month. "Thought He Was," a Blood Money track featuring Chief Keef, has nearly 2 million views on YouTube. (CBS Local)

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