Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Capo (April 22, 1993 – July 11, 2015)
On this day, July 11, in hip-hop history...
Capo was a longtime member of Keef's Glory Boyz label and Glo Gang crew. Though he was young, Capo was making a name for himself in Chi's rap game thanks to the mixtape Glo Life Or No Life 2 and singles like "Chiraq" and the Chief Keef-assisted "Hate Me."
On the afternoon of July 11, 2015 on Chicago's South Side, a car drove up and a man shot Capo while he was standing on the street. The two people in the car fled the scene and tragically, 20 minutes later, drove their car onto a sidewalk and struck and killed a toddler sitting in a stroller. The Chicago Tribune was the first to report the accident that claimed the life of a one-year-old baby boy in a stroller while news of Capo's injuries remained sketchy for hours. Capo was shot once in the back and hip and was pronounced dead soon after arriving at Chicago's Advocate Christ Medical Center. The rapper was 22 years old.
A few days after the shooting, Chief Keef held a benefit concert for his fallen brother and the toddler. Within the same month, Chicago police charged suspect Antoine Watkins with murder and eluding police in connection with the toddler's death, but not for Capo's. To date, Watkins is being held without bail.
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