Chicago rapper Blood Money, who is also the cousin of Chief Keef, was slain Wednesday in West Englewood.

Blood Money—real name Mario Hess—was reportedly signed to Interscope Records two weeks prior to his death, according to his manager and cousin Renaldo Reuben Hess.

“This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door,” Renaldo Hess said. “But that’s how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets.”

Hess was 30 years old when he was shot and killed in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth at 9:30 PM, according to authorities.

Hess, who was known as his stage name Big Glo, worked with Keef as a duo Blood Money and collaborated on big songs like “Fuck Rehab.” Another track, “Thought He Was” has over 2 million views on YouTube. His manager states Blood Money recorded 27 songs while out in Los Angeles about two weeks ago, which persuaded Interscope to give him a record deal.

“I just spoke to him two days ago and I could sense something wasn’t right,” Renaldo Hess said, who revealed his cousin spent a $50,000 signing bonus on necessities. “Whenever you get money people in Chicago start looking. They don’t have money and he was flashing $8,000. Other people looking to stick him up.”

Washington D.C. rapper Fat Trel is a close friend of Blood Money and he shared his thoughts on Instagram. XXL will update you on more information as it arrives.