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Rapper Murdered While Wearing Tribute T-Shirt to Dead Artist, Lil JoJo

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As America cries for the children in Sandy Hook, the South Side of Chicago continues to be the killing fields of America.  This week, a teen who was friends with  Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman was murdered on Christmas day while wearing a t-shirt dedicated to his dead friend.   Joshua Davis, an 18-year old aspiring artist, was shot after fighting with other young men in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.

Englewood is known for its violence, and thus far, neither the mayor of Chicago, nor anyone else, has any solutions to the problem.   The shooting took place at 11:30 pm on Tuesday night and no suspects are in custody.   A neighbor, Sam Agnew, said that he heard four  or five shots during the night.

“He was killed because he was wearing a hoodie and getting off the bus,” the victim’s sister Selina Davis told DNA Info. “He was a great boy. He was only a baby.”

Joseph’s rap name was JayLoud and he was best friends with Lil Jojo.  Jojo was feuding with Interscope recording artist Chief Keef (Keith Cozart) before he was murdered.  The rapper’s mother went onto BET two weeks ago and said that she believes that Cozart was responsible for her son’s death.   Cozart has canceled tour dates and failed to show up for a video shoot in recent weeks, leading some to speculate that he is evading some of his legal troubles.

Johnathan Moody, a cousin of Davis, says that he warned Davis about wearing the hoodie around the neighborhood with Lil Jojo’s name on it.

“We would tell him, ‘That ain’t good to wear that hoodie.’ But that was his best friend,” Moody said.

The violence in Chicago continues to skyrocket.  Some, like Father Michael Pfleger, are calling on politicians to help control the flow of guns to urban communities.  Pfleger says that by titling guns as if they were cars, it would keep guns from falling between the cracks and getting onto the black market.  Many of these guns end up on the street and take the lives of young people, most of them African American males.

 

 

22 Responses to Rapper Murdered While Wearing Tribute T-Shirt to Dead Artist, Lil JoJo

  1. BLACKLADYNAY

    December 31, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY NO ACTORS MUSICIAN AND THE PRESDENT HAS NOT SPOKE OUT ON THIS KIDS BEING KILLED IN CHI-TOWN I BLACK KIDS PLEASE DO NOT MISS UNDERSTAND ME MY HEART GOES OF TO SANDY BUT I KIDS HAS DYING AND NO ONE GOT ALL HYPE UP ABOUT THE GUN CONTROL WITH OUR BLACKS KIDS..

  2. rosemary davis

    December 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    A lot of these killings are Thug on Thug killings and it’s always said that these young men were good men which well may be the case with some but my question is if you don’t live the Thug life then why hang out or be around those who do (BAD ASSOCIATION SPOIL USEFUL HABITS) and will get you hurt or worse killed

  3. Hermes

    December 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

    @ Rachel Robinson. Why can’t you compare Chicago to Sandy Hook. The same difference. If you leave unguided children to fend for themselves the out come is violence period. Yet you blame kids and not adults. SMH

  4. mmdccbslm

    December 27, 2012 at 12:21 am

    and (R)ahm won’t do a thing about it because the people being killed are mostly black men.

  5. Sharon Harper

    December 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Although in this article which states in part; the Mayor of Chicago, nor anyone else, has any solutions to the problem. The people in Chicago can’t handle the solutions to the problem. There is always an outcry by certain sectors of the public when some solutions come into play, because they feel that their rights are being violated.

    • BigWill

      December 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Beef between record labels is only one aspect of this enormous problem. One solution is to institute NY’s stop and frisk policy. But I’m sure there will be plenty of bleeding hearts saying police are going too far.