Mario Hess – who also went by the stage names Blood Money and Big Glo – was shot in the chest outside his family’s home in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street around 9:30 p.m.
John “Vietnam” Nguyen is the first Vietnamese American to get such an honor. He’s also the youngest person to get an honorary street name, and the first hip-hop artist.
Rapper pleaded guilty to testing positive for drugs while on probation, and judge sentenced him to 90 days in the Haymarket Center.
A rapper associated with Chief Keef, the teen who’s made news for his music and arrests, was arrested again for a gun violation early Wednesday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
Champaign police identified Chicago rapper and Chief Keef pal Lil Reese as the alleged attacker in the 2012 videotaped beating of a Downstate woman, leading to his arrest Sunday in Chicago.
Common may be in jeopardy of losing his Chicago condominium to foreclosure, according to an online report.
Rapper/producer Missy Elliot is taking aim at a suburban luxury car dealership, claiming they have reneged on a deal to deliver a nearly $400,000 luxury car.
A Grammy Award-winning west side rapper wants to be on the city council.