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Big Glo, real name Mario Hess - cousin of Chief Keef - gunned down in Chicago

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Big Glo, a Chicago rapper related to rapper Chief Keef, was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago on Wednesday night. Big Glo – whose real name was Mario Hess and formerly had the show name Blood Money - recently earned $50,000 to sign with a well-known recording company named Interscope Records, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Thursday.

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Two gunmen reportedly shot more than two dozen times, striking Hess as many as 10 times while also injuring a relative of Hess’. Chicago police officers have been investigating to see if “rap feuds” had anything to do with Hess’s slaying. Additionally, the famous Chicago rap artist, Chief Keef, is a second cousin of the man who was shot.

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The latest shooting is the second shooting in as many weeks that have been linked to Chief Keef, Chicago’s well-known 18-year-old rapper – who is also known by his real name, Keith Cozart. Keef was at a Northfield residence – north of Chicago – at his manager’s house on March 26, 2014, when another man was seriously injured. At this time, there has been no motive given to authorities for the murder.

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Renaldo Reuben Hess, the rapper’s manager and first cousin, said that the rapper is from where there is a lot of crime and violence in Chicago. These rap guys, according to the manager, are being targeted.

Hess was a reported to have been 30-year-old father of five children with a long arrest record that included felony convictions for weapons offenses and narcotics, according to the report. Other reports say he was 33 years of age.

Rap-wise, he recently performed on Chief Keef’s song “F--- Rehab.”

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