GRAND CROSSING — In his videos made as "Drilla Boy Phatts," Vincent Fitts would rap about “gang member stuff, drugs, being in the streets,” said his sister, Lakia Fitts, 26.
“He rapped about his kids and about his mother,” she added.
In a music video dedicated to Vincent Fitts, a rap group known as M.I.C aim their fingers to look like guns. The song, called “Get ‘Em Gone,” includes the lyric “I know some hitta n****** that will get you gone” and the group of young men all mimic the pulling of a trigger.
The pull of a trigger claimed the life of Fitts on March 17, authorities said. Fitts, from North Lawndale, was gunned down while on the 800 block of East 79th Street in Grand Crossing, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The West Side man likely traveled to the South Side to visit girls, said his sister. He was standing with a group of people when killed.
“He was standing on the corner and some shots rang out from across the street. He got hit in his hip and it traveled to his lung,” she said.
Lakia Fitts said her brother was in a gang. He’d been convicted of felony drug charges and multiple weapon charges, the last of which landed him in state prison in 2009 for 42 months, according to court records.
Since then, Fitts, a father of two, had become more “mellow,” she said.
“After he did the last little time in jail, he had calmed down tremendously,” Lakia Fitts said.
His focus was his music career, and he was optimistic that he’d be successful. He told his sister that when he made it, he’d buy her a house and a Range Rover.