CHICAGO — Chief Keef is holding a fundraising concert after a toddler was fatally run over Saturday by a car police say was leaving a shooting that left Capo, one of his crew of rappers, dead.
The Tribune first reported that Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, will hold the concert Friday from Beverly Hills, Calif., and appear at the Chicago concert in hologram form.
A spokesman for FilmOn Networks, which recently signed Chief Keef to a two-album deal, said Keef was "moved by the news of the murder of his friend and fellow artist Capo and the innocent baby bystander," according to a statement sent to DNAinfo Sunday evening.
The statement read: "Chief Keef, moved by the news of the murder of his friend and fellow artist Capo and the innocent baby bystander, has announced the formation of the Stop the Violence Now Foundation and a free concert in Chicago on Friday July 17 to benefit the victims' families and other Chicago charities and raise awareness about the out of control situation.
"The concert will be produced and sponsored by FilmOn Networks, which recently signed Keef to a two-album deal, and Hologram USA. Both are owned by Greek billionaire Alki David. Keef released a single from his new album to radio a week ago that mourned his cousin, rapper Blood Money (aka Big Glo), in another tragic Chicago murder. The song is a cover of John Waite's "Missing You."
"Keef will appear by hologram on Hologram USA's mobile stage at a location and with special guests to be announced very soon. He loves his hometown Chicago but cannot attend due to outstanding warrants his legal team is addressing. The concert will also stream free on FilmOn.com.
"Funds raised will be matched by Alki David and Chief Keef."
A full news release with more details of the concert likely will be sent Monday, the FilmOn spokesman told DNAinfo.
Marvin Carr, also known as Chicago rapper Capo and a part of Chief Keef's Glo Gang crew of rappers, was shot and killed in the South Shore neighborhood Saturday afternoon during a string of carnage that police say may also include the death of a 13-month-old.
Carr's alleged killers are suspected of running over and killing a 13-month-old baby in a stroller as they fled the crime scene. Two are in custody, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday afternoon.
The 22-year-old Carr was shot in his back and hip while standing outside in the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue about 1:40 p.m. Saturday. A video of the aftermath shows him on the ground, bleeding badly as bystanders coax him to hang on.
Friday's concert will be free, but those attending will be encouraged to make donations, according to the Tribune. Donations will benefit the family of Dillan Harris, the 13-month-boy struck and killed in his stroller. The boy was in the 6300 block of South Ellis Avenue when he was struck, police said. A crumpled stroller could be seen in the grass after the tragedy.
Police say the car might have been fleeing the shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue.
Police said the car was driven by a suspect who a half-hour earlier was involved in the shooting of Carr.
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