Another aspiring rapper has lost his life on the streets of Chicago.
Ulysses "Chris" Gissendanner III is the 19-year old stepbrother of Chief Keef. Like Keef he was trying to make it in the music business as a rapper. He and Keef are related by marriage. Gissendanner’s stepfather, Alfonso Cozart, says he is the father of Chief Keef
Authorities say Gissendanner was gunned down while sitting in a car last Wednesday as he visited his uncle. It isn't believed that his death had anything to do with his family connection to Keef according to authorities.
Somebody shot my son in the back of his head, and now he’s dead," Gissendanner's mother, Aridecy Tate, told DNAinfo.com.
Gissendanner is at least the fourth aspiring teen rapper to get shot and killed in Chicago since September.
“He rapped about struggling and what he was going to do,” said Gissendanner’s friend and manager Tommy Rice. “He was going to make it big. We were going to make it big."
Although they had been close at one time, Chief Keef, real name Keith Cozart, wasn't on friendly terms with Gissendanner at the time of his death according to his attorney Dennis Berkson.
Chief Keef “wasn’t friendly” with Gissendanner and had “nothing to do with the kid,” Berkson said “And [Chief Keef] has no relationship with his father."