Johnny Boy Da Prince

Chicago Violence Continues: Rapper Johnny Boy Da Prince Gunned Down, As Career Was Taking Off

(AllHipHop News) The violence in the rap community in Chicago continues, with the shooting death of aspiring rapper Johnny Boy Da Prince.

The rapper, born Johnny Taylor, had been fielding offers from a variety of record labels, from Epic and Universal, to Atlantic Records

The 23-year-old rapper, who was planning a trip to New York to meet with record label executives, was shot and killed in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police said they found the rapper wounded in an alley.

Although doctors attempted to save his life at Mount Sinai Hospital, Johnny Boy Da Prince was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Andrew Fechter, an assistant with Atlantic Records, told the Chicago Tribune that Johnny Boy had a bright future.

“He was definitely talented,” Fechter said. “I personally believe he had a bright future in the music business. He definitely would have had a career.”

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  • 7yoyo7

    And another one drops……

    HOWEVER, this is gang related NOT HIP-HOP CONNECTED.
    Every black man in Chicago is not a rapper…

    Like most people reading this article I have never heard of this dude in my life. But hey… He also chose to represent himself “in a certain way” with that picture up there…

  • I guess the dude he aims all of his thuggery at is himself? listen to the song…and sing alongggg….

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  • Think Big

    Chi-town needs the National guard to step in and help

    • Joseph Thomas

      its so true!!! and im from chicago

    • rudolph

      I said this like 3 years ago…but at the end of the day there aren’t any oil wells in chicago.

      • Roshizzle731

        Good one.

      • hoeyuno

        haha cold but true. you would think the president being sonewhat from the chi would do something.

    • Think Dumb

      Aaaand 20 of yall niggas “liked” that comment? smh yall living in a illusion like my man Mike Epps would say lol

    • Cabela

      Can’t help people who see nothing wrong with this type of behavior. Only they can stop the behavior, not the National Guard.

  • Biba Adams

    So very sad! #stoptheviolence

  • Casor_Greener

    Live by it, die by it


    this type of hiphop is too predictable.

  • bleek

    This is worst than Syria, for us to be killing each other like this is crazy. between prison death and mixing races there will not be a black person in 70 years endangered species list

    • Criesforourpeople

      Funny you say this. We are the only ethnicity that is estimated to actually go down in total numbers NOT percentage of the population in the US in the next 50 years.

      • thaGOD83

        man thats BS to the fullest, WE have always been the majority, WE are all around this planet, dimension, whatever you may choose, only those without melanin have and always be the minority…for every baby born 100 of them die…and that is from THEM stating that….no matter what they do AIDS, CANCER, DRUGS, re-directed violence (meaning us vs us) we will never be extinct, EVER, and they have finally realized it which is why they are having babies with US by the hundreds….not to go off into that topic, just reassuring YOU that WE aint going no where. no jails, no nothing can stop us…AND TO homie at the top we need no national guard…those youngsters just need direction…they aint afraid, aint with the system (going to work, church,school) and thats fine because they aint supposed to be…they are WARRIORS whom if taught right now would overthrow the national guard, armies, gov, etc….. so they have to keep fighting each other,because if, no WHEN they realize who the true enemy is…..drumroll the end of the matrix happens..those youngtas are special and i aint giving up on them…they have a purpose, they just dont know….so your materialistic rappers i.e. jay, 50, baby, etc are paid to keep them wanting money and bs objects which is really why they fight now…over the new shoes, style, life style…while your guccis, wakas, william roberts, keep them fake/phony/lost which is partly why they claim these retarded gangs.. only a matter of time….but again we were never and can never be the matter what ashe

      • Q.

        Knowledge. Wisdom. Overstanding. AxÉ!

      • KingsCountyCrooklyn

        they ain’t over throwing shit with no education, the gov got technology to bring a blizzard to they streets on a hot summer day. they would be fighting amongst them selves trying to prove who is the leader or ruler or baddest in the groups. Its going to take more then hope and not giving up on them to save us from us. whats your plan?

    • Cabela

      You’re a fool.

  • NOVI

    Damn stop the violence and kick the science! Go to you tube and type” Novacane 3min of hell” and check this dude out rapping for a long time without breathing!

    • SpaceAge2012

      Funk that! Bump that K-Rino & Immortal Technique.

  • RichFromBX

    “The violence in the rap community in Chicago continues…”

    this is not a hip-hop thing so please stop tying the two together…chances are this would’ve happened to him even if he wasn’t a rapper…there’s a much larger issue here than rap, this type of nonsense has been going on well before hiphop…

    not all rappers are violent and not everyone who’s violent is a rapper…

    • Dave Williams

      i agree with you Brotha Rich !!

    • YaheardSyndicate

      He’s still a rapper, thats why its even on the site.

    • jsk1103

      I’m most likely WRONG. But did “Rappers” in Chicago start getting murdered after Chief Keef hit the scene?

      It’s only a question. Not an accusation

      • GBMB

        no, no one CARED about the rappers in chicago until after keef hit the scene

  • TheBigCheeFa

    Chicago only chance of blowing up is to have the national guard around rappers who get signed by labels.if i were these rappers that get signed by labels in Detroit I
    wouldnt tell anybody about it.ill just get me a plane at night and be gone.people know youre about to blow up they will set you up to get killed

    • SpaceAge2012

      Like crabs in a barrel bruh.I swear,Lupe got it right when he made Hip Hop Saved My Life.He spoke out against this kinda violence in da Chi & da kinda violence Keef’s music creates when Keef got signed,but they bashed him & called him a hater.Now like Bro.Malcolm said,”The chickens have come home to roost.”

  • Tre C

    these rappers have got to learn they are targets and many people aren’t happy to see you doing well. You put out negative, you get negative. Another young man gone before age 25

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  • SpaceAge2012

    See da key words here are “would have had a career” but unfortunately that will never happen just like it never happened 4 Lil JoJo & his friend Jay.If immediate action is not taken by da state officials of Chicago & Obama himself 2 bring da O.Gs & influential lil B.Gs like Keef them 2gether 2 call a truce,more deaths r sure to follow in this new year.

  • Mike9130


  • This is Hip Hop? shit is wack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brotha_man

    where are the black leaders, Jessie and Sharpton? Oh that’s right, they only come around if a cop guns down a brotha. SMH

    • Joseph Thomas

      no one here in chicago is trying to hear anything from jessie…..sharpton is back in ny….

    • Ace Boogie

      quit calling them puppets our leaders please not only is in not true others are listening and believe that shit when black people say it, good looken.

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  • TheNameIsJerald

    First lyric was “First nigga I had to take” Please, I feel no sympathy

  • greeneyedbandit

    When you got the rappers of Today, with big names glorifyin these kids when they kill people….instead of trying to be a mentor to them, the violence will continue!

    • SpaceAge2012

      U got these old ass rappers actin like kids their damn selves,so how are they gonna set da example?

      • Q.

        LOL Bullseye.

      • greeneyedbandit

        They can start by gettin rid of that child-like mentality….if it’s the mentality that make kids wanna be gang members or kill each other. Anyways, Peace~

  • $18916246

    Sad…speak of death..promote death….now death pays you a visit…claims your soul…life no more…speak no more …promote no more….death, on to claim the next….sad.

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      That’s deep and very true like a cycle, these young dudes don’t stand a chance. the worst part is they don’t stand for anything and they dying for nothing with no plans in sight for the future..

  • TruthSerum

    We need to enclose the city of Chicago in one of those big domes like The Simpsons Movie before that plague of stupidity they have their spreads to other places

    • SpaceAge2012

      The state needs 2 lock down da whole southside unannounced & conduct a house 2 house search & sieze mission of drugs & weapons.

  • OaklandOxymoron

    RIP young man…

  • The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.

  • Johnny Boy also had a 4 year old son family and friends say was his heart.

  • Super_Hero

    RIP but this is a win for Hip Hop. One less rapper talking about killing someone

  • You’re nobody…. till somebody…

    • SpaceAge2012

      Kills u..speak on it bruh! R.I.P B.I.G!!

  • king

    Black on black crime will never end.

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  • All these killing ain’t gangsta… It’s just plain stupid…. These are the headlines? These are the up and coming representation of hip hop? Just plain retarded. To all those fams keep your heads up.

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  • Choppaliss

    ahh …….. yall something, y this song? dude had better positive songs out

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      won’t you put us on to some of the titles. I feel that he had lyrical strengths from the track above but chose to put out chi gangster life style music.

  • J.R Smith & Wesson

    Rappers are an endangered species in the city of Chicago…

  • fuknyourgirl2

    very sad

  • Freebe Jackson

    Sad story…this is happening in our communities all over …… all our young black kids want to do is get on and buy things the white man say is of value……..we need to stop being so materialistic and that would help solve a lot of the problem…..them cars, clothes, and jewels these black entertainers waste money on could feed communities and cut down the violence…. i know these rappers technically dont owe the community they come from anything but if more people cared more about what they could do for others, violence would decrease…instead they perpetuate the bullshit by saying you aint shit unless you have these materialistic things and our kids go kill and die for them…..signed – a dude that ran the streets but came to his senses…… i see alot of this nonsense as shit a crumb would do…..take care of ya family and stop letting the nonsense dictate your life….

  • Bossladi Thomas

    Let the truth be told,we have brothers that can help stop all these young killings but we refuse to sit down and talk with these brothers they talk to everybody but the person they need to talk too.its laws on the books in illinois that if an oldtimer get out here trying talk to the young guys he the oldtimer can be indicted on fed charges,plus jobs will be needed in order show help to these young brothers that come from family with a long long line of brothers that die on the street or life in prison so the job with help brother get on the right track.

  • Speed_BrpCeo

    This is the result of when kids have kids, and they don’t kno how 2 raise em cuz they ain’t even finished being raised themselves!! I remember being like damn when I was 16 and I saw girls getting pregnant! Its these offsprings that have no direction no guidance no ability to betta themselves because this is not what they were raised into!! Its never gonna stop becuz this is ALL THEY KNO!

  • valade8

    damn straight. where r Sharpton and them. Just shows how dedicated they r.

  • valade8

    this is a real issue. they wont touch it. Fraudsters

  • Torrey Winston

    thats what happens when you young dumb and fake like you bout that life…be real with yourself and your fan base…and stay out the street once you start getting buzz..cause there’s always another crab in the barrel looking to take you out

  • Fechter said. “I personally believe he had a bright future in the music business. He definitely would have had a career.”

    Preaching violence?

  • BilderbergSuperstar

    It has nothing to do with hip-hop..its the ignorance in our inner city communities…”they hide their eyes..but show their draws” yasin bey

  • dominicancoke

    It should of been cheif queef or lil reeses pieces cause this cat had lyrics and even positive messages in some of his songs check out his song just like you or on me the boy could spit

    • Samuel Riddle

      sheet dat dude cant touch eli porter. dat dude eli spittin venom yallz. plus he got positive message for stay in school. google eli porter rap and see how he lay it down….smartest nicca on the streets….

  • hoeyuno

    this kid had some bars. I won’t pretend I ever heard of this kid before this but kid could rap circles around keef… rip

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    Another Young rapper from Chicago shot dead… Its going down in Chi town

  • jones

    chief keef killing his competition…..litterally…

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  • Samuel Riddle

    attention all fooz, please stop being aspirin rappers it will get yo azz kilt for real dog….yall shoot each other way faster dan does white cops and ain no protest for yo rappin azz just some stupid t shirts, stuffed animals and cognac bottles where the blood stain be