(AllHipHop News) Mario Hess aka Blood Money was shot around 9:30 pm yesterday. The aspiring rapper was found on a sidewalk with a bullet wound to the chest and was later pronounced dead at a local Chicago hospital. Another man was also wounded in the shooting.
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According to CBS Chicago, Hess is the cousin of fellow Chitown rapper Chief Keef, and he reportedly signed with Interscope Records two weeks ago.
“This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door,” said Blood Money’s cousin and manager Renaldo Hess. “But that’s how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets.”
Blood Money was featured on Keef’s recently released track “F**k Rehab.” He was 30 years old.
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