The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has charged a 15-year-old with possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent and tampering with evidence. Investigators found 45 shell casings at thecrime scene. Fatal shooting at Shore House Apartments in Arlington, Man shot dead by security guard at Florida supermarket. Shot and killed outside an studio after altercation with rapper No Plug Phife Dawg 3/22/2016 45 Oakley, California, U.S. Gainer was mentioned by his nickname "Bibby" in "Who I Smoke," a music video with members of the group ATK, which Robinson was affiliated with. Waters said police cannot make arrests on the lyrics in the music videos alone. He had just performed at the club. To this day, no arrests have been made. Who I smoke, Bibby. The group was out celebrating a friends birthday. JACKSONVILLE, Fla WARNING:The following article contains videos and links that contain music and subject matter that may be offensive to some. Tom Hanks SON SHOOTS HIS SHOT AT BLACK WOMEN. 26 comments. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A week after the arrest of Hakeem Robinson, a Jacksonville rapper known as Ksoo, in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man in Arlington, a warrant for his arrest suggests a feud over a rap song may have led to the murder. Aces 2021 single Who I Smoke (A Thousand Miles Remix) was an internet hit and listed the names of several Jacksonville murder victims, including Bibby. Waters said ATK may be linked to more than a dozen Jacksonville murders and other crimes committed in response to perceived insults. One of Robinson's attorneys, Christopher DeCoste, has said his client is innocent. He posted a photo of the T-shirt on his Instagram page saying, "I'm getting a new T-shirt made for my show.". A post shared by Operation Free Ksoo (@ksoo23x). In a twisted show of love, respect and honor, several people who were close to the rapper reportedly smoked some of his cremated remains. A handgun was later found in the car that had fingerprints on it which belonged to Robinson, according to JSO. . Two of the men ran intoa house where the homeowner tried to flee. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A week after the arrest of Hakeem Robinson, a Jacksonville rapper known as "Ksoo," in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man in Arlington, a warrant for. The three were killed after leaving a Town Center restaurant where they were celebrating Bullard's birthday. McCormick was also linked to Jacksonville rapper Julio Foolio, who has an ongoing social media feud with Robinson. The music videos give details about horrific crimes, and the heartbroken mothers who are still waiting for arrests, or trials, for their sons murders say the lyrics have gone too far. All he did was laugh and dance, Elizabeth Gainer said. Holder, 32, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the rapper's death. But Who I Smoke is probably the best, and by far the most disrespectful. Over the past several years a number of gangs have been dismantled through these efforts, and the information was shared with the media. VIEWS. For me, I want them to keep making the songs because youre going to say the right thing at the wrong time thats going to be specific to the details that you dont know about Corbins murder. One of the six defendants in McCormicks murder, Dominique Barner, also agreed to cooperate with investigators. Gainer and the other man heard gunfire, split up and tried to flee. Barner told police that when McCormick came out of the business, Robinson jumped out of the rear passenger seat, chased McCormick down and shot him with an AR pistol, the warrant states. His mother, Shawnentina Benton, said she doesnt know who the rappers are or why they would be talking about her sons death. Who I Smoke is a new hip hop song that is going viral on Tiktok. While this deadly beef apparently started a few years ago, Yungeen Ace's and Julio Foolio's new viral music videos may suggest it's just getting started. The music videos that feature lyrics about murders of young men in Jacksonville have propelled the rappers to national fame, but behind the videos are families that are forced to relive the pain. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. Then in early 2020, McCormick was shot and killed in Arlington during the daytime ambush in a shopping plaza. Two weeks later, Damon Rothermel was shot and killed while riding his bicycle on Emerson Street. Example video title will go here for this video, Daily Blast Live: Tuesday, February 28, 2023. T.I. So keep talking, Jackson said. Historically speaking, Jacksonville has been one of the more violent cities in Florida, but things have become progressively worse in recent years. But MTO News has learned that in the lyrics to the song, the rappers - all from Jacksonville - confess to allegedly killing at least three people. This stunning home is on a dead end stree. Robison's song "Ksoo B" also mentions Gainer. Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. The three others, including his brother, Tre'von Bullard , 18, died. Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest Tumblr Reddit LinkedIn WhatsApp Telegram Messenger Share Posted in News 50 Comments The teens, Tre'von Bullard, Royale D'Von Smith Jr., and Jercoby Da'Shad Groover were killed in a June 2018 mass shooting. These tensions have spilled over into the music, and Jacksonvilles drill scene is full of rappers referencing loved ones who have lost their life to gun violence. Officers say upon arrival they found a man shot in or near his SUV. They included shots of Whoppa dancing his heart out at the beginning of the song and all four guys pointing up enthusiastically to Heaven in the hoo. The song was created by Florida Rappers Spinabenz, Whoppa Wit Da Choppa, Yungeen Ace, & FastMoney Goon. Jackson and Benton are still praying for arrests. All rights reserved. Police said Addison and others left the club and were onEmerson Street whenthe shooting took place near Spring Park Road. Somebody like Lil Poppa delivers his message with a lot of melody, while an artist like Foolio attacks his songs with much more aggressive energy. The string of violence surrounding the ATK dates back to 2019, when rapper Willie Addison, another one of Robinson Sr.s sons known as Boss Goon, was killed and five others were wounded in Spring Park. Hakeem Robinson better known as Jacksonville rapper Ksoo is charged with first-degree murder, while his brother Abdul Robinson Jr. is charged with second-degree murder. In a recent interview, Jones was asked if he and Bullard could ever move past their feud. Published. The rapper captioned the video saying that the opps was lucky I aint get the head shot.. What we're seeing in Jacksonville with this disturbing ATK, KTA beef is the flipping of Tupac's twisted narrative of literally smoking your homies. More disturbing than that is the banner Julio Foolio totes around in the video of the three teens who were killed while riding with Yungeen Ace near Town Center. While they wait for justice, the music videos coming mostly from two rival rap groups in Jacksonville have gained popularity across the country with songs glorifying their sons murders. Now, ten years after his first vicious dig at someone's grave, he's . Hakeem Armani Robinson, a Jacksonville rapper who goes by the name Ksoo, was arrested and charged with the murder of two men. The song was created by Florida Rappers Spinabenz, Whoppa Wit Da Choppa, Yungeen Ace, & FastMoney Goon. The rapper was not linked to any of the victims on the cover. The earliest mainstream success for Jacksonville came in 1994 when the 69 Boyz dropped the classic party record Tootsee Roll, followed by the Quad City DJs 1996 hit Cmon N Ride It. Fast forward to 2010, and artists like Tokyo Jetz and Yung Trap (now known as Trap Beckham) were able to make a name for themselves. A popular Jacksonville rapper posted on Instagram Wednesday, mourning the loss of three young men killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night. ), Julio Foolio says in one song. Instead of continuing to let outsiders control the narrative of a city that they have never stepped foot in, I want to give a platform for these rappers to tell their truths. The father of viral rapperKsoo will reportedly testify against his son in his upcoming first-degree murder trial. The diss track uses A Thousand Miles as a back track, coming after deceased rappers Bibby, Teki, and Lil Nine, who the guys are supposedly smoking in the clip. Rod K death article (damn both of them died at hilltop) news4jax. Holmes was a rapper in Jacksonville who performed under the name 320Popout. Digital reporter who has lived in Jacksonville for more than 25 years and focuses on important local issues like education and the environment. Three days after Whitaker was arrested, Arlisa Tarver, a JSO employee, was arrested for alerting gang members of pending arrest warrants. Police and prosecutors allege the patriarch of the family is the leader of a violent drug gang known as ATK or Aces Top Killers. Unfortunately Joshua, who went by the Rap moniker 320Popout, passed away after being shot and killed in his hometown of Jacksonville at an apartment complex. That was followed by another hit on KTA a month later in February 2019 with the death of Julio Foolio's little brother, 16-year-old Adrian Dennard Gainer Jr., aka Bibby, at a Moncrief area apartment complex. I hope and pray that the person, or the persons, who are rapping about that, they understand that you have a mom, too. I can say that theyve slowed down and it would stand to reason that because those young men that are in a place where they are awaiting trial, they can no longer harm people in our community, said Waters, who recently announced his candidacy for Jacksonville sheriff. Treating real-life situations like Grand Theft Auto Online recap videos, some of these outsiders have given people quirky nicknames, often making slick remarks about dead Black kids. Jacksonville has never been thought of as a major music city in the eyes of the rest of America. Even for those who have found success, though, it has always felt like there was a glass ceiling on rappers trying to emerge from Jacksonville. It's being used as a joke here where the rivals are saying who they're "smoking" to denote whose been killed. Meanwhile, Ksoo has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Tupac Shakur proclaimed that he wanted his "homies" to smoke his cremated ashes after he died. 10 Flo Rida Click here to take a moment and familiarize yourself with our Community Guidelines. Barner said the reason for wanting McCormick dead was that he had made a song that "talked despairingly" about Hakeem Robinson's dead brother, Willie Addison Jr. More:Jacksonville mother seeks publics help finding suspects on first anniversary of sons shooting death, More:Gang initiation led to Oct. 3 Jacksonville homicide and arrest a month later. He kept dissin on me, now hes smoking twenty-three, Julio Foolio sings in the chorus. The group KTA, whose most popular member Julio Foolio has nearly 1 million followers on Instagram, also isnt shy about naming murder victims in music videos. Its been hell, its patience and its a wait. A lot of times the rap videos sends out a message, and youve got to pay close attention to the lyrics of it. Authorities said Eric Holder fired the shots that killed Nipsey and wounded two other people. In 2019, there were 131 murders in the city, and in 2020 that number shot up to 176. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Hip-hop heads rejoice because heavy hitters Wu-Tang Clan and Nas have announced their State of Mind Tour 2023 and Jacksonville is on the list. https://youtu.be/sH-tSUdfHrc R.I.P. And its worth noting that not all of the rappers, including Yungeen Ace and Julio Foolio, are even suspected of crimes. In one part of the video, he's laying on the banner in a graveyard rapping while making references to 23, or Royale D'Von Smith Jr. who's pictured on the banner a long with Yungeen Ace's brother Tre'von Bullard and Jercoby Da'Shad Groover. It was nearing 1 million views in 12 hours. Melissa Jackson, Shawnentina Benton and Elizabeth Gainer have all lost sons to gun violence in Jacksonville. AndHakeem Robinson posted several photographs and videos "bragging about the murder of 'Bibby,'" the warrant said. A second-degree murder count was later added. For now, since the lyrics about the murders arent a chargeable offense, the mothers hope people will speak up and give police information about the crimes if they know something so they can finally have justice for their sons. Robinson is a well-known associate of Jacksonville rapper Yungeen Ace, whose real name is Kenyata Bullard. Its a range of things. Were not even half way through the year 2022, and weve already lost 75 rappers from across the country. Shots were fired into that home nearly missing a couple and a 1-year-old child. Hakeem Robinson's 50-year-old father, Abdul Karim Robinson, also was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact. Luckily the man who was shot survived despite being hit twice with high caliber ammunition. straight_og_josh 2 yr. ago. "N never play with Ksoo. The rapper against the wall goes by the name "La Jarvo" and is thought to be a member of a gang called Ablock. Unforgiveness for me is like me taking poison and expecting someone else to die. Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Police have not released any suspect information or a motive for the shooting. Shot and killed Damo Glo 6/15/2022 23 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested Ksoo in March charging him with killing Bibby and Lilbuck. But my mind changed when I noticed that the only people covering Jacksonville rap were not from the city, so they were getting a lot of information wrong and found themselves in a position to sensationalize and poke fun at serious situations without repercussions. Local Weather: Passing front Saturday brings a shot of rainfall. The shooting was videotaped, and the Jacksonville rapper shared video of the shooting to his fans. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The music and beats heard in the music videos are catchy, and millions of people have heard the songs on YouTube and other streaming services. Further investigation revealed photos of guns on Hakeem Robinson's Instagram account, plus a music video by McCormick with the caption "Byeeee byeeee" and emojis of waving hands, the warrant said. Artists like Foolio point out how fans involve themselves in conflicts and magnify violent situations. Died: November 5, 2022 Aaron Carter is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, actor, and record producer. Adrian Gainer Jr. was shot and killed Feb. 25, 2019, at the Hilltop Village Apartments. Then on June 24the U.S. Jacksonville rapper Julio Foolio sits in front of a banner with the photos of three teens in his latest video "When I See You." He allegedly shot Gainer at an apartment complex, police said. Man wtf. In Who I Smoke, a music video with rappers believed to represent ATK, lyrics reference at least three people that were killed in Jacksonville shootings in recent years. Yungeen Ace escaped death again in March 2019 after another attempt on his life in Waycross, Ga. A 30-year-old man was killed in that shooting and three men were arrested. they found a man shot in or near his SUV. Went out to eat on his birthday. They attempted CPR and it was suggested that this did keep Holmes alive long enough for him to be taken to the hospital, but he, unfortunately, was later pronounced dead. News4Jax previously reported incorrectly that Hakeem Robinson was charged in connection the Rothermel murder. Social media is the "gang graffiti of the 1980's." Jacksonville rappers are making music videos about real murders. The rapper was in the passenger seat and was shot multiple times, as was the driver. Once a violent crime has been committed by one group, more resources are directed towards that group in an enforcement effort to stop the violence. "Nobody can do anything worse to me than killing my child." These rivalries have sparked beefs that turned deadly, most notable, in the 1990's - East Coast vs. West Coast - which resulted in the murders of arguably the two best in the industry, Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The warrant states Barner could be heard in the tapes discussing details about the McCormick murder. Bullard survived despite being shot eight times and has gone on to find increasing fame with over 2 million followers on Instagram and has released songs with Robinson. * The above video is from a previous article originally published Aug. 12, 2021 Attorneys for a Jacksonville rapper accused in two separate homicides are asking a Duval County Circuit Court judge . Not to be outdone by ATK, Julio Foolio released a diss track of his own Friday called "When I See You," a remix of recording artist Fantasia's hit single "When I See U." ), Spazz face hot (on gang! Meanwhile,Robinson Jr. remained at large. By. This isnt an exhaustive listtheres a lot of exciting talent coming out of the city right nowbut these are some of the up-and-coming rappers who you should be paying attention to right now. The gun appeared to jam and the rapper wasnt able to land the kill shot. Waters said JSO is constantly monitoring social media and every video that goes online. Ksoo, man, he been a fan. Elizabeth Gainer is now waiting for the trial and hoping for justice for her son. Copyright 2023 News4JAX.com is managed by Graham Digital and published by Graham Media Group, a division of Graham Holdings. Bibby is Adrian Gainer, a 16-year-old friend of rapper Julio Foolio who was shot and killed in the Hilltop Village Apartments in 2019. In an Aug. 27 interview, investigators said, Barner acknowledged he was driving the car that was involved in the murder of McCormick. Court records show Robinson Sr. has agreed to testify as a witness for the state in the McCormick case. "You'll get hella high," he said. - March 31, 2022 03:26 am EDT. Dozens of YouTube channels are chronicling the origins of this beef, most notably are QuietRoom, hosted by Queenzflip who documents and facilitates rap battles, TrapLife Documentaries, which documents criminal activities in the rap scene, and Insider Hotspot, which covers "lifestyles, struggles and secrets" of rappers, according to its YouTube channel. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office said it could not comment on Tarvers case, citing an ongoing investigation. There's something really sick happening in Jacksonville and it's hard to unsee. We do have a group in the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office that spends all their time dealing with this issue. The following February, Julio Foolio's little 16-year-old brother Adrian Dennard Gainer Jr., aka Bibby was killed. Ksoo stands accused of killing two rival Jacksonville rappers: Charles McCormick (also known as Lil Buck, killed in January 2020) and Adrian Gainer (also known as Bibby, killed in February 2019). Willie Addison, a rapper known as Boss Goon, was killed. 2:23. Most of those impacts are positive," Williams said during a news conference Jan. 30, 2019 where he, the mayor and State's Attorney announced the arrests of six convicted felons who were seen with firearms in rap videos. The wildly disrespectful lyrics on a track like Who I Smoke, which includes disses about deceased rivals, is bringing unprecedented national attention to the city this year. Add a Comment. A sixth suspect sought in the early 2020 shooting death of 23-year-old Charles Quentin McCormick in a Jacksonville shopping center has been tracked down to Atlanta, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. For assistance with WJXTs or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801. Nobody can do anything worse to me than killing my child.. Smoke Durk and Bibby to the face though, Ksoo says in his music video for Ksoo B***h.. Lyrics from one of Ksoos music videos also mentions Adrian Gainer by his nickname Bibby., N**** never play with Ksoo. Would you want your mom to feel the way other moms feel? Melissa Jackson said. But people also love Ksoo, and his life is in jeopardy because of egos and politics, not reliable evidence.". The shooting victims had just left a rap music event at Paradise Gentlemens Club on Baymeadows Road. Dominique Barner and Leroy Whitaker also face second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of McCormick. They got loved ones, theyve got kids, Benton said. The cover included an image of Zion Brown, who was shot and killed in a 2017 triple shooting. Jacksonville Rapper Foolio Names 30 Of His Opps That Are Dead After Kodak Black Called Him Out. And to be fair, there havent been many successful rappers to emerge from the city over the years, minus a few exceptions. This isnt the only murder Robinson is accused of. Addison (also known as Boss Goon) was murdered in January 2019 after a show at Paradise Gentlemens Club. He's accused of killing two people in separate Jacksonville shootings; the Feb. 25, 2019 killing of Adrian Gainer Jr., aka Bibby, and the Jan. 15, 2020 killing of Charles McCormick, aka Lilbuck. The artists themselves play a big part in beefs being publicized, and most of them acknowledge that to be true, but as someone born and raised in Jacksonville, its been troublesome to see people who are not affiliated with these beefs make jokes (and content) out of a serious situation that doesnt involve them. In the past two weeks, six people have been arrested and linked to both killings. Then-24-years-old, Medina Ulloa was accused of stabbing Cuellar "numerous times and repeatedly hitting him with a chair,". (WARNING: Some of the videos below contain explicit lyrics that some may find disturbing). Gucci Mane is largely responsible for one of rap's worst trends: gleefully mocking people who have died. Top 15 Jacksonville Rappers 1. C urtis James Jackson III, better known as 50 Cent is known as an American rapper, producer, actor, and entrepeneur who has met wils success throughout his career. "Unfortunately these advances in technology also provide the criminal element with a new platform to promote their trade in the street culture market," Williams said. Despite the rising popularity of the songs which have become the subject of a YouTube documentary that features News4Jaxs coverage of the violence and has been viewed 3 million times JSO said the number of murders in the past year in Jacksonville has gone down. Community leaders and family members held a vigil for Gainer in that same gazebo days later. The star of ATK is rapper Yungeen Ace. Awitness saw Hakeem Robinson and another man identified later as Whitaker get out with semi-automatic rifles and begin shooting, the warrant said. "Went out to eat on his birthday - four shot, three dead in the worse way - he kept dissin' on me - no he's smokin' 23 ". Robinson also made local headlines in September 2019 when he released an album cover featuring Jacksonville murder victims, reports News4Jax. Hakeem Robinson, aka Ksoo, celebrated these latest killings by putting the fallen KTA victims on the cover of his album entitled "Bibby Out" named for Julio Foolio's little brother. Abdul Kareem Robinson Jr., 26,will be extradited back to Jacksonville where six others already await trial inthe attack in the Dames Pointe Plaza at 7001 Merrill Road, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. "He physically cannot be the shooter," DeCoste wrote in a December Instagram post, reports News4Jax. He also described the subsequent police chase after the shooting, according to investigators. 2023 www.jacksonville.com. Fulton County Sheriff's Office records show he was arrested Friday in the Atlanta area on a warrant for fugitive from justice on a murder charge, awaiting extradition back to Jacksonville. A 23-year-old man identified as Leon D'Shawn Bennett, an aspiring Florida rapper was shot and killed outside a Jacksonville-area restaurant in a drive-by shooting that followed a street fight. Gang violence in Jacksonville often includes small-time rappers. After Robinson was arrested, a record company offered to pay for his bond. He was joy. Barner said he and others waited until McCormick left his house and followed him to a shopping center on Merrill Road. He was 18. The Florida rappers remixed Vanessa Carltons classic pop record A Thousand Miles, which has become a favorite for rappers worldwide. A Jacksonville neighborhood turned into the set of a music video on Monday when superstar rapper Lil Baby and Jacksonville rapper Nardo Wick took over a corner store in Arlington. Poppy was loved. The warrant shows investigators also looked at the Instagram page for Robinson, @ksoo23x, after the shooting to make their case. Certain subsections of YouTube are even making money by breaking down all the rivalries. Police also charged 23-year-old Janera Jaranee Smith with accessory after the fact, jail records show. "He was [a] joy. DIY 'Green Monster' runner set to run in final Gate River Run, Missing 2.5-year-old drowned in pond, Jacksonville police say. McCormick was gunned downabout 11 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2020,witnessed by an off-duty officerwho said the gunman stood over the victim and shot him with a rifle before getting into a Nissan Altima, the warrant said. Who I Smoke by Jacksonville rapper Yungeen Ace and others, which features a sample from Vanessa Carltons A Thousand Miles, has been viewed more than 33 million times since it was first published in March. 20. Police and mothers of victims a. News4JAX The Local Station 324K subscribers Subscribe 14K Share 799K views 1 year ago The. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. The fans play a big role, he says. JUST IN | Hakeem Robinson, a Jacksonville rapper whos also known as Ksoo, has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder. Gainer was 16. According to Barner, the reason Robinson wanted to kill McCormick was because he made a song which talked [disparagingly] about Willie Addison.. August 11, 2022. The rapper also calls out Hakeem Robinson by his rap name, Ksoo, and references his current incarceration. Ive heard anything from where he was shot, Ive heard what his last words were, Elizabeth Gainer said. Respect: Tekashi 6ix9ine Visits A 5-Year-Old Fan Who Has Terminal Brain Cancer! There are hundreds of videos on YouTube describing what both acronyms mean with some slight variations. But the men grabbed her by the neck, shoved her on a sofa andheld her hostage before calling someone to get them, the warrant said. Example video title will go here for this video. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call around 11:15 p.m. Monday night at the Shore House Apartments at 401 Century Drive 21.