Chicago rapper CashOut, who resides from the St. Lawrence area of the city, broke down the brewing beef between himself and Interscope Recording artist Chief Keef.
The feud began after Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, made the track “3Hunna” dissing Shondale Gregory, affectionately known to close friends and relatives as “Tooka.” Gregory, 15, was murdered after he was shot several times on Jan. 12, 2011 as he was awaiting a bus on the 600 block of East 63rd street, according to Chicago News Report.
On the track, Chief Keef raps, “F*ck a Tooka gang b*tch, I’m 3hunna.”
“One of my lil’ homies got killed who was like a brother to me, which is Tooka,” CashOut said in an interview.
“When I came home I’m steady hearing him dissing us and I’m like ‘who is that?’” he said. “This is a couple months before he got signed and they like ‘it’s this ni**a named Chief Keef.”
Upon hearing songs disparaging his fallen “brother,” CashOut, 21, took it upon himself to find a way to “turn the situation around and make a way for my team to win.”
“I’m tryna put on where I can get out there and when I get in the mainstream and when I get on World Star I can bring my homies in with me; I can bring my team in with me and show how real talented they are,” he said. “At the same time, show them that this is that same Tooka gang that Chief Keef been talking about.” ‘
CashOut explained the origins of Chief Keef’s squad “O Block” and his crew “Tooka Gang.”
O Block, CashOut said, is somebody who died.
“They feeling like the shots that killed dude from O Block came from us,” he said. “He O Block, so he wanna diss Tooka Gang.”
Chief Keef’s “3Hunna” track will appear on his major label debut album “Finally Rich.” No word yet if the 17-year-old rapper will remove the Tooka diss from the song.