There’s simply a myriad of reasons why the death of Chicago Young Money 051 native Marc Campbell, a.k.a Lil Marc, should be regarded as a tragedy.
Lil Marc’s death represents the latest in the countless lives of young African American men lost to the streets not only in Chicago, but also across the nation.
Lil Marc, 20, didn’t live to see old age or even a few more weeks to witness the birth of his son.
The aspiring rapper was gunned down Friday afternoon in a hail of bullets in broad daylight as he stood near a bus stop on the 300 block of East 51st Street.
Even more tragic is Lil Marc suffering a fate similar to his deceased brother Shondale Gregory.
Gregory, known to friends as “Tooka,” was shot and killed Jan. 12, 2011 at a bus stop at 63rd and St. Lawrence in the Woodlawn neighborhood in South Side Chicago.
Marc’s love for Tooka was evident from his constant references to his younger brother. Marc occasionally took to social media to honor his fallen brother.
“B*tch im Tooka livin Proof….#GANG
“Goodmornin Tooka & Fatz….#DAILYTWEET,” he wrote.
Fatz, or Fat Head, is another slain teen from South Side Chicago. Fat Head, whose birth name was Antonio Davis, was shot and killed June 22, 2012 as he was walking to the store with a cousin. He was 14.
One of the most intimate posts written by Marc regarding Tooka, read, “Damn I miss my lil brotha i miss hearin his voice its not a thinq about u i dnt miss babyboy everyday I’m thinking bout u #REST UP SHONDALE.”
A friend of the two brothers regarded Marc as the “closest” she and others had to Tooka.
“Yoou Will Forever Be Missed @lilmarc_051YM I Swear You Was The Closest We Had To Tooka,” she wrote.
FBG Duck echoed similar sentiment.
“First I Lost My Homie Tooka Now I Just Lost The Last Thing That Look Like Him Rest Up Bro @lilmarc_051YM,” he wrote.
Marc released his “No Competition” music video only days before his death.
Other songs Marc recorded before his untimely demise were “No Lacking Remix,” “Hang Wit Me Remix” and “Zeko World.”
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