Compton rapper The Game will dedicate his upcoming fifth studio album “Jesus Piece” to slain Chicago emcee Lil’ JoJo.
Rapper The Game took to Twitter and Instagram to express sympathy for the 16-year-old gang affiliated rapper who was murdered in a hail of gunfire Tuesday, Sept. 4. Authorities are investigating whether the teenager’s murder may be linked to an ongoing dispute with Interscope artist Chief Keef’s entourage “Glory Boyz” and the Black Disciples street gang.
The Game tweeted a message he posted on his Instagram regarding the tragic shooting. The Compton rapper, who is no stranger to rap beefs himself, revealed he spoke with Lil JoJo about slowing down his lifestyle. The rapper wrote:
“R.I.P. to the lil homie Joseph “Lil Jo Jo” Coleman @osoarrogantjojo gunned down in Chicago yesterday !!! I would joke wit em when he hit me on DM bout how hard he was goin in the streets & told em’ to slow down .. & he replied: “I’m on be aite Joe”. Now… Murdered at the age of 16 over a youtube beef.. Krazy. Life is short out here mayne…. We are all reminded by this everyday. Chicago….. We with you, & all prayers go out to Jo Jo’s family. Gone dedicate my new album to lil jo jo #JesusPiece !!! & all you youngsters out there livin that life… #ThinkBeforeYouShoot”
“Jesus Piece” is slated to be released sometime in 2012 and features appearances by Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa. The Game will soon release an official music video for his album’s single “Celebration.”