South Side Chicago rapper Cdai has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of dispatch driver Javan Boyd.
Cdai, born Courtney Ealy, was arrested and will appear in bond court later today.
RondoNumbaNine, born Clint Massey, was charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 22 fatal shooting of Boyd. He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
State prosecutors initially stated Rondo, 17, and an unnamed accomplice allegedly fired their handguns into Boyd’s vehicle as he was waiting for a passenger, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Boyd was reportedly shot seven times in all, including, twice in the back and three times in the leg.
The shooting was reportedly in retaliation for a fight that occurred earlier that day. A portion of the crime was caught on surveillance camera, according to the Sun-Times.
Rondo’s fingerprints were additionally found on the cab, according to the Tribune.
Boyd left behind a fiancé and an 11-year-old daughter.
Rondo and Cdai are two rising MCs on the underground Chicago scene.
Cdai, 19, was signed to mentor Fredo Santana’s Savage Squad Records. Fredo proudly announced Cdai’s addition to his label in late December 2013.
“It’s official @CDAIGOT22SHOTZ SavageSquadRecords turn up
Cdai showed his loyalty to Fredo’s label with a “SSR” tattoo near his side burns on the right side of his face.
Cdai was prepping the release of his “3 Much” mixtape prior to his incarceration.
“#3MUCH #SSR #COMMINGSOON #RIPLACAPONE,” he wrote on Twitter.
Rondo was closely affiliated with Def Jam rapper Lil Durk and French Montana’s Coke Boys label.
Rondo and Cdai collaborated together on numerous tracks, including, “Bail Out,” “Go Crazy,” “Get Sum Gwuap” and “Come Around.”
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