Mourners gathered Friday, April 18 for fallen Glo Gang artist Blood Money’s home going service held inside Holy Temple Cathedral.
Blood Money’s father Richard Holmes was among the throng of attendees at the funeral service. Holmes expressed a bit of guilt for his son’s tragic ending, citing the product of violence put in place by 60s gang leaders.
“I was a gang leader,” the former member of the Almighty Black P. Stones told the Chicago Sun-Times. “This is a product of what we created. As the elders, we created this. So now we got to undo some of this.”
“My son is laying in there now from the violence we set,” he continued. “You can say I blame myself. When my kids were coming up, they seen their daddy. Whenever they seen me, they know that I was a strong man. But I was a leader of a gang. I was in the Stones. He ended up being a disciple.”
Blood Money, born Mario Hess, was shot 10 times Wednesday, April 9. According to the Chicago Tribune, the gunman fired from different weapons and left more than two-dozen shell casings in the street.
Blood Money, 30, was found lying on a sidewalk and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Blood Money was a budding rap artist who had released numerous tracks, including, “F*ck Rehab,” “Thought He Was,” “Nino Brown,” “What I Do” and “Savage.”
Also rapping under the moniker “Big Glo,” Blood Money signed a recording contract with Interscope Records and received a $50,000 advance, his manager Uncle Ro told the Tribune.
Check out music from Blood Money below.
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