Family Says Blood Money Was Murdered Out Of Jealousy After Inking Interscope Deal

Blood Money, an artist on Chief Keef’s Glo Gang label, was gunned down Wednesday night in a hail of bullets outside of his family’s home in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Avenue around 9:30 p.m.

The shooting occurred as two gunman fired upon Blood, 33, and his 30-year-old cousin Darnell Patton as they were talking to girls.

Blood Money, born Mario Hess, was shot ten times. He was found lying on a sidewalk and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Patton was shot in the abdomen and underwent surgery at Stroger Hospital. He is in stable condition.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the gunman fired from different weapons and left more than two-dozen shell casings in the street.

Family and loved ones are still shocked by the rising rapper’s murder and attribute his death to jealousy over his recent signing with Interscope records.

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.

Ro reportedly stated Blood Money wasn’t shy about flashing his newfound wealth, which included thousands of dollars in cash, a big diamond bracelet, rings, a gold chain and Denali truck.

Blood additionally took his five kids shopping for new clothes and paid his dad’s rent, DNAinfo reports.

“He was excited and just glad to tell people, ‘Man, I’m signed with Interscope now. I told you I was going to do it,’ and all that stuff,” Uncle Ro said, according to

“…He made it and they was mad,” Blood’s relative Allena Taylor told CBS Chicago. “They had a lot of people that was jealous of them and it’s sad. …He came from nothing to that. Look at him. He didn’t deserve that, though. Nan none of them. Darnell either.”

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