Joshua “JayLoud” Davis had a passion for music.
Before his untimely demise, JayLoud, 18, was to move to New Orleans in two weeks to pursue his music career, his sister Selina Davis told Fox 32.
But JayLoud’s dreams were snatched from him after he was tragically murdered on Christmas day for wearing a sweatshirt bearing the photo of his fallen friend Joseph “Lil’ JoJo” Coleman.
Lil’ JoJo, too, was an aspiring rapper before he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as he was riding on the back pegs of a friend’s bike.
Coleman’s death came following a highly publicized rap beef with Interscope artist Chief Keef’s associates Lil’ Reese and Lil’ Durk. Coleman wrote “3HunnaK,” a controversial rap song taking aim at the Black Disciples street gang.
JayLoud’s only wish for Christmas was to work with Bricksquad rapper Waka Flocka Flames.
“@WakaFlockaBSM all I won’t for Christmas is to get yu on ah song wit me,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
Davis’ death came following an argument with several men on a CTA bus. The men chased Davis off of the bus and shot him several times in the torso and once in the head, authorities told the Chicago Sun-Times.
“He was killed because he was wearing a hoodie and getting off the bus,” Selina Davis told Fox told Fox 32. “He was a great boy. He was only a baby.”
“It was my little brother. I was like the other half of my heart, man. And he gone now,” the slain teen’s brother Ricky Davis told Fox 32 as he fought back tears.
In a city that has surpassed 500 murders in 2012, JayLoud’s tragic murder represents the grim fate of the Windy City’s countless young urban residents.
Sadly, the urban community receives little to no news coverage. It was only weeks ago when the city of Newton, Ct experienced a grave tragedy with the mass killing of 20 school children and six adults.
President Obama held a press conference and called for gun reform. He showed American citizens another side as he became emotional during the conference.
But many are asking where are the President’s tears for the black and Latino babies dying daily in the Windy city.
Civil Rights Leader Jesse Jackson took to Twitter to call for the President to tackle the “complex” issue gripping the city of Chicago.
“I’m so glad the president spoke out about Newtown. But Chicago is much more complex. 175 under 18 killed this year as of last night in Chi,” he wrote.
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