Cdai, born Courtney Ealy, was charged Tuesday, March 18 with first-degree murder in the shooting death of cab driver Javan Boyd and ordered held without bail in the Cook County Violence Court. His arrest comes less than two weeks following the arrest of rap protégé RondoNumbaNine who is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Like RondoNumbaNine, OTF and Glo Gang is standing behind their 600 brethren Cdai.
Edai was the most vocal about his younger 600 comrade’s arrest via IG.
“I’D Be Damn If I Take Another L N*GGAS SAY THEY REAL BUT SHID I CANT TELL..IF I GET DAT SACK BET BRODY MAKE BAIL. I Be Doin Shows Take H*es To Hotels…Most My Sh*t Only Made For The Real…THE GANGS AND GUYS THAT REALLY DID THEM DRILLS #RealN*gga4Life #Theseothan*ggasFake #longlivela #fre22 #free9,” the caption on his post read.
Other members of the OTF and Glo Gang camps expressed their thoughts on Cdai’s legal woes, in addition to No Limit member Lil Herb.
Prosecutors allege RondoNumbaNine, whose birth name is Clint Massey, and Cdai, born Courtney Ealy, were part of a three-car entourage riding through enemy territory looking for revenge due to an earlier altercation with an unnamed party, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Rondo and Cdai allegedly sighted Boyd sitting in his vehicle and pulled their vehicle alongside his.
The two 600 rappers allegedly went to Boyd’s passenger door and asked if he was from the neighborhood. When Boyd replied he was from the neighborhood, Rondo and Cdai opened the passenger door and opened fire, according to the Tribune.
Rondo and Cdai allegedly rushed back to their vehicle and all three vehicles fled the scene.
Prosecutors allege Cdai told others about his role in the shooting. Witnesses, according to the Tribune, also identified him as the second shooter.
Another piece of crucial evidence was Cdai’s cell phone being left outside of Boyd’s vehicle. Furthermore, the “Bail Out” rapper’s fingerprints were allegedly found on the vehicle.
Rondo’s fingerprints were also allegedly found on the cab, according to the Tribune.
A portion of the crime was caught on surveillance camera, according to the Sun-Times.
Cdai was on the come up in the rap scene prior to his charge.
Cdai was a newly signed rapper with 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.
Check out Rondo and Cdai’s collaborative music videos below:
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