Javan Boyd was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Boyd, a dispatch driver, was murdered in cold blood around 4 a.m. on Feb. 22 while awaiting a fare in the 3700 block of South Princeton Ave.
Boyd, 28, was reportedly shot seven times in all, including, twice in the back and three times in the leg, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
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.
Boyd was engaged to be married to longtime girlfriend and had an 11-year-old daughter prior to his death.
Rondo, 17, is being held on $2 million bail. Cdai was ordered held without bail.
Cdai, was released from jail on a robbery probation violation two weeks before Boyd’s murder.
Audio surfaced of Cdai on Jan. 30 revealing his arrest. The “My N****z” rapper was able communicate with fans through his cellular device.
“On L’A man, goofy a-- police got me booked. On foenem, got me sitting in this car on Steve, cuffed up. All the guys man, keep yall head up. On foemen, I’ll be back down soon,” he wrote.
Cdai took to social media to shed more light on his current predicament in a series of posts:
“In da police car dey let me keep my phone
“On la im finna get lock up
“All da guys keep yall head up
“I love all my fans
“On la im booked im da police dey finna loose me,” he wrote.
Rondo and Cdai are partners in crime on the Hip Hop scene having collaborated on numerous songs, including, “Bail Out,” “Go Crazy,” “Get Sum Gwuap” and “Come Around.”
Rondo was an affiliate of Industry artists French Montana and Lil Durk and aligned himself with OTF Coke Boys. 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.
Rondo’s rap career was on the rise prior to his arrest.
Lil Durk steered the teen rapper’s career in the right direction by adding him to his OTF label.
Rondo, born Clint Massey also purported to be a member of French Montana’s Coke Boy crew.
“French, I’m f*cking with French,” he said in an interview with Power 92.3’s Hot Rod. “That’s folks. OTF Coke Boy. That s--- real. I’ma real Coke Boy. I’m f*cking with them man. I just left New York f*cking with them.”
Rondo collaborated with Lupe Fiasco for the “Life Of A Savage Remix,” a Snapback On Da Track production.
Rondo’s grind caught the attention of Young Jeezy.
Snow Man took to Twitter to shout out the “Play For Keeps” rapper.
“@RondoNumbaNine I c u homie, keep grindin! Chicago stand up!” he wrote.
Rondo responded, “@YoungJeezy salute bro f--- with me #Realniggas.”
Rondo even IG’d Jeezy’s tweet with a caption, reading, “Turn up s/O @youngjeezy fwm.”
RondoNumbaNine was also closely associated with Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill.
Meek post a photograph of himself with the “Life Of A Savage” rapper to his IG.
“#chitown @rondo600savage,” the caption on the photo read.
Meek invited Rondo onstage during a recent performance of his song “Dreams & Nightmares Intro.”
Rondo recounted the live experience a “motivation.”
Rondo previously attended a studio session with Meek Mill and caught the Philly rapper laying down some tracks.
“Studio @meekmill,” the caption on Rondo’s IG post read.
Lil Durk’s young protégé even knows Meek on a personal level as the two found time to face time.
“Real N----- #FuckDemFake #FuckinAroundOnFacetime,” Rondo wrote on his IG post.
Check out Rondo and Cdai’s collaborative music videos below:
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