SLAIN rapper Edai was a member of the same Black Disciples gang as fellow musician Lil Durk, who had been targeted in a home invasion last week, according to reports.
The Chicago drill rapper, 32, was gunned down in the early hours of Sunday morning, receiving two gunshot wounds to his back and six in his stomach and chest.
He was transported to the hospital but couldn’t be saved by medics, All Hip Hop reports.
Edai is listed as a member of the Black Disciples gang and was reportedly part of the set known as ‘600,’ named after the block in Chicago where it was founded.
His music label was named Team 600 ENT in its honor.
Edai’s lyrics often referenced clashes with other gangs and shooting down the opposition, as well as talking about his 600 membership.
“We got all our guns out and we f***ing slide,” he rapped in King of the Six.
“Pick a side, you choosin', after you choose them, you a dead opp. If you're disrespecting', I'ma have my killas fetch you,” he also said in 600 Dead Opps.
In his final Instagram post just four days before his death, Edai wrote: “I pledge allegiance to my fans to keep dropping the hottest S**t In America.”
CHICAGO RAPPERS IN BLACK DISCIPLES
Black Disciples was founded in Chicago in the 1950s and is reportedly one of the largest in the United States.
Other members reportedly include Atlanta-based Lil Durk, who was in an alleged gunfight in his home last month.
Local law enforcement stated that several unidentified individuals broke into the 28-year-old's home at around 5am on Sunday, July 11.
A gunfight then ensued as Lil Durk and his girlfriend India exchanged gunfire with the intruders, who managed to flee from the scene before cops arrived.
Neither Lil Durk nor India – who is also known as India Royale – were injured during the incident.
Police had previously responded to threats made to the Durk family after the rapper’s brother DThang was slain outside of a strip club called Club O, in Harvey, Illinois, according to UPROXX.
In 2019, Durk surrendered to Atlanta authorities after he was being sought out for a February shooting outside the Varsity restaurant.
He was facing a rap that included a criminal attempt to commit murder and a criminal street gang charge, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
BLACK DISCIPLES MEMBERS KILLED
Durk announced he would turn himself in on Instagram.
He was subsequently granted a $250,000 bond after a judge rejected a prosecutor's request to remand him, WSB-TV reported.
The rapper claimed before he turned himself in that he was no longer a gang member, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Other Black Disciples' members included King Von who was also gunned down in November 2020.
He had been involved in the 2019 shooting Lil Durk faced charges for.
Von, who was killed after a brawl in a parking lot, was a member of the O Block Faction, according to Chicago Sun-Times.
Just a week before, he had released his album “Welcome to O’Block.”
Rapper FBG Duck, who was killed by gang rivals last year, was also a member of the 600 Black Disciples faction.
He was shot dead in August 2020 when four men jumped out of two cars and opened fire while he was standing outside a store in Chicago.
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