Who killed Edai? Chicago drill rapper reportedly shot 6 times in the chest and stomach
The incident reportedly occurred at the intersection of 72nd Street and South Bennett Avenue in Chicago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: A Chicago rapper was reportedly shot multiple times on Sunday morning, August 1. The incident reportedly occurred at the intersection of 72nd Street and South Bennett Avenue. As per reports, he was rushed to the University of Chicago Hospital where he died.
Edai, whose real name was Cordai Ealy, was often credited as a pioneer of the Chicago drill scene — a style of trap music that originated in the city in early 2010 — alongside fellow Chi-Town rapper Chief Keef. He reportedly first shot to fame in 2012 after the success of his song ‘Gucci’. Ealy then established his own label Team 600 ENT and released his solo album ‘Came From Nothing’ in February 2014.
MEAWW has reported on the deaths of several rappers in recent times including Vonza Watson, the hip-hop artist known as VNZA. He was shot and killed on May 29. Zerail Dijon Rivera also known as Indian Red Boy was fatally shot while creating an Instagram Live with a social media influencer and friend named Kapone in July. Rapper Supa Gates, a Brooklyn native, whose real name was Aaron Williams, was shot multiple times in the front passenger seat of a Mercedes in April.
Edai's last Instagram post before he was gunned down was a promo for his latest song, ‘Bedrock’. The caption read, "I pledge allegiance to my fans to keep dropping the hottest Sh** In America 🔥🔥🔥 new s*** just dropped link in the bio #Bedrock." Just after the news of his death became public, fans took to the comments to express their grief. "RIP A Drill Legend," read one comment. "Chicago taking all sides ain’t no love in this s*** RIP," read another.
Who killed Edai?
As per reports, Ealy, 32, had two gunshot wounds to his back. However, other reports, citing a police scanner audio, claimed that he was shot six times in the chest and stomach. The audio was shared on Twitter as well as by Spot News.
Reports, however, have not mentioned who shot him and why. Tavares Lamont Taylor, another Chicago rapper, professionally known as Lil Reese, took to Twitter to say, “Rip edai you grew up wit me all that s*** you thought i had against you I didn’t ion wanna see nun of my n****s like that cause when I just got graze you was checking up on me lowkey worried free cdai man.”
Rip edai you grew up wit me all that shit you thought i had against you I didn’t ion wanna see nun of my niggas like that cause when I just got graze you was checking up on me lowkey worried free cdai man 💯💯💯— LilReese300 (@LilReese300) August 2, 2021
At the same time, the mother of late Chicago rapper FBG Duck — who was shot dead in broad-daylight drive-by in August 2020 — took to social media to express her outrage. “Everybody gotta dieeeeee damnn normalize growin up n being a granddaddy to yall kids children,” she wrote in all caps in comments on Instagram. “Tell them how u survived the trenches so they can want better @koopa600 u good no more worries nor pain for god was ready for his child back.”
The rapper's death comes just days after it was reported that fellow musician Gonzoe, 45, was fatally shot near a gas station in Seattle. The Los Angeles rapper, an associate of Ice Cube and Tupac Shakur, was shot on Thursday evening July 29. The rapper, whose real name was Ronald Moore, was taken to Harborview Medical Centre with life-threatening injuries, with a King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirming that he died overnight.