Mario Hess, aka rapper Blood Money, a cousin and collaborator of Chief Keef, was shot dead in his native Chicago late last night. The shooting occurred around 9.30pm CDT in the city's West Englewood area, he was found lying on sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital just 59 minutes later.

Tragically, according to his cousin/manager Renaldo Reuben Hess, he had signed to Interscope Record just two weeks ago, Renaldo Hess told The Chicago-Sun Times Voices: "This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door. But that's how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets."

While Blood Money never got the chance to break out on his own he will be remembered for his Gangland mixtape and appearance on Chief Keef's 'Fuck Rehab' single.

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