Chief Keef's Stepbrother Fatally Shot In Back Of Head

posted Monday January 07 ,2013 at 02:08PM CST | 107 comments

Chief Keef's Stepbrother Fatally Shot In Back Of Head

The 19-year-old Ulysses "Chris" Gissendanner III was killed on January 2nd.

Chief Keef's 19-year-old stepbrother Ulysses "Chris" Gissendanner III has become yet another victim of Chicago, Illinois' shooting epidemic.

According to DNA Info (via SOHH), Gissendanner was shot in the back of the head on the Far South Side on January 2nd. The aspiring rapper was killed in a car near 124th Street and South Ave. while visiting his uncle in West Pullman. He later died at Roseland Hospital.

Alfonso Cozart, who claims to be Keef's biological father, was stepfather to Gissendanner, whose rap name was YPN Boomtown. Keef was related to Gissendanner through marriage.

Cozart, who no longer speaks with Chief Keef, said that Gissendanner's murder makes him worry about Keef's well being. “As a caring father, who wouldn’t worry about that?” Cozart asked. “I do want my son to have success and have a long, positive life, and I hope the best for him.”

He added that he doesn't want Keef's fame to overshadow Gissendanner's passing. "He just graduated high school, and was in college and had a job. He was a positive person,” Cozart said. “I’m not trying to get publicity of Chief Keef being my son. I want you to focus on Ulysses. He’s the one that’s gone.”

This marks yet another recent death for Chicago teens due to gunfire. Keef's alleged enemy Lil JoJo lost his life at 16, while Joshua was murdered at 18 years old, both late last year.

RELATED: Judge Denies Prosecutors' Request To Place Chief Keef In Jail

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  • FUK ALL THESE SHITTY KIDS
    I HOPE THEY ALL DIE EVERYLAST ONE OF THEM THE DAD CHIEF KEEF THE CRACKWHORE MOTHER THEIR SHITTY MUSIC AND EVERYSINGLE FAN OF KEEF OR JOJO OR ANY OF THEM THEIR ALL SHIT
  • Kap Diva
    Chief Keef may have had something to with this murder, because he was jealous that his biological father was taking care of a son that was even his biologically. Chief's father has never provided financial support for Chief and this so called "step brother" was never even cool with Keef.
  • WestCoast17
    Its sad when these hood dudes actually have the money to help better themselves and their community and all they do is brag about being rich....ur moneys not long enough to keep ur head on your shoulders homie, Keef has a year left to live TOPS
    • Stop with ur Hate
      You don't know what this 17 year old is doing. First off, he has to get him and his family right, before he can give any type of money to the community. Heck, he just only recently was able to move to a nice neighborhood and the courts trying to lock him up for that.
    • WestCoast17
      Agreed I don't know what he is doing and maybe he is trying to better himself but when being a fan of hip hop for my whole life I've never seen this kinda stuff happen with any other rapper who actually is making good money...hopefully next few months show some change
  • Anonymous
    Keef wasn't even cool with this guy, so stop calling them "brothers".
  • "white people"
    One less coon. Lets see if the block that. Lol
  • www.getoffmydick.com
    Funny how DX blocks all the "white people" comments but keeps the nigger, homophobic and misogynist ones.
  • Anonymous
    It ain't shit new about this, niggas in the Chi been dying since the 50's
  • hjk
    YEBO, for the first time I respect and agree with every word you wrote. this comment is just perfect: "THESE MURDERS AND SHIT ARE JUST THE PRODUCT OF CHIEF KEEF'S MUSIC, KEEF'S PERSONA AND HIS MESSAGE HE IS SPREADING ALL OVER THE INDUSTRY, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND ALL OVER THE HOODS IN CHICAGO. I KNOW I'M WELL-KNOWN TROLL ON THIS SITE, BUT THIS NEEDS TO STOP, I'M SERIOUS NOW. CHI-TOWN WAS ALWAYS ABOUT CONSCIOUS RAP, LOOK AT ALL THAT LUPE, COMMON OR KANYE SONGS, LUPE IS A PERFECT ROLE MODEL FOR BLACK PEOPLE, KANYE IS THE MOST ARTISTIC AND VERSITALE RAPPER OF ALL TIME AND THE LIST GOES ON. WHY PEOPLE JUST DON'T TRY TO BOYCOTT THIS CLOWN'S MUSIC? PEOPLE ARE SO IGNORANT THESE DAYS AND DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT THEIR SONS ARE BEING BRAINWASHED BY 17-YEARS-OLD WANNABE GANGSTER THUG AND HIS VIOLENT MUSIC. TO BE HONEST, I LIKE RICK ROSS, I LIKE GUCCI MANE, I EVEN LIKE RAPPERS LIKE 2 CHAINZ OR WAKA FLOCKA, YOU CAN SEE THAT ALL THE TIME WHEN I'M COMMENTING. SOMETIMES THEY MIGHT BE RAPPING ABOUT SIMILAR TOPICS, BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IT IS ALL ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT, PEOPLE JUST LISTEN TO ROSS AND DON'T CARE IF IT'S REAL OR NOT AND NOBODY MURDERS ANYBODY JUST BECAUSE RICK ROSS RAPS ABOUT IT. MEANWHILE, CHIEF KEEF'S CASE IS DIFFERENT. IF MY "RAP ENEMY" WAS MURDERED, I WOULD NEVER EVER LAUGH, MAYBE I EVEN TRY TO END OUR BEEFS, FIGHTS AND ALL THAT NEGATIVITY, BECAUSE IT'S SERIOUS. TWO LIVES RELATED TO CHIEF KEEF IN DIFFERENT WAYS JUST PASSED AWAY. CAN YOU IMAGINE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL RAPPERS? OR NOT ONLY RAPPERS, JUST SUCCESSFUL PEACEFUL PEOPLE WITH OPEN MINDS? PEOPLE LIKE NAS OR LUPE ALWAYS TRIED TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE (ESPECIALLY BLACK PEOPLE) TO CHOOSE DIFFERENT WAY OF THEIR LIVES, WHY WE ALL LET CHIEF KEEF TO DESTROY ALL THEIR EFFORTS AND PUT HIP HOP INTO A SHAME AGAIN?"
    • Anonymous
      Lol stfu bitch. Who the fuck you think gonna read that NOVEL, faggot.
    • WestCoast17
      Why is he a bitch and a faggot for saying that? That comment means he has sex with men? Or are you just not particularly fluent in English? ...and agree fullly with YEBO/hjk ...if you find that to be a novel, you probably have some school work to do homie. STFU. STFU.lol fuck outta here
  • Anonymous
    damn them chi town niggas need to move lol i bet its that COLD WIND AND SNOW mixed with livin in poverty conditions that make them tick..RELOCATE NIGGAS LOLA
  • gamma11
    bout time, karma slowly comin around for this fucking nigger, lets kill him next time though.
    • c
      A mentality like that and Karma's gonna slowly come for you too. Peace, one love
  • R.Pgh
    Funny seeing "Cozart, who no longer speaks with Chief Keef" followed by calling himself "a caring father". So you're out of your son's life and don't even talk to him anymore, but you have the nerve to call yourself a caring father? F'n deadbeat.
    • wolfman
      How do u know that's not Keef's decision, you assuming-ass fool.
  • Gangsta Gangsta
    So when is Chief Keef gonna get shot? Thats the article i'll read.
    • T-Bear
      Not cool i know chief keef is bad but u hoping he get shot aint no better that was so uncalled for
    • sealittle
      i dont think this comment it about keefs rapping capabilities. he is whats wrong with hip hop today, his music promotes violence. this is not what kids need to be listening to now a days. "Chief Keef makes music for niggas that put their index finger under each word when they read" ~ Katt Williams
  • this ain't hiphop
    RIP to the dead but....is he a rapper, does he make beats, mix records, no? Why the fuck is this hip hop NEWS? Yall contributing to the bullshit in this game by throwing shine on shit that is barely hiphop related. Niggas die everyday but this is news cause his STEP BROTHER is a wack rapper? POST SOME FUCKING HIPHOP NEWS! Earn views off the integrity of your articles, not sensationalist fuckry that we all gonn forget by tomorrow. the fuck is this dude? anybody care about this? Yall been falling off but it's 2013, the fuck out of here with this lame shit.
    • sam snead
      cosign, yep chief keef is even worse than waka flocka
  • M
    Heres hoping Keef was close to him. Maybe make a twitter post laughing about it?
  • Black man from Europe
    What is goin' on there? Blacks in US r all fuckd up. They made u forgot ur roots, ur original languages, n u became animal..... get back to ur old religion, Islam.
    • Umm...
      Sorry... but how is Islam involved in the roots of black people? U can't go assuming every single black person in the US used to be a Muslim, that's like saying all carribeans used to be Rastafarian.
  • Anonymous
    NEEF FEAT S.P.U.D- MONEY CARS & HOES: http://youtu.be/HxcLOrUOX9w via @youtube RIP BOOMTOWN#PRODUCED BY BOOMTOWN
  • ?
    he only knows what hes seen...PRODUCT OF THE ENVORNMENT..BLAME YOURSELF TOO,We created this
  • ?
    i can see if you dont like his music,but some of you really want this kid to die?hes gonna grow older and wiser (if he gets the chance) and one day he''ll look back and feel exactly like you and know the material he was puttin out is wrong,but the moneys good.i used to gangbang and all that but i grew out of it and got out of the environment.he needs to be out of the rap game and in school.''us and the media are killing him'' there all just waitin for it,give him counseling help him out,hes a fuckin kid
  • Anonymous
    Niggas been killing each other in Chicago since the 70s (probaly even before that), Chicago has always had gang problems, why do people act likes its something new? People kill in all cities across America, shit just happens. RIP
  • low rida
    Chief Keef's twitter "LOL, Lil Jojo bout to get his ass kicked by Boomtown in da aftalife"
  • BIg Joey Poops
    I used to burn alot of weed, I even made some music when I was all doped up.Looking back at the music most of it was violent and really from a dark place. I think that when you dont have a sense of self, and you burn weed and listen to music you are able to be put into a trance. Like the dude below said that these kids are too young to know about life. Our children see the world as so fucked up so they will take anything but the satus quo even if it happens to be violence and unsustainable behaviors. There is a class war going on. And also a war between vice and virtue. There is something to be learned from all of this. You cant fight fire with fire though. God speed to all of yous guyse.
    • Big Joey Poops
      KNOW THYSELF. Once people start realizing that agressive behavior is simply an act of identifying with your object of hate they could direct the energy into much more productive avenues. Holla atcho boys whodi
  • Anonymous
    well they say the worlds a stage this is the kinda crap that happens when you give a record deal to a young vulnerable kid (keef) who does not even know enough about life to rap about it and here he is influencing his friends and foes to be stupid like him if your too young to get a tatoo your too young to be a role model too much power to the weak brings the weakness to all
    • Mk87
      Nas got a record deal around that age - it's all about substance and circumstance
  • easy
    this shit happens everyday all over the counrty it just aint chicago, im 30 minutes out from oakland shits all bad out here look at the murder rate. now kids promote "THAT LIFE" and its gone catch up with you, keef gone have his day only difference is he's in the lime light so it'll be on a national scale, two weeks gone pass and itll be last weeks news, when will we learn
  • Anonymous
    To many fatherless sons. Broken homes. Too many single mother homes. Passed on generation to generation. It is a curse