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

107 Comments

  • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • 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?"

    • 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

      Lol stfu bitch. Who the fuck you think gonna read that NOVEL, faggot.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gangsta Gangsta

    So when is Chief Keef gonna get shot? Thats the article i'll read.

    • 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

    • T-Bear

      Not cool i know chief keef is bad but u hoping he get shot aint no better that was so uncalled for

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • TROLLING

    NOT SURE IF THE DUDE WHO MURDERED HIM KNEW IF HE WAS CHIEF KEEFS BROTHER BUT LUPE SAID WHAT CHIEF KEEFS REPRESENTS IS BAD

  • Anonymous

    No murder should be laughed at. Maybe this kid learned a lesson on how to treat others and their troubles.

  • Anonymous

    The best rapper u NEVER heard is from Jamaica... and his music is here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rapsteady/id584684985

  • spacelY

    I like to paraphrase Lupe Fiasco, also from Chicago, "Chief Keef frightens me. Not as a man but the music he portrays." I'm willing to bet that this kid's murder was in 'someway' in influenced by the actions(music) of his step-brother.

  • MAGMATIC123

    black on black is white controlled through the movies and music.... let a few blacks get money and start acting funny esp towards people they grew up with...then u got dick riders that cling on to successful people just to trap um in misery...somehow its apart of blk GENOCIDE

  • Heavy Chevy

    Keef's pops trying to get some money out of his son. All these Rappers that got abandoned by their pops, then when they blow up they show up (with their hand out). Weak ass bustaz should've been there for theres in the first place.

  • ETK

    Now the hunt is on Keef's head.

  • Ernie

    Finna be him next. Nigga's not makin it to 21.

  • Anonymous

    chef got the last laugh this time

  • Anonymous

    The funny thing is this site and all the other sites promote 'That Life"! We should demand more from artist, what other form of music glorifies killing folks, robbing fools and spending money until you are a broke ass? I'll wait......................................................Just rap.

  • Anonymous

    Even though Keef is an idiot this is still fucked up. yall need to chill

  • Anonymous

    Keef not gonna live to be 20 guaranteed

  • BehaviourMarveleous

    I'm a black male from France and in my country we don't understand why Black on black murder are so high in United States , particuliraly in Chicago. I mean, what is the motivation to shot somebody and kill him, it's not a game. If someone can explain me because this shit is out of my mind.

    • hjk

      French rap is the probably the best rap in the whole world, I hope your niggas won't be influenced by dumbasses like Chief Keef.

    • anonymous

      "You americans niggas influenced our niggas. But thats not your fault." That's the other sad side. The culture is borderless. At one time the American black musical influence was for better, now it is for worse.

    • honest answer?

      m a black male from France and in my country we don't understand why Black on black murder are so high in United States ______ bec most black ppl here are fuckin stupid lol

    • vrai francais/real french

      Ahah lmao that dude is ridiculous. Please, you all, take time and watch those videos about parisian suburbs. You americans niggas influenced our niggas. But thats not your fault. French dudes are just wack as hell. ET YESSIR, NIQUE TA MERE LES REBEUS ON TE BAISE NOUS, LES PIRES SONT LES RENOIS. But fuck that, i dont like community, WE ALL FRENCH.

    • gillie

      this bitch nigga yessir speaks french?!?!

    • Rashid Muhammad

      ^^ Along with the jealousy and low self esteem that comes with poverty and racism.

    • Fck R.

      slavery + willie lynch tactics + no Black history taught in the schools curriculum

    • YESSIR

      PUTAIN MON GARS TU DOIS COMPRENDRE QUE LES BLACKS DES GHETTOS DES ETATS UNIS CEST COMME LES MAGREBINS DE LA FRANCE. LES AFRICAINS EN FRANCE SONT, POUR LA PLUPART, TRES CIVILISS AYANT UN RESPECT ENTRE EUX. ON NE POURRAIT DIRE LA MEME CHOSE DE CES MAGREBINS EN BANLIEUE PARISIENNE.

    • nuc

      have you seen rap videos or heard the mass majority of rap now a days? its all ego based, bunch of ignorant lames who feel for some odd reason overly self entitled. it's sad man, real sad.

  • Chief Queef

    Hahahahahahahahahaha sosa!

  • YEBO

    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?

    • LOL

      I KNOW I'M WELL-KNOWN TROLL ON THIS SITE, BUT THIS NEEDS TO STOP ______ LMAOOOOO!

    • The Decatur ATL BOI

      Ditto! Unfortunately he was probably raised by ignorant parents in an ignorant neighborhood surrounded by ignorant friends. The outcome is obvious. In order to stop the violence, parents need to stand up and be parents and we need better public schools that will not tolerate anything but a learning environment that is conducive to focused learning. I remember in the early 90's when the bloods & crips were banging and hip hop had a "Increase the Peace" effort, well we may need our hip hop artist to step up and do the same. It's time out for ignorance.

  • CaptainBullet

    Wow, being a gangsta is so cool! You can die before you turn 20! More guns is definitely the answer!

  • oasis

    Those dumb young ass fucking Chicago gangstas need to get it together. This shit is wayy wayy too ridiculous. What has to happen for them to see that this behavior is foolish?

  • raiderz

    Every nigga and they granmamas pet cat an aspiring rapper these days

  • arreman

    and yall fucking republicans and "street niggas" want guns to be legal? "protect your homes" and shit? 20 kids got killed a couple a weeks ago and this fucking country still debating wether any random person should be able to carry a gun.

  • CHICAGO=DETROIT

    What does Keef care?, he's finally rich. Keef can't hide now, dem wolves are chasing him and they are devouring everything in their path. When they see that boy it will be on onsite. If you sow violence, you shall reap violence.

  • Anonymous

    Niggas die everyday.

  • Anonymous

    when will black people learn that street life brings you to this?

  • Ben Devlin

    Damn, people around Chief Keef just keep dying, makes me worry. I mean how long could it possibly be before...?

    • Ben Devlin

      I wouldn't hope that someone died just because he was a mediocre rapper (which Chief Keef is). Where's your heart bro?

    • MightyMike27

      Hoping for it? Damn calm down homie. And people keep dying around him probably because he's attracting that shit, the law of attraction my brotha'. Probably a matter of time before he gets shot too..what would he be remembered for? Hhmmm probably infecting young kids minds with horrible music that encourages violence. Hope he gets it together soon. PeaCe

    • Anonymous

      why worry? fuck chief keef. i'm hoping for it

  • Anonymous

    Either they don't know, don't show, or don't care what's going on in the hood.

  • BDK

    shout out to JOJO ... BDK

  • BDK

    shout of to JOJO ... BDK

    • DVS

      THIS SHIT HAS GOT TO STOP!!!! GODDAMN!! HIPHOPDX IS JUST AS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING THESE CRAZY MOTHERFUCKERS! BRING BACK SOME INTEGRITY TO YOUR SITE AND PROMOTE SOMETHING THAT IS ENTERTAINING AND POSITIVE. IM NOT TALKING ABOUT WACK SHIT, IM TALKING ABOUT GOOD SHIT! ALL OF THESE SITES PROMOTE THESE IGNORANT ASS TRASH MURDER MURDER RAPPERS AND CRY LIKE BITCHES WHEN DEATH STARTS HITTING NIGGAS. EXAMPLE: YA'LL PROMOTE OFFICER RICKY'S FAT ASS TALKING SHIT TO GDs. OF COURSE ALL THE PUBLICATIONS KNOWS THIS CLOWN IS A FRAUD, BUT THEY STILL ENJOY HIS COONERY. THE MINUTE THEY MURK HIS ASS THE SITES WANT TO TALK ABOUT STOPING THE VIOLENCE. YOU CAN STOP THE VIOLENCE BY NOT PROMOTING VIOLENT SHIT LIKE KEEF AND OTHER DUMB MOTHERFUCKERS! WHY IS KEEF AND TRINIDAD JAMES SIGNED TO ANYBODY'S RECORD LABEL??? TWO NO TALENT AS TRASH RAPPERS!! THESE LABELS ARE PROMOTING AND CELEBRATING BLACK DEATH

  • Anonymous

    Every black person needs to watch hidden colors.

  • smt

    that makes him a half brother if they have the same father

  • Anonymous

    Chief Keef is a terrible, terrible rap artist, but nonetheless, the kid doesn't deserve a fate like this. He needs to grow up, and get out of the environment he's in.

  • andrebugz

    KARMA IS A BITCH !

  • Anonymous

    lmao! keep talking that gangsta shit and this is what happens! now thats the shit i dont like!

    • Anonymous

      keef didn't start shit. chicago was like that before keef came up but no one cared. his music is a result of the environment, cause its at least 3 years too late to be the cause. Also, keef and his dad's fam didn't even seem to be on speakin terms so it doesn't necessarily mean they're connected.

    • IC

      Wtf does you being from the suburbs mean? You're a moron as well, shut up. With that said this kid was killed because of Keef & Keef is really a street cat but he's killing Chicago.

    • milehighkid303

      You sir are a MORON....and I'm from the burbs. Do YOU know this kid??? It's his half brother KEEF talking wreckless that put this kid in harms way....he was visitng is Unc and some jack-off "thug" ran up on the whip and let him have it because of his brother....I garauntee it. People like you are a damn disgrace and obviously have no regard for human life or compassion. Keef is a WHACK rapper but this violent shhhhh need to stop straight up. Acting like you would probably do something.....please spare me. Live your life llike the rest of us bloggers and chill fam.....some 19 year old KID just lost his life......dummy.

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