Chicago Rapper Johnny Boy Da Prince Shot & Killed

Johnny Boy Da Prince was shot in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

Up-and-coming Chicago native Johnny Boy Da Prince was shot and killed shortly before Wednesday night earlier this week.

According to Chicago Tribune, the rapper, whose real name is Johnny Taylor, was shot several times in the Garfield Park neighborhood and left for dead in an alley. His manager, Dillard Florence, said that he went in for surgery and was expected to recover, but the injuries were too extensive to be fixed.

Florence claims that the shooting was a case of "mistaken identity" and that Johnny had just finished a song called "Just Like You" about senseless killings.

Johnny was scheduled to have a meeting with Atlantic Records, and both Epic and Universal were reportedly interested. Andrew Fechter, an assistant at Atlantic, said that Taylor's managers contacted him and piqued his interest, calling him a "prospect."

"I see a lot of emails," Fechter said. "I listened to it, I liked what I heard, I asked for more. I played it at a meeting and everyone liked it. We were working on a meeting, bringing him in. Get him to meet everyone before a decision is made."

Johnny's murder is the latest in a series of gun-related killings in Chicago. Recently, Chief Keef's stepbrother was shot in the back of his head, while Lil JoJo and JayLoud faced similar fates.

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56 Comments

  • Anonymous

    guys listen to on me by him... its no horrible. But RIP chief keef is really fucking shit up

  • Fuck Chicago and everyone that lives there

    REAL G'S LIVE OUT HERE IN SOUTH CENTRAL LA!!!!

    • chi city killer

      wtf u talking bout gd's was found and created in da chi city stop hatting cause l.a weak ass hell i mean who scared of bloods and crips yawnnnnnn so 1990s gtf outta here cuzzzz

  • Anonymous

    What happened to Traxster, and Do or Die and Twista. Or Whitefolks and Psychodrama. Chicago rap used to be tight.

  • Anonymous

    Up-and-coming my ass, ain't noone heard of this fucker

  • Proud Chicagoan Here

    Yo Chief, better lock your doors and get your gun, cause niggas are coming for you.

  • YEBO

    CHIEF KEEF, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT, SINCE YOU BECAME FAMOUS, YOUR IGNORANT MUSIC AND VIOLENT ATTITUDE TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO LIFE AND IN 10 YEARS THEY WILL BE EITHER DEAD, BROKE OR STUPID. CHI-TOWN AIN'T NO COMPTON, NO CRIPS OR BLOODS, Y'ALL SHOULD STOP FINALLY WITH THAT WANNABE (UNFORTUNATELY, NOT ONLY WANNABE) KILLING FINALLY. REMEMBER WHEN CHICAGO WAS COMMUNITY OF ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC SCENES EVER? LOOK AT ALL THAT KANYES, LUPES AND COMMONS. CHIEF KEEF IS THE OFFICIALY WORST RAPPER ALIVE, I EVEN STOPPED TO HATE ON KENDRICK AFTER HEARING THIS CLOWN. HOW HE EVEN DARE NOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR KANYE WEST RAPPING OVER HIS TRACK? PEOPLE, LET'S ALL BOYCOTT CHIEF KEEF'S MUSIC, PERSONA AND EVERYTHING CONNECTED WITH HIM UNLESS HE BECOMES A GOOD ROLE MODEL FOR PEOPLE AND STOPS MAKING HIS VIOLENT AND IGNORANT SONGS. THIS GUY IS SOMETHING LIKE A VIRUS INFECTING BOTH HIP HOP MUSIC AND BLACK COMMUNITY. I DON'T MIND IF YOU ARE DRIZZY FAN, NAS FAN, LUPE FAN OR ANYBODY ELSE, AS LONG AS YOU DON'T SUPORT CLOWN KEEF, IT'S OKAY. I EVEN RATHER MARRY A WOMAN WHO LISTENS TO SHITTY ASS SLAUGHTERHOUSE THAN CHIEF KEEF GROUPIE.

    • chi city killer

      lol....l.a lame ass fuck who r yall scaring wid dat crips and blood shit which is so old crips and bloods are 90 gangs we in 2013 so.get on board yall city bigger than chi city is but we got the highest murder rate like i said l.a weak maybe in da 99's yall had sum fear in da nation but its 2013 n l.a aint bout shit n aint makin no noise on da hip hop scene but kendrick n dat dont count cause he wack ass fucckkkkkk kay!!!!!!

    • hjk

      YEBO RESPONSE: and Slaughterhouse major album was trash and that's just a fact. I was a fan of their first album and I really liked it, now all they do is trash. I know YEBO is a troll but he has a point (sometimes).

    • hjk

      YEBO RESPONSE: you are a dumb, I live in Chicago and I can see all that washed up teenagers (especially black teenagers) listening to that Cheap faggot every single day. The atmosphere in our hip hop community is different now, all of us used to support real, artistic and conscious hip hop such as Lupe Fiasco, Common, Kanye West and others. Now we have all that Chief Keef hype, rappers murdering each other and shit. What happened? Chi-town rap was always more lyrical and with more "grown" rappers than any other local scene (at least in percentage of them) and was about conscious ideas and also about some kind of "rebellion" or "separation" when it comes to ordinary hip hop standards and influences from gangsta rap or all that ordinary bullshit on the radio. And what do we have now? Silly rappers trying to copy trap rap sound and rapping BULLSHIT all over it. I don't speak for the USA, not even for Chi, just for myself, we should all boycott Chief Keef's music and avoid ANY support for him or any other violent Chicago rappers. I see recent changes and this is not an accident. Chief Keef destroys hip hop culture and he doesn't even know it, in 15 years he will probably regret all of his stupid songs he made. And I even like some of the trap music or Rick Ross for example.

    • Anonymous

      chief keef is that of an incompetent teenager- not to mention a one hit wonder. its sad that people actually buy this guys "music".

    • YEBO RESPONSE

      YEBO your a faggot. Chief Keef aint the problem in Chicago TRUST THAT. but why your even more of a faggot is for calling SLAUGHTERHOUSE trash. YOU GON' LEARN BOY!!!!! BANG! BANG!

    • Eve

      CO-sign, we at Keef's head now

  • Anonymous

    this isn't news. shit happens everyday! just let them keep killing eachother. they rap about the shit anyways. karma.

  • Mortis

    Queef Chump strikes again

  • dentaldamboy

    Lupe Fiasco is scared of Chief Keef.

  • Anonymous

    are *NOT G I meant

  • Anonymous

    Chicago niggas are G. All them niggas are taught to be double crossers and haters. Where im from these niggas called "marks".

  • Taylor

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  • Teza

    WTF?!?! Another young black man killed in the Chi??! This is getting absolutely RIDICULOUS! Ugh

  • manski

    What else is new. This is crazy how many young people are getting killed in Chicago. I'm not from there so I can really say why it's happening. I just know it's very sad to see some of these young guys get cut down over street violence.

  • Anonymous

    all the goon rappers in Chicago are dropping like leaves in the fall. the youth over there need a serious sit down.

  • TROLLING

    CHICAGO DUDES DONT MESS AROUND

  • smh

    Mistaken identity? Fucked up he had to die over someone elses drama.

  • Knowledge Of Self

    lol at you white boys saying the same shit over and over again "black people don't know how to act" like oh yeah that peckerwood at Connecticut was the most civilized person ever lmao

    • Knowledge Of Self

      Oops I'm sorry peckerwood I didn't mean to hurt your devilish pussy

    • hm

      You still look at things based off of color. You can't put a sentence together and you end your statements with lol and lmao. Either you are under the age of 15, or borderline retarded. Best of luck to you.

  • tim t

    just goes to show over and over and over again that black people just dont know how to act civil. sad.

    • Anonymous

      please just ignore racist trolls. they're irrelevant. shits so 1792.

    • DammitMan

      Dude shut that shit up, do your history and see who really came with the senseless violence first

    • Rashid Muhammad

      lol cracker please don't let a few niggas fool you just recognize the original man will always be superior mentally and physically cause judgement day is coming to you

    • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

      @tim t Don't be an idiot. People kill people, regardless of race, creed or religion. What happened in Chicago has no reflection whatsoever on the majority of Blacks, who are middle-class and law-abiding citizens, in America. What about the White boys shooting up schools and theaters and killing innocent kids? Those incidents don't reflect on the majority of Whites either. Carry your dumb ass somewhere else, trying to indict a whole group of people because of the actions of a few.

  • killa cali killa cal

    Someone sell souljah boy a house in chicago

  • Pyrifik

    Chi-Town just turned into Iraq AND I THINK YOU NIGGAS BETTER RECOGNIZE OR GET FUCKED AND LEFT BEHIND THIS OUR TURN NOW SO DON'T YOU EVER TRYNA FRONT LIKE YOUR GAME IS MUCH BETTER CAUSE NIGGAS DON'T SHOW NO MERCY ANYMORE

  • Fuck The Midwest

    Now I'm getting tired of the Chi.

  • Anonymous

    We should enclose the city of Chicago in one of them big ass domes like the Simpsons movie so that outbreak they have of Advanced Coon Syndrome doesnt spread to the rest of the country

  • Anonymous

    why they keep missing keef?

  • Anonymous

    "314 Soldiers died in Iraq 509 died in Chicago"

  • trooth

    damn... if ur a rapper from chicago GET THE HELL OUTTA THERE IF U CAN!

  • Anonymous

    Was he affiliated? Was it gang related? Or just senseless? I read a nother article and it mentions nothing about mistaken identity. And if there were no witnesses, how are we to determine that it was a case of mistaken identity? RIP, and my condolences to his...

    • FAGGOT

      ^lol. He said 6 years ago. He released his debut in 2006, faggot.

    • KNOWWIT

      LUPE SAID MOST THEM DUDES DONT MAKE IT OUT OF CHICAGO. HE WAS IN THE SAME PLACE LIKE 6 YEAR AGO AND NOTHINGS CHANGED, AND IT WILL STILL BE THE SAME IN THE NEXT 6 YEAR OR EVEN WORSE

  • Anonymous

    Sad..smh..its not safe to be a upcoming rapper in CHIRAQ..

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