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Rapper Chii Wvttz real name Jayquan McKenley, shot in Greene Ave

Rapper Chii Wvttz real name Jayquan McKenley, shot in Greene Ave
Rapper Chii Wvttz real name Jayquan McKenley
Slayings of drill rappers have been on the rise recently, with a 17-year-old Brooklyn teen being the most recent victim.

According to family members, a Brooklyn teen who was fatally shot while riding in a parked car on a street in the drill rap scene is the latest in a string of rappers targeted by the scene.

Chii Wvttz, an 18-year-old rapper from Bedford-Stuyvesant who went by the stage name Jayquan McKenley, was shot and killed as he left a recording studio early on Sunday morning. Relatives said that McKenley, who lived in the Bronx, traveled to Brooklyn to pursue his interests.

Shawn Holmes, 46, a cousin of Jayquan's mother, remembered him as a "good kid." "He had a kind heart and a love for rapping," says the narrator.

By the time he got out of the recording studio at 2:15am on Sunday, McKenley had already been assaulted while sitting in a car at Greene & Lewis Avenues in Manhattan, according to police and his family.

Holmes described him as "passionate" about music. "From what I've heard, he just left the studio."

McKenley was leaving the studio with a female friend and other members of his group when a car pulled up and someone opened the door, police sources said.

There was a fatal shooting of Jayquan McKenley on Greene Avenue near Lewis Avenue on Sunday.
There was a fatal shooting of Jayquan McKenley on Greene Avenue near Lewis Avenue on Sunday.

Police are investigating whether his death is linked to an August shooting in the Bronx in which no one was injured, according to sources. Police haven't yet linked his death to the drill rap scene, sources tell the New York Daily News.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Holmes said he wished McKenley had been able to stay in North Carolina with his father.

"It's tough to live in the projects in the city," said Holmes. "Take a look," he says.

This young man is deserving of our respect because of his upbringing. In his mother's family, he was the oldest son and thus a role model for his siblings.

The murder comes just a few days after the death of a young drill rapper.

TDott Woo, a 22-year-old rap artist from Canarsie who had just signed a record deal hours earlier, was shot and killed on February 1 in Canarsie.

Blixky was ambushed at Prospect Lefferts Gardens on January 27. Nasir Fisher, the 22-year-real old's name, was revealed to be slang for "gun," but he vows to change it.

According to McKenley's father, Perry Williams, "the drill is the devil's music," citing the genre's heavy focus on "drugs" and "death."

Our hip-hop no longer exists, Williams complained.

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