Chicago rapper FBG Cash (real name Tristan Hamilton) was shot and killed on the city’s South Side early Friday morning (June 10), per ABC7 Chicago. He was 31 years old.
According to the Chicago Police Department, the rapper was fatally shot inside a vehicle at around 5:32 a.m. in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood’s 1600 block of West 81st Street. A 29-year-old female passenger was also shot but is still alive.
Police say a black four-door sedan, possibly a Cadillac, approached the vehicle in which the pair were seated. An unidentified offender got out and opened fire before climbing back into the car and fleeing westbound.
Chicago rapper FBG Cash was killed around 5:30 this morning while sitting in a car with a woman. Both were shot. The woman is in critical condition. RIP Cash ?? pic.twitter.com/6bUmKq4t8f
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FBG Cash sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The female victim was struck in the left arm and upper back and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
Detectives are currently investigating the shooting, although they’ve yet to identify a suspect or take anyone into custody. A motive for the killing remains unclear.
FBG Cash dropped his debut album The Heart of the Streets in January 2021 and has collaborated with the likes of Famous Dex and Lotto Savage. He was scheduled to release a new song and video called “Crazy Lane” on Friday.
Cash’s death comes less than two years after fellow FBG rapper FBG Duck was gunned down in broad daylight in Chicago in August 2020. The murder suspects were ID’d as members of O-Block, a rival Chicago gang.
FBG — short for Fly Boy Gang — have been embroiled in a feud with fellow Chicago rapper Lil Durk’s OTF collective in recent years. On “Computer Murderers,” Durk taunted FBG Wooski, who was shot in the head at a funeral in 2018, as well as FBG Cash, subliminally referencing the late rapper posing in front of a mural of late OTF rapper King Von.
“Check on your mans, I heard he got hit in his head (Hello?)/But he almost died so I can say his name ’cause he ain’t dead (Wooski)/How you let a n-gga vouch for you who just got out the feds?/Sneaking pics by Von mural like lil’ bro won’t come out and spin (Grrah, grrah),” Durk rapped.