RondoNumbaNine arrested, charged with murder

Unfortunate news via the Chicago Tribune today as 17-year old rapper RondoNumbaNine has been arrested and charged with a murder last February.

A 17-year-old Chicago rapper has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a livery driver in Wentworth Gardens last month.

Clint Massey, who performs as “RondoNumbaNine,” was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail Sunday at Cook County Bond Court.

Massey, of the 6600 block of South Honore Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, was one of two gunmen who fatally shot Javan Boyd early on Feb. 22, according to court records and Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Mack.

Massey and an unnamed co-offender drove to the 3700 block of South Princeton Avenue around 4 a.m. that day, looking to retaliate against an unidentified individual for an earlier altercation, Mack said.

More grim details here.

Serious, serious charges and a bad reflection of the Chicago drill movement indeed. RondoNumbaNine has collaborated with Lupe Fiasco, Lil Durk, and Fredo Santana amongst others and was gaining a buzz late last year. Now that future looks very very bleak.