Chicago rapper King L–formerly known as King Louie–was shot in the head today on the street in Chicago, but he is awake and reportedly talking.

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Thankfully, Louie’s manager confirmed to us that the “Michael Jordan” rapper was merely grazed in the head. It’s been a rough week for Hip Hop in Chicago; legendary DJ Timbuck2 passed away at the age of 34 earlier this week. His service was yesterday.

King L rose to prominence in 2012 as a core member of Chicago’s volcanic drill movement, eventually receiving co-signs from Kanye West and Drake, and being one of only two rappers to have a guest verse on Kanye West’s 2013 Yeezus album.


We’ll have more updates as soon as they’re made available.