Rap fans are once again praying for Lil Reese, the Chicago rapper, who was reportedly shot on May 15, 2021. The 28-year-old is one of three who were shot in a parking garage on Saturday morning, TMZ reports. The incident occurred in the River North area of the Windy City, and all three men have suffered gunshot wounds with all three sent to hospital in both critical and serious condition. Chicago PD confirmed to HollywoodLife that the shooting happened at around 9:50 a.m. and that the 28-year-old victim “sustained a graze wound to the thigh and was transported to Northwestern Hospital initially reported in fair condition.”
This marks the second time Lil Reese has been shot in under two years. The first incident occurred in broad daylight on Nov. 11, 2019 in the city’s south side. Lil Reese became the top trending Twitter topic once ABC7 reported that a local hospital identified the rapper as a patient. He was in critical condition after the shooting. Country Club Park police officials told the station they arrived at the crime scene to find blood in a car’s driver’s seat and that witnesses said a man took the victim from the car.
Here’s five things to know about Lil Reese.
Lil Reese is his stage name
His real name is Tavares Taylor. Other nicknames include Reese Money and the Grim Reaper.
He’s a lifelong resident of Chicago and a dad
He was born in the city on January 6, 1993 and raised on the city’s south side. He has a daughter named Aubri Taylor. In June 2020, he shared an adorable photo of his little girl in honor of her birthday. “Happy bday to my baby she gettin big on me ,” he captioned the post. Aubri looked so cute in a pink parka jacket and little Burberry rain boots!
He’s known for his collaborations with Chief Keef
In 2012 he was featured on Keef’s hit single “I Don’t Like” which garnered Reese plenty of attention in the rap world. He was also a featured artist on 2014’s “Bang Like Chop” by Young Chop along with Chief Keef. Lil Reese dropped two of his own singles in 2012, “Us” and “Traffic” which featured pal Chief Keef. “Us” ended up getting remixed with Rick Ross and Drake and appeared on Rick’s mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah. Lil Reese has also collaborated with the late Fredo Santana, Juelz Santana and Waka Flocka Flame among other artists.
Reese good 💙
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) November 12, 2019
He has several mixtapes
In 2012 he dropped his debut mixtape Don’t Like. His most recent release is 2018’s Get Back Gang. He also has two EP’s to his name, 2017’s Supa Vultures with Lil Durk and 2018’s Normal Backwrds.
He’s had run-ins with the law
In 2010 he pleaded guilty to burglary charges and got two years probation. In 2013 was booked with motor vehicle theft after not being able to prove to the Chicago P.D. that the BMW he was driving was his. That charge was later dismissed. Also in 2013 he was arrested for marijuana possession.