Almost two weeks ago, on a Thursday afternoon, nationally-known Houston rapper BFG Straap died, along with one of his associates on at the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and Casey Street in Dallas. Reportedly the rapper died halfway in the street and halfway on the curb out front of his sister’s house. Bystanders livestreaming at the time of the killings were recorded as saying that the associate took a full-auto burst to the face from a GLOCK with an illegal “switch” installed.
Somewhere along the way, one of them mentioned they could see the grass on the lawn through his head.
Other reports say that Mr. Straap suffered a similar fate as he was shot fifteen times in the chest and face.
It seems Mr. Straap was made of sterner stuff, because despite his wounds, he was still clinging to life when the police rolled up. They got him to the hospital but he died soon after.
His real-life violent death seemed to follow his music world persona reflected in his music and his music videos.
Among Mr. Straap’s better-known tunes included “Gang Member”, “Everyday 420” and “I’m good.”
No word on if he was singing “I’m good” during the hail of gunfire.
The Dallas Observer has the sad news of Mr. Straap’s early demise.
Popular East Dallas rapper BFG Straap died of his wounds after being shot Thursday afternoon in South Dallas. He was 22 years old.
BFG Straap, born Antywon Dillard, and 26-year-old Cory Lucien were shot by unknown assailants between Casey Street and South Malcolm X Boulevard. Police were dispatched at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to The Dallas Morning News. Dillard died at the hospital. Lucien died at the scene.
BFG Straap, who was best known for his song “I’m Good,” was born on Jan. 7, 2000, while his mother was incarcerated, according to his website bio, and grew up impoverished. Straap gravitated toward music as a teen following the death of a close friend and began his music career in 2016. He first earned recognition with the release of his 2019 song “Las Vegas,” later collaborating with fellow DFW rappers Trapboy Freddy, Lil CJ Kasino, SSG Splurge and BigXThaPlug.
A number of YouTube influencers weighed in on the shooting.
Unfortunately, Mr. Straap has passed.
But the rest of us can learn a few things, not the least of which is that illegal activities sometimes increase the risk of an early death.
And in all seriousness, that the hip-hop culture is nothing but evil. The Ku Klux Klan couldn’t have dreamed up a better way to dead-end the lives of more young black men.