L’A Capone was an American rapper who gained popularity after his collaboration with famous hip-hop artist, Lil Durk. Many of Capone’s music videos became popular on social media, making him an internet sensation. He was associated with Lil Durk’s collective, ‘Only the Family’ and was also one of the members of ‘Black Disciples.’ Like many other rappers from Chicago, Capone was an exponent of ‘Drill-music,’ a subgenre of Hip Hop.
Early Life and Career
Born Leonard Anderson on September 18, 1996, in Chicago, Illinois, Capone developed an interest in rap music at a young age and started listening to Drill-music. Drill-music or simply referred to as ‘drill’ originated in Chicago and deals with the day-to-day lives of gang members. Since the lyrics are often based on drugs and violence, drill can often fascinate the youngsters. Young Capone too was inspired by the gangster lifestyle. At the age of 12, he became friends with ‘Lil Durk’ and eventually joined the famed ‘Black Disciples’ gang, which had rappers like Chief Keef and Lil Durk. Leonard Anderson soon assumed his stage name ‘LA Capone’ and started rapping with the likes of RondoNumbaNine.
In 2011, Lil Durk formed a collective called ‘Only the Family,’ which included LA Capone in the mix. Soon, LA Capone started appearing in song videos with the likes of RondoNumbaNine, which made him famous. He also started appearing in Lil Durk’s videos and posted several of his music videos on social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter. He then started gaining prominence as a social media star as his official Instagram account gathered more than 100,000 followers.
Cause of Death
On September 26, 2013, LA Capone was walking down an alley after recording a song near ‘Stony Island Avenue’ in Chicago when an unknown assailant started firing at him . One of the bullets hit Capone on his thigh and went all the way to his lower back . Capone was rushed to the ‘Northwestern Memorial Hospital,’ where he passed away at 8:30 pm due to loss of blood . LA Capone was just 17 years old at the time of his demise .
L’A Capone was an accomplished rapper who left an indelible mark on American music history. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of musicians .