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Chief Keef to perform as hologram at benefit concert

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Clayton Guse
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Chicago rapper Chief Keef announced a benefit concert over the weekend following the deaths of Melvin "Capo" Carr, an affiliated rapper, and a 1-year-old boy. Shortly after Carr was shot, the assailants drove their getaway car up onto a sidewalk and struck and killed the toddler who was sitting in his stroller. The free concert will be held on July 17, and proceeds will go to the victims' families. A location has yet to be announced.

Chief Keef will not be allowed to attend the concert in person, though. He is currently in Los Angeles, and he has a slew of outstanding warrants against him that prevent him from coming to Chicago. According to Rolling Stone, the rapper will perform via hologram at the concert.

The show will also be streamed live on the Internet TV website FilmOn. FilmOn founder Alki David (the guy who pledged $250k to anyone who streaks in front of Rahm Emanuel) has promised to match all proceeds made at the event. Chief Keef has made the same commitment.

Chief Keef, formally known as Keith Cozart, also announced that he would form a new foundation called "Stop the Violence Now" to raise awareness for the epidemic of violence in the city. The weekend's deaths came just a week after Chief Keef released a music video for "Ain't Missing You," a tribute to his late cousin Mario "Big Glo" Hess, who was shot and killed in Chicago in April 2014. 

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