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Who is Tooka? Chicago gang member and King Von lyrics inspiration

who are Tooka The Chicago teenager, who was killed in 2012 in a grisly gunfight with a gang? Why is he popular today? After eight years of death, Tooka is reappearing in King Von’s songs and in discussions on the internet.

Let’s take a look at this.

Who is Tooka?

Shondale Gregory, more popularly known as the street name of Tooka 15, was boy from Chicago.In the morning of the 12th of January, 2012, Tooka was waiting at the bus stop when an automobile came up to him. A passenger walked out of the vehicle before exchanging couple of words, shot the teenager multiple times. Tooka was declared dead on the spot.

Shondale Gregory, also known as Tooka was an infamous member of the Chicago Gangster Disciples (GD). His murder is believed to be in retaliation to the murder of another Gang member seventeen-year-old Eddrick Walker, aka Ty who was a member in the Black Disciples (BD) and was believed to have been murdered by GD members.

In retribution to Tooka’s death, GD killed another BD group member 20-year-old Odee Perry. The Daily Mail, one of Tooka’s close acquaintances, Gakirah Barnes, may be the one responsible for the murder. The Mail called her “one of the most notorious female gang members in US history”.

Barnes was killedin 2014 at 17 years old in alleged retaliation against Odee Perry’s murder.

What is it that makes King Von not like Him?

King Von is a rapper from O Block, in the south of Chicago who was named in honor of Odee Perry by his fellow Gang members. King Von is the son of BD founder David Barksdale, otherwise known as King Dave.

In the midst of the rivalry among Chicago groups, the members troll each other in songs or via social media. King Von has been quoted as “smoking tooka” various times.

Urban Dictionary defines “smoking ” as: “A word that describes potent marijuana. The term was coined in the aftermath of Shondale “Tooka” Gregory was killed (smoked) with Chief Keef’s team of Black Disciples. Smoking tooka is now employed to smear Shondale’s death.”

In his track All These N ****s, King Von raps the lyrics: “Tooka in my lung, I’m saying that each time, ’cause the guy was smoking. (He got smoked).”

This line is why Tooka has returned to the news, and has caused the internet community to think about the reason why King Von appears to dislike the actor so very much.

One user posted on Reddit to claim the reason is because King Von was beaten by at one point.

Tooka is among the several gang members who have been brutally killed and was mocked on the internet. Yet, he’s among the very few whose names are recognized across the globe.

To learn more about the gang violence, check out this informative video about Chicago’s violence between gangs.

James Anderson
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