Shaquon Thomas, better known as "Young Pappy," was a drill rapper. He was known for popular albums such as '2 Cups (Parts 1, 2, and 3),' 'Beast,' 'Chiraq,' and 'Kila.' He was also a member of a rap group named 'Gangster Disciples.' Shaquon grew up in the streets of Chicago and was involved in several legal issues. The harsh neighborhood of his hometown, the discord between his parents, and the company of his gangster friends had a tremendous impact on Shaquon’s persona. Gun violence, gangster culture, and abusive language were the trademark of his music compositions. This fueled the aggression of his rival gang, which ultimately led to Shaquon’s death at the young age of 20. Shaquon was shot dead by an unknown assassin on May 29, 2015. Previously, he had been shot at twice but had survived.
Shaquon was better known by his stage name, "Young Pappy." He was popular as a drill rapper and was a member of a rap group named 'Gangster Disciples.' Shaquon had gained prominence for albums such as 'Swipey,' '2 Cups (Parts 1, 2, and 3),' 'Beast,' 'Chiraq,' 'Kila,' 'Jesus,' and 'God.' He had also worked with the record label 'TFG Ent,' founded by Law Jackson. Since the record label also owns a 'YouTube' channel, many of Shaquon’s songs were published on the channel. Shaquon’s music was known for glorifying gun violence and gang life.
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Shaquon was 20 when he was shot dead by a rival group. He had previously survived gun attacks twice. He was attacked for the first time in February 2014, outside a ‘McDonald's' outlet in Rogers Park. Shaquon survived the attempt, but a 17-year-old boy named Markeyo Carr was killed in the attack. A few months later, in July, Shaquon was targeted again, while walking in the 1300 block of Devon Avenue. He survived again, but one of the bullets fired killed Wil Lewis, a 28-year-old photographer.
The incidents led to an online war between Shaquon’s gang and his rivals. Shaquon began making fun of his rival gang through his music videos. The videos gained a massive number of “views,” and that fueled the rival gang’s aggression. Meanwhile, Shaquon was busy promoting his upcoming mixtape, '2 Cups Part 2 of Everything.'
On May 29, 2015, at about 1:30 am, Shaquon was shot twice in the back while he stood in the 4800 block of North Kenmore Avenue. He was immediately taken to the nearby hospital, where he was later declared dead.
Shaquon Thomas was born on May 9, 1995, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in the Near North Side area of Chicago. Shaquon’s mother’s name is Ingrid Thomas. His brothers, Ryan and Tayvion, are both popular rappers and are known as "BuDouble" and "TaySav," respectively.
Shaquon was involved in several crimes since his teenage days. Sources revealed that the tumultuous relationship between his parents was the reason for his criminal history. Shaquon was in eighth grade when he was caught smoking weed. He was suspended from school but was saved by his mother. However, Shaquon continued to indulge in minor criminal activities, and that led him to enter the juvenile justice system. Shaquon had 11 misdemeanor cases and one felony charge against him. These cases included a legal charge for gun possession, to which he pleaded guilty. He spent a year in prison for the same charge.