Goonie tells how it went down
This Saturday, rapper Kid Cali was fatally shot at a party in Granada Hills, Los Angeles. The shooting took place at the Millions of Models Mansion Pool Party, where DJ Goonie was spinning. Gunshots rang out and crowds scattered as Cali and two other men were hit. Cali was taken to the hospital, where, later that night, he died.
Kid Cali, also known as Cali OSo, neé Justin Lishey, was an up-and-coming rapper in the hiphop L.A. scene. In 2015, Jaccpot Entertainment released an album-length introduction to Cali’s work. His life has been prematurely and tragically ended at age 30. He leaves behind a young daughter and has another on the way.
While the police are yet to publicly announce a suspect, new evidence has come to light.
“Let’s take over the city”
DJ Goonie was spinning the final songs of the evening when shots rang out during the party. Goonie rushed over to Cali, who was on the ground. Cali gripped his chest where he had been shot several times. People crowded around the rapper, including Cali’s brother, who saw the severity of the wounds and vowed to his dying brother to change his life.
Helicopters circled overhead as Cali struggled to catch his breath. Waiting for ambulances to arrive, OSo rapper reached out to Goonie and said, “I promise, I’m good, just help me up. Let’s go. We’re about to get this mix tape out. Let’s take over the city.”
A fight breaks out
Investigation into the murder is still in its earliest stages, but Deputy Chief Bob Green revealed that a fight broke our before the shooting. Others reported that there was an altercation earlier in the evening. Two other men were also shot, but were well enough to drive themselves to the hospital and survived.
Police report that there were numerous security cameras at the mansion. “There is probably 60 hours plus [of video],” Chief Green explained, “Some is good quality and some is poor.” One witness reports seeing a man approach Cali and trying to shake his hand. The rapper declined, and soon after, shots rang out.
Like Watching a Journeyman
Snoop Dogg expressed his condolences for the emerging rapper on Sunday night. Many shared his woebegone sentiments about the 30-year-old taken too soon from his daughter and second who will never know her father’s voice.
In a 2010 interview, Cali recalls seeing Snoop perform with Nipsey. “It let me know what I need to do… You wanna learn. Like you’re an apprentice and you’re watching a journeyman.” And he had learned a great deal but 2015 when his Jaccpot Presents was released.
He continued, “I’m looking for like 10 years in the game. At first, I was like lemme just get 400 hundred songs real quick, now, I’m like lemme press. I have a reason to press now.” Unfortunately, he only got six.
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