Chicago rapper FBG Duck has reportedly been shot and killed in a drive-by shooting, aged 26.
The rapper – real name Carlton D Weekly – was apparently shot while shopping in the city’s Gold Coast neighbourhood. He was then taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds and later pronounced dead.
Police confirmed that three people were shot, one of them fatally, on East Oak Street at around 4.37pm on Tuesday 4 August. On social media, friends and family members have identified the person killed as FBG Duck.
Weekly was best known for his 2018 single “Slide”, which amassed over 54 million views on YouTube and received a remix by fellow rapper 21 Savage.
During his brief career, Weekly released four records over five years, along with numerous solo singles and tracks produced together with his crew, Fly Boy Gang (FBG).
His debut album Different Personalities was released in 2015, followed two years later by Different Personalities 2. Weekly’s frequent collaborators featured on both records, including Billionaire Black and Rooga.
Following the success of his single “Slide” in 2018, Weekly was signed to Sony and released the Big Clout EP. In an interview with VladTV, the rapper said of the project: “I’m not gonna lie to you, I’m actually happy as hell. I’m proud of myself.”
Look at Me 2 and Big Clout arrived in 2018 and mark the rapper’s final album releases before he died. Members of the FBG crew appeared on both albums.
That same year, FBG Duck told XXL that he wasn't as tough as he was made out to be by fans and the media. “Everybody thinks I’m this tough guy and that’s not necessarily true,” he said. “I’m actually really quiet, humble and loyal. I love to make jokes and have a good time—I’m really a people person.”
Although Weekly released no new albums in 2019, he did share more than 12 single tracks including “Strong”, “Sicario” featuring Ed Stark and his last release, “Dead B”.