RondoNumbaNine Arrested: Chicago Rapper, Born Clint Massey, Rapped About Violence in Videos


RondoNumbaNine, a 17-year-old Chicago rapper, was arrested for murder this week, according to reports.

Rondo, an up-and-coming rapper named Clint Massey, is being held on $2 million bail, according to the Chicago Tribune. He is suspected as one of two people who shot and killed Javan Boyd on Feb. 22.

Witnesses say Massey and another gunman fired shots at Boyd while he was in his car. He was shot seven times and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Boyd was a taxi cab driver and was working, waiting for a passenger when the two allegedly opened fire. Witnesses told police that the two used handguns.

Massey released several YouTube videos under his “RondoNumbaNine” moniker, getting hundreds of thousands of views. His song, “Shooters,” has been viewed more than 500,000 times.

In one of his videos, Massey raps “meet face to face, put a hole in your face, still beat the case … glock go blah, damn, that’s great.”

Boyd, 28, was described as a “good boy” by a family member. He was trying to make a living supporting his 11-year-old daughter and fiancee.

“He was a good child,” aunt Trina Boyd, told the Tribune. “He didn’t have no enemies that I know of,” she said at the time of his death. “He was my baby.”

On Wednesday, people on Twitter were saying that Massey was innocent, retweeing messages with the #FreeRondoCampaign hashtag.

“ EVERYBODY #FreeRondoCampaign RT N TWEET IT !!!!” his Twitter account retweeted on Wednesday.

On Friday, he wrote: “I Murder [expletive],” followed by, “Ya nobody to sumbody kills u.” [sic]

Massey was taken into custody on Friday evening, the Tribune reported.


  • LieutenantCharlie

    Chicago is far more violent than most War Zones, because Chicago is full of Violent Urban Thug Criminals, who were raised and trained in Chicago.
    The Best approach is to fence off Chicago, and keep these Violent Urban Thug Criminals contained, so they can kill each other.

    • Cloud Air

      wow.. lieutenent talk about the stove calling the kettle black

      lol.. your whole life is based around how to kill the “enemy” is it not?

      at least these KIDS are actually trying to find a non violent way to support themselves which is more than i can say for you

      i don’t agree with what these kids are doing but if you’re rasied in violence you are likely to become violent.. its just the reality of their environment so stop trying to act so holier than thou

  • Guest

    wow.. lieutenent talk about calling the stove calling the kettle black

    lol.. your whole life is based around how to kill the “enemy” is it not?

    at least these KIDS are actually trying to find a non violent way to support themselves which is more than i can say for you

    i don’t agree with what these kids are doing but if you’re rasied in violence you are likely to become violent.. its just the reality of their environment so stop trying to act so holier than thou

  • muaaaah

    Sad….no matter how you look at it. Two mothers are without their children and an 11 year old girl is without her father


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