Joseph Coleman was an American hip-hop artist and songwriter. He was better known by his stage name Lil JoJo. Joseph grew up in one of Chicago’s troubled neighbourhoods, where gang violence is rampant and crimes like larceny, robbery, and murder occur daily. His own father served 13 years for attempted murder. Furthermore, a year after he was released, he was sentenced again to 22 years on charges relating to drugs. In the absence of their father, Joseph became close to his half-brother John. While they did not want to sell drugs and end up in prison like their father, they eventually found their way into Gangster Disciples, a notorious Chicago-based criminal gang. Joseph first became interested in rapping after hearing Lil Durk's ‘L's Anthem’ on the car radio. He soon released ‘BDK (3HunnaK)’, a diss track aimed at the enemy crime gang Black Disciples. He also put out ‘Tied Up’ and ‘Have It All’ and collaborated with John and other members of his crew on their respective tracks. In September 2012, he was gunned down by an unknown assassin after mentioning his whereabouts on Twitter. This led the investigators to believe that this was a targeted hit.