What is Tooka? the young man from Chicago who was killed in a terrible gang shooting in 2012. So, the question is why people hate him so much these days. After being killed eight years ago, he is back in the lyrics of King Von’s songs and is also being talked about on the internet.
Let’s figure out who Tooka is. Read the whole article to learn everything you need to know.
Who is Tooka?
“Tooka’s” real name is Shondale Gregory, but he was a 15-year-old boy from Chicago who was better known by his street name.
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How did he die?
Tooka was waiting for his bus at a bus stop on January 12, 2012. Just then, a car pulled up right in front of him. A passenger got out of the car and was seen talking with the young man. Right after that, the young man was shot several times. On the spot, the boy Tooka was said to be dead. He was left in such bad shape that he had to be rushed to the hospital.
What was the reason behind his cruel murder?
Tooka, whose real name was Shondale Gregory, was a well-known member of the Chicago gang Gangster Disciples (GD). People think that he was shot to death as revenge for the death of another gang member, Eddrick Walker, also known as Ty, who was only 17 years old and a member of the Black Disciples (BD). To be more specific, many people think that Ty was killed by one or more members of the GD Disciples only.
Who is Tooka?
As payback for the death of Tooka, members of the GD gang killed a 20-year-old BD gang member named Odee Perry. According to the Daily Mail, Odee Perry’s murder may have been the fault of Gakirah Barnes, who was Tooka’s best friend. The Mail said that she was “one of the best-known female gang members in US history.”
Gang members kept getting even by killing each other, and in 2014, Tooka’s best friend, who was only 17, was also killed. This was expected to be payback for the death of Odee Perry.
Why does the rapper King Von really dislike Tooka so much?
King Von is a rapper from the O Block area of the south side of Chicago. His gang members gave him the name Odee Perry. King Von is the grandson of David Barksdale, who started Black Disciples and is usually called “King Dave” on the street.
As part of the rivalry between the Chicago gangs, their members insult each other in songs and on social media. This is why King Von says “smoking Tooka” several times in the song.
If you look up the word “Smoking Tooka” in the dictionary, you’ll find that it means “strong marijuana.” Black Disciples, led by Chief Keef, killed (smoked) Shondale “Tooka” Gregory. This is where the term came from. “Smoking took” is now used to make fun of Shondale’s death.”
King Von raps in his song, “Tooka in my lung, I say that every time, ’cause he got smoked,” which means “he got smoked.”
Because of this hateful line, Tooka is back in the news after eight years, and people on social media are trying to figure out why King Von hates Tooka so much.
One user wrote to Reddit to say that he thinks King Von must have been beaten up by Tooka at some point in the past, which is why people hate him.
In the video above, you can hear how to say “F*** Tooka, we killed him.” This clip was first shared on Instagram, where it was seen by a lot of people. That’s why Tooka’s name is still popular eight years after he was killed.
Tooka is one of a number of gang members who were killed in a brutal way and then made fun of online. Still, he is one of the few people whose name is now known everywhere.