Chicago rapper FBG Duck was killed in a drive-by shooting in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood on Tuesday evening.
FBG Duck, born Carlton Weekly, was among three individuals that were shot while shopping in the downtown Chicago neighborhood. He was 26 years old.
He was a prominent figure in Chicago’s drill music scene and began making music in 2012. His biggest hit was his 2018 single “Slide,” which currently has amassed over 53 million views on YouTube.
Weekly grew up on Chicago’s South Side and was a member of the Fly Boy Gang group. As one of the earliest pioneers in drill music, he released his first mixtape Look at Me back in 2013.
He had a slew of mixtapes including Different Personalities, This How I’m Coming, Different Personalities 2, and This How I’m Coming 2 before releasing his debut EP Big Clout in 2018.
Prior to the release of Big Clout, he signed a record deal with Sony and told YouTube personality Vladislav Lyubovny it was worth more than $1.7 million.
“I ain’t gonna lie to you, I’m actually happy as hell,” he said at the time. “I’m proud of myself.”
Along with numerous solo singles, he frequently collaborated with other artists like Billionaire Black and Rooga.
In 2020, he released nearly a dozen singles including “Stong,” “OK,” “Sicario,” “I’m From 63rd,” and more.