Men murdered in south Mpls alley appeared in rap music video shot two days earlier [VIDEO]

Categories: Homicide Files
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Screengrab from Lil Cheiff's "Ya Feel Me."
On the evening of August 25, two men were found shot to death in a bullet-ridden SUV parked in an alley between the 2600 blocks of Cedar and 18th Avenues in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. No arrests have been made in connection with the murders.

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Days later, authorities identified the two men as Minneapolis residents De'Von Burt, 18, and Keondray Q. Wilson, 20. And according to the Star Tribune's Eric Roper, both appeared in Lil Cheiff's "Ya Feel Me" music video, which was shot just two days before the two were gunned down.

The video begins with a screen that reads "R.I.P Duval" and "R.I.P Nunu." Though it's unclear when exactly the men appear in the video, a tipster drew our attention to the following Instagram photo and said they believe Nunu is the man in the "Surface to Air" shirt (click to enlarge):

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Instagram

And here's what Roper said on Twitter, along with the music video: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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10 comments
Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

no suspects so no one knows anything..and the community wonders why these killings just keep happening..

Leonard Hanson
Leonard Hanson

Hip-Hop miss hap in mpls. wound of been a better headline.

reach_mia
reach_mia

@reach_miaHow Why are we thinking about a stadium/light rail/streetcars at over a billion dollars with a basic infrastructure in trouble?.

John Lilja
John Lilja

Why is this news? What's next? A report of their stop at the BP for unleaded, their trip to Cub for milk, and whether they got McNuggets or McWraps at McD's??? @CityPages, you need to try to make an effort. You can't just tell us they were in a video. You have an obligation to tell us WHY you think this is important. Again, WHY is this news?

reach_mia
reach_mia

@reach_mia MPLS should increase understaffed Police and Fire at very least to national standards for city population and physical layout...

reach_mia
reach_mia

@reach_mia Connection between murdered men and video is a Star Trib reporter, who told this reporter....

ButcherBaker
ButcherBaker

@John Lilja your fatal flaw is that you consider this a news site.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@John Lilja It appears to be important enough for you to take time from your busy day to respond.  That's why.  You don't have to think it's important.  You don't even have to read it.  You just have to click on it.  That's what generates revenue.

reach_mia
reach_mia

@reach_mia 50 + years federal/local cash flow for intervention, recreation, education, jobs in near north/south MPLS. WHAT'S NOT WORKING?

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