Steven “Lil Steve” McGee was a member of the Black Disciples
gang from the 600
set in Chicago, Illinois. He was murdered by a hail of gun fire on Monday September 19, 2011 while walking 3 blocks away from his home. According to police documents, while Lil Steve was walking, a man on a bike approached and warned him that there were armed individuals waiting in an alley, soon after the man warned him, a 14 year old whom was later identified by eye witnesses popped out of the cut, and fired multiple shots including one to his head. Lil Steve was soon taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead; he was 15 years old at the time of his death.
Following Steve’s death, members of the 600 set of the Black Disciples adopted the nickname ‘Steve Drive’ in his honor. As many members of the Black Disciples gang started turning into successful rappers, Steve Drive started appearing in many of their lyrics, especially RondoNumbaNine whom also has a mixtape titled Steve Drive.
Who Killed Lil Steve
Though Lil Steve's killer was never apprehended, many have speculated he was killed by members of the MOB gang, a Gangster Disciples set. On June 12, 2014, Damian "Lil Scrapp" Williams, a MOB gang member, was murdered while heading out to a restaurant; after his death, fellow gang members started crediting him with the death of Lil Steve.