L’A Capone was born Leonard Anderson on September 18, 1996 in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. He was an up and coming rapper closely associated with Lil Durk whom has appeared in some of his videos. Just like Chief Keef and Lil Durk, he was a member of the Black Disciples gang, and was often seen in videos with fellow rapper “RondoNumbaNine” and his step brother "Qwap" shoutinrg out “GDK” which is slang for “Gangster Disciples Killer”; Gangster Disciples are rivals of the Black Disciples. His life and rapping career would come to a halt when a gunman approached him and shot him once in the thigh on September 26, 2013 as he made his way to the ER he suffered massive blood loss and died on the operating table; He was only 17 years old at the time he was killed. 3 individuals were charged in connection to the death of L'A Capone in 2014, Sakhee Hardy-Johnson, 17, Michael Mays, 21, and , Meiko Buchanan, 22.
L’A Capone like many rappers coming out of Chicago was part of the drill scene, which is music that depicts the gangster lifestyle many in Chicago live. He was an up and coming rapper whom wasn’t signed to any major labels; he had numerous videos on youtube which were well received by fans and critics. His songs, like most other drill music, depicted his daily life as a Black Disciples gang member.
LA Capone didn't get a chance to release any mixtapes while he was alive, however, after passing away his affiliates released a mixtape titled 'King LA' for him, it included some of his most popular songs such as 'Play for Keeps' and 'Round Here' as well as new released songs such as "So loud" and 'The Gat'. The mixtape has been upload to youtube.
On September 26, 2013, while leaving the recording studio around 6:00 PM, LA Capone went to look for his ride down the street, as he was walking down an alley near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, he was approached by an assailant on foot, and four shots were soon fired, hitting him in his thigh and lower back. Upon hearing of the shooting, Lil Durk, who has been friends with him for more than five years, tweeted his wishes for him to get better, but he would later tweet “RIP Lil Bro” in Capone’s twitter around 8:00PM.
There were many speculations on who killed L'A Capone before his killers were charged, L'A Capone's gang (600) was at war with numerous rival gangs such as the Gangster Disciples, L'A even dissed one of their dead members in his song "Play For Keeps" in which he said “Shondale how the hot sh*t feel." But the gang whom most people believed was behind the murder was 051 Young Money, a Mickey Cobra set.
In August 2014, the news came out that 3 individuals were charged with L'A Capone's murder. Sakhee Hardy-Johnson and Michael Mays, both members of 051 Young Money, were charged with first degree murder, a third individual, Meiko Buchanan whom authorities claim was the driver of a tail car was also charged in connection with L'A Capone's murder. Authorities claim that all three confessed to the crime after being booked.