In 2011, 15-year-old Gangster Disciple Shondale Gregory, aka Tooka, was shot and killed as he waited at a Chicago bus stop.
It was part of a spate of gang-related violence that claimed many lives, both in and out of the rap game.
Tooka was a rival of Chief Keef and the Black Disciples and Sosa popularized the term "smoking on Tooka."
Soon other rappers, like Lil Durk and the late King Von, started using that phrase and variations of it. Tooka's mom Dominique Boyd is sick of it all and spoke out against the disrespect visited on her dead son in an interview with SayCheese.
“My son had nothing to do with nothing in this rap industry. He didn’t even know how to beatbox, let alone bust a lyric for a rap,” she said. “For him to be disrespected and mimicked for his death? They the ones—my son was not about that lifestyle. They the ones who are making him famous and blowing him up like this, because they can’t stop saying his f*cking name. One rapper saying and now he gonna say it. You don’t even know my son," she said and then called out Durk and the late King Von for having her son's name in their mouths. "He was just a kid, they made him a legend.
She then addressed Durk and Keef directly.
“I just wanna know why. Why? That’s all I have to ask them,” Boyd said. “What has my son done to y’all to make y’all disrespect him like this? Every song they make its got, ‘We smokin’ on Tooka. F*ck Tooka this, f*ck Tooka that. You know how long my son has been gone? Since 2011. This is 2022 and he’s still a trending topic. Everywhere. I don’t want this lifestyle. He didn’t want this lifestyle. But he can’t be here and be his voice, so I’m gonna do it for him. The disrespect needs to stop. Not only for my son but for all the dead people. How could you kill someone and cause grief to another family and mimic somebody. What's funny about that?