Wow. Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of Robery “Yummy” Sandifer’s death. Yummy garnered national headlines in 1994 for the brutal murder of a young girl, and later his own murder by fellow associates. He made the cover of Time magazine in September of 1994. In his short life (11 years old when murdered), Yummy accumulated 23 felonies and 5 misdemeanors. He would’ve been 26 years old today.
Tupac Shakur immortalized Yummy, by referencing him in many songs and interviews, throughout the course of his (also tragically short) career.
Chicago emcee, Tha Advakit, dedicated the following track to Yummy’s memory.
I really wanted to send this to you because you partly inspired this particular song. About a year ago, you posted a story about Yummy Sandifer and it really touched me, mainly because I’m from that area and I’ve worked with kids who seem to be on the same path that he is. I was so inspired that I wanted to write a song about him, so I did, and I think I executed it very well. Seeing as how September 1st marks the 15th anniversary of his death, I wanted to spread this to as many blogs as I could because I really want people to understand that there is a war going on in Chicago, particularly on the southside.Andrew Barber 0