Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo III aka Awake the Rapper was arrested in Chicago after allegedly killing six people and injuring more than 24 during a July 4 parade. The 22-year-old was spotted driving a silver Honda Fit which is also linked to one of his previous songs called ‘In My Honda’. The Spotify-verified artist, who also goes by the name Bobby, was allegedly armed with a gun.
Crimo opened fire from a rooftop during a July 4 parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Crimo aka Awake the Rapper has been described as “very dangerous” by Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen. Crimo’s social media accounts, including YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, have been removed for “violating platform guidelines”. Awake the Rapper apparently also had a fan page on Twitter which quickly became a talking point among social media users.
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What is Robert Crimo’s net worth?
Robert Crimo aka Awake the Rapper apparently comes from a wealthy family as his father Bob Crimo was involved in politics. His father reportedly lost a 2019 election for mayor of Highland Park. Crimo’s mother identified as Denise Pesina is an alternative healer. It is also reported, according to the Daily Mail, that Crimo’s father ran two restaurants.
There are no records available for Robert Crimo’s net worth, however, he seemed to make money by releasing his music on streaming platforms. Although he is not a big artist, on Spotify he had more than 16,000 subscribers. Crimo, who is a staunch Trump supporter, in his music videos included gun violence and gory footage that is now linked to the July 4 parade shooting. On Spotify, Crimo has released several albums and EPs. One of the EP titled “Brainwashed” included songs, namely “Dead Again” and “I Am the Storm”. Awake the Rapper’s single titled “By The Pond” featuring Atlas amassed over 3 million streams in 2016. His songs “On My Mind” and “Toy Soldier” also flew under the radar after shooting multiple people.
Here is part of a disturbing music video from 2021 featuring the #HighlandPark parade massacre person of interest, Robert “Bobby” Crimo. He used the name “Awake, the rapper”. pic.twitter.com/P1u36DBYTt
— Andy Ngo 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 4, 2022
“His fan club told people to ‘stay woke’
Social media users have gotten their hands on an Awake the Rapper fan page that has reportedly been archived. “Many of these videos have been online for months. Crimo used to perform under the name Awake the Rapper and received a large number of streams on YouTube before being removed from YouTube for unclear reasons. According to a fan page, Crimo stopped producing music after that,” one user said as another posted, “Robert Crimo – ‘Awake The Rapper’ – suspect from Highland Park. He’s crazy – he had a fan club – 39,000 people saw that psycho video – and nobody did anything.
The following shared, “His fan club told people to ‘stay woke’ and allegedly his social media made reference to ‘waking up the dreamers’ through a mass shooting.” And, another posted: “Looks like rap music and skateboarding are to blame for the Highland Park shooting, not the guns. Also, scales. One user tweeted: “There was a fan club page on Twitter for ‘Awake the Rapper’, the Highland Park shooter. The fan page has been removed by Twitter. Now THAT is suspicious. I found the page accidentally while looking for pictures of the monster.
Several of these videos have been online for months. Crimo used to perform under the name Awake the Rapper and received a large number of streams on YouTube before being removed from YouTube for unclear reasons. According to a fan page, Crimo stopped producing music after that.
—Steven Monacelli (@stevanzetti) July 4, 2022
Robert Crimo – “Wake Up The Rapper” – Highland Park suspect. He’s crazy – he had a fan club – 39,000 people saw that psycho video – and nobody did anything. pic.twitter.com/T8XVJVlJyY
— Danny C (@DANNYCH85682811) July 4, 2022
Robert Crimo – known as ‘Awake’ the rapper – has been identified as the shooter responsible for the insane shooting of #HighlandPark today.
His fan club told people to “stay woke” and his social media reportedly made reference to “waking up the dreamers” through a mass shooting. pic.twitter.com/TAgcaqPCPs
—Frank McCormick | Table Heresy (@CBHeresy) July 4, 2022
Looks like rap music and skateboarding are to blame for the Highland Park shooting, not the guns. Also, scales. https://t.co/f8RZQzYd0W
— grobinski ☮️ (@wegot2go2) July 4, 2022
There was a fan club page on Twitter for “Awake the Rapper”, the Highland Park shooter. The fan page has been removed by Twitter. Now that’s fucking suspicious. I found the page accidentally while looking for pictures of the monster. pic.twitter.com/kRP6pPsyGI
— Army Nerd Rage (@WeaponizedRage) July 5, 2022