What We Know About Rapper Julio Foolio’s Kids and Partner

By RahulPublished on: June 24, 2024 Updated on: June 24, 2024
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Julio Foolio, whose real name was Charles Jones, faced a tragic end in June 2024. After years of dodging bullets and surviving multiple shootings, his luck finally ran out. On the night of his birthday celebration, Foolio was ambushed in his car, which was peppered with bullets in what looked like a well-planned attack. Despite his best efforts to stay safe, the rapper’s life was violently cut short in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.

But this isn’t just about Foolio’s dramatic end. We’re here to dig into whether he left behind anyone special โ€“ a kid, or a partner. Did the man who rapped about the gritty streets have a softer side he kept hidden?

Despite being a public figure, Foolio was pretty tight-lipped about his personal life. His social media is mostly filled with his music, his lifestyle, and occasional drama, but not much about a romantic relationship. However, Foolio was known to keep his cards close to his chest, so who knows what details might be out there under wraps.

It Was His Girlfriend Who Broke the News Of His Death

At the time of his death in June 2024, Foolio was dating Blanco Mani, a hairstylist. Although they didn’t share any kids between them, she seemingly has a son.

Likewise, he was never married to anyone. Unlike his contemporary, NBA YoungBoy, who at the age of 24, has 11 kids, Foolio’s personal life remained relatively private and child-free.

Previously, Foolio was in a relationship with someone known by the username @bubanbaby. Their relationship was quite intense, and in 2021, they both survived a terrifying shooting incident. The couple was ambushed, but thankfully, they made it out alive.

Julio Foolio's girlfriend before his death
He was once dating @bubanbaby. Source: Instagram

His ex-girlfriend, Buban, mentioned this harrowing experience in one of her YouTube videos, highlighting the dangers that surrounded their lives at the time.

However, their relationship didn’t last forever. Sometime after the shooting, Foolio and Buban broke up. Despite the breakup, this incident remains a significant part of Foolio’s life story, reflecting the turbulent and dangerous world he navigated as a rising rapper.

The Dark Side of Gangster Rap

Gangster rap, while a powerful form of expression and storytelling, comes with a dangerous edge that has claimed the lives of many talented rappers. Foolio’s tragic death is just one example in a long list of artists who have been victims of the very lifestyle they depict in their music. This genre, rooted in the harsh realities of street life, often glorifies violence, gang rivalries, and a survival-of-the-fittest mentality.

Rappers like Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., and more recently, Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke, have all fallen prey to the violence that their music often portrays. These artists used their platforms to shed light on the struggles and dangers of their environments, but in doing so, they also became targets.

For Foolio, his music was a reflection of his life in Jacksonville, Florida, a city notorious for its gang activities and rivalries. His ongoing feud with fellow Jacksonville rapper Yungeen Ace exemplified the dangerous intersection of music and street life. Both rappers lost friends and family to this violence, and their music often served as a battlefield for their disputes. Foolio’s songs were filled with references to real-life confrontations and lossesโ€‹.


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The culture of gangster rap is one of raw authenticity, where artists are celebrated for their realness and connection to the streets. However, this authenticity can come at a high cost. The need to maintain a certain image and the reality of living in dangerous neighborhoods often put these artists in harm’s way.

Foolio’s story is a stark reminder of the risks associated with this genre, where the lines between art and life are often blurred, leading to tragic consequences. May his soul rest in peace.

About Author: Rahul

Rahul has been diving into the world of entertainment in niches like celebrity, anime, and health articles since 2016. As a passionate writer, he combines personal experiences with thorough research to create content that's not only informative but also relatable and engaging.