Jamell and his MS-13 buddy acting wild
Jamell Antoinette was born in Chicago Illinois in 1995. His father and most of his cousins and extended family all belonged to the Four Corner hustlers gang. His mother died when he was 11 of an overdose. She was of French descent and was born in Lyon France, and taught Jamell a fair amount of French before her untimely death. His childhood friends Jezante Hill and Marquis Booker were also children of four corner gang members, so from a young age all the boys signed on with them as well. It didn't pay much but honestly Jamell didn't mind this. There was always something off with Jamell. He was more in it for the adrenaline rush and excitement of it all and honestly couldn't give a shit if he was getting paid at the end of the day or not.
His father and older brother both died in a drug deal gone awry when he was fifteen so he was forced to move in with his friend Marquis and his grandfather, the latter of whom was a founding member of the four corner hustlers. Dropping out of high school at age sixteen, Jamell didn't really focus on much outside of raising hell for the Four Corners gang in Chicago and hanging out with Jezante and Marquis for the most part. Murray Booker, Marquis's grandfather, saw Jamells skill with marksmanship early on and would usually have him go with the higher ranking gang members if there was ever going to be a shootout or a drive by or a robbery or anything like that. To be honest it was the only thing that Jamell was any good at, as he was too wild to be a dealer and not smart enough to be cooking up any of the product and certainly wasn't diplomatic enough to go on sit downs with other gangs in the area.
He also had a bit of a pyromaniac tendency. He liked setting shit on fire and even on a few occasions was responsible for burning down rival crack dens that were empty...or sometimes not so empty.
Jamell throwing up Four Corner gang signs
So that's what Jamell did for many years until the gang went through a brief weird transition period. Apparently Murray and Lazarus, the two founding members of the four corners gang along with Lazarus's son Calvin and his crew, were going with their Mexican connections as extra security on some arms deal in a foreign country. It was deemed too dangerous and too important to bring Jamell or Marquis or Lazarus's younger son Jezante along. This left everyone kind of just sitting around waiting for the news. Either they'd all turn up dead on the news and a massive power grab would occur in the gang that would leave a lot of people, probably including themselves, dead in a power grab, or they'd return and everything would be fine.
Unfortunately news broke of an infection spreading in the neighboring countries that they had all gone to. The three amigos (As Jamell called their friend group) decided that they didn't want to stick around and get caught lacking. They all immediately booked flights with their cash they pooled together to fly to an area of Chernarus that had not yet been border locked.
Unfortunately Jamell did not make it past the security check at the airport as he forgot that he had a pistol on him and he was detained. He told Jezante, Marquis and their other friends they were bringing along to go ahead without him and he'd find another way to get there.
Jamell getting arrested at the airport security check
Eventually after serving a month in prison in the states for having the gun on him, he found a shady man running a ship that could ferry him and some other Four Corner boys to Chernarus. He paid the man pretty much everything he had and they took off. Eventually linking back up with Marquis and the others in Chernarus when they arrived, apparently Murray Lazarus and Calvin were all there and people knew of them but they did not seem to be around anymore. Whether they died somewhere in the woods or were simply somewhere else was unknown to the boys. But they figured they'd come back to South Zagoria some day so the Four Corner boys that came after them decided to stay put in the mean time.