According to reports, veteran Chicago rapper Payroll has passed away.

Although details surrounding Payroll’s death remain scarce, Fake Shore Drive has received word that he was murdered.

Particularly known for his contributions to Chicago Hip Hop, Payroll has appeared on tracks with the likes of Triple Darkness and E.C. Illa.

E.C. Illa was one of many to offer their condolences on social media following news of Payroll’s death. In a message shared on Facebook on Tuesday (September 12), he praised Payroll and spoke on the bond they shared.

“This dude here was the realest,” E.C. Illa wrote. “Uptown makes for a tough upbringing and we bonded over our will to push forward and show the world what we had to offer.”

Payroll was also one of few to have taken their feud with Kanye West to wax. Following a spat with ‘Ye over Jay-Z’s “Neva Change” instrumental, Payroll responded with the aptly titled “Fuck Kanye West.”

HipHopDX sends its condolences to Payroll’s family and friends.