Bay Area rapper Lil Yase was reportedly shot and killed on Saturday morning (November 28), adding to the growing list of rappers who have been gunned down in 2020.
According to TMZ, the body of 25-year-old Lil Yase (whose real name was Mark Antony Alexander), was found in the southern section of the East Bay, a region that encompasses Oakland. The puzzling kicker is Lil Yase is said to have told his friends he would “right back” during a Friday late-night studio session in Marin County — a region north of San Francisco.
Despite the street nature of his raps, friends and associates reportedly told TMZ Lil Yase had no ongoing beefs. His last Instagram post, uploaded just a day before his untimely demise, may contradict that as he wrote, “If my n**** trippin den I’m trippin it’s up wit #HappyThanksGiving”
Lil Yase made a name for himself circa 2016 when he was profiled in an article for The Fader titled “Surviving The Last Days Of San Francisco Rap.” In the story, he detailed his intent to move to Los Angeles because the scene was “more popping.” Some of his past collaborators include Sage The Gemini, Mozzy, Nef The Pharoah and Shoreline Mafia.
His upcoming EP Everyday Is Friday!, a collaborative effort with fellow San Fran rapper Itsfatfat, was just announced on Friday.
As news of his death spread, multiple West Coast Hip Hop personalities such as AzChike, 92.3’s DJ Charisma and All Money In’s J Stone flooded his comments to pay their respects.
This story is currently developing. Check below for some of the reactions behind his purported murder.
— P-Lo (@p_lo) November 28, 2020
I knew you before this music shit, from hoopin at the park to the 4 shows we had brick from @AzChike bringing you out & y’all FaceTime yatta & the crowd was crazy! Last thing we spoke about was how Yase killed me in madden ?? Rest In Peace @lilyase600pic.twitter.com/RxSIjIuNzm
— Geraldakaburd (@Geraldakaburd) November 28, 2020
Fuck dawg… RIP LIL YASE ???
— Skipper ? Big Skip Energy?️ (@HBKSkipper) November 28, 2020
Frisco was goin up when this dropped. A real classic. RIP Yase $$$ https://t.co/rb8YnNlZ8Z
— “Sombody’s son” James™ (@JVMES4152) November 28, 2020
ugggggh. i’m so tired of you niggas bruh. what the fuck? for what? what is this doing for you bitch ass niggas?
— jayanthony. (@jayanthony) November 28, 2020
IN HONOR OF LIL YASE ! LONG LIVE YASE ! SMH GIP pic.twitter.com/fzDtSKuv7S
— damon! (@100hollowtips) November 28, 2020