Rapper Lil Yase, whose real name was Mark Antonyyo Alexander, has died according to multiple of his friends’ messages and posts on Instagram. He was 25.
Heavy has reached out to his record label for comment and while a cause of death has not been confirmed, those who left “RIP” messages on Yase’s official Instagram page include Derek King, Slimmy B., Einer Bankz, and director Jeremiah Messiah, the latter of whom shared his own Instagram video with the caption, “I’ll never forget the times brother @yasemoney600 May the Most High resurrect your soul !”
Messiah wrote in another post, “Rest In Peace to one of the coolest funniest dudes I ever met,” Jeremiah wrote. “He was different but he was himself and he always looked out and gave me more money than I asked for recording or anything. And he offered to buy me a new laptop when I got hit. My n**** forever a real one !”
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Originally from Sunnydale, California, which is located just outside San Francisco, Yase kicked off his rap career at age 18, when he started making his own videos to his songs, according to AllMusic.com. He started to earn national attention after he released the hit single, “Get It in,” which he followed up with a series bangers of the years with songs such as “Bum B****,” “Furl,” and “Worst Way.”
Yase released his first mixtape in 2016 entitled From the Block to Alot and in 2017, he worked with rapper G-Val to release a collaborative mixtape, What a Time 2 Grind. In December 2019, he released his first album, Sorry for the Heat, and his latest record, Kobe, was released in July 2020.
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