Lil Yase Dead: San Francisco Rapper Dies at 25, Friends Say

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 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.

Yase Helped Propel Rapper Yatta as 1 of the ‘5 Under-the-Radar Rappers from the Bay Area You Should Know About’

In 2018, Fader released an article about the five biggest up and coming rappers from San Francisco, a list which included Yatta, who appears on Yase’s hit breakout 2015 single, “Get It In.” The 2016 re-mix of the song featuring G-Val, Lil Blood, Nef the Pharaoh, and Mozzy, garnered over 3.3 million …read more



Vanderpump Rules Star Locks In New Reality TV Show

Congratulations are in order, because this Vanderpump Rules star is getting her own reality TV show!

On November 22, Page Six reported that former Vanderpump Rules star Faith Stowers was pitching a new reality TV show to different producers. The new show would focus on a Black-owned business and would be similar to how Vanderpump Rules was shown on TV. “She wants to use the opportunity to create more black-themed entertainment and help black entrepreneurs — kinda like a Black Lisa Vanderpump,” an inside source told Page Six. “She’s been having meetings around town trying to make it happen.”

Now, it looks like Stowers’ dream is going to be a reality, as TV host Maria Menounos and husband Keven Undergaro, have signed onto Stowers’ project. The two will serve as executive producers, along with Stowers, according to Page Six. It looks like Vanderpump Rules fans will soon have a new show to watch!

 ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Caused Controversy This Summer

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Over this past summer, Stowers was at the center of a scandal that rocked the Vanderpump Rules cast. During an Instagram Live, Stowers revealed that her costars, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, called the police on her for a crime that she didn’t commit in 2018, according to Page Six. During the Instagram Live, Stowers explained, “There was this article in the Daily Mail where there was an African American lady,” Stowers said, according to Page Six. “It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from, actually, Stassi during an interview.”

After this news surfaced, both Schroeder and Doute were fired from Vanderpump Rules. Both have since apologized, but many Bravo fans were still upset by their actions. On June 7, Doute posted an apology to Stowers on her Instagram, writing, “Although, my actions were not racially driven, I am now completely aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement’s treatment …read more



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