A 26-yr-aged northern California rapper was gunned down about the Thanksgiving weekend, a different in the developing list of fatal shootings in the area this yr.
Law enforcement in Dublin, in the San Francisco Bay Area, recognized Alexander Mark Antonyyo Jr, who goes by the phase name Lil Yase, as the victim of a taking pictures at a coach station on Saturday. Officers situated Antonyyo at a close by clinic, where he was admitted with a number of gunshot wounds.
Antonyyo, a San Francisco-born rapper, was one of pretty several to attain fame in a area where most notable talent will come from Oakland or smaller sized close by cities. The remix to his single Get It In garnered a lot more than 3m views on YouTube and showcased a bevy of California talent, like Mozzy and Nef the Pharaoh, both equally from Northern California.
Lil Yase is amongst a quantity of rap artists to be killed this yr. Other murders incorporate that of the New York rapper Pop Smoke, the Chicago up-and-comer King Von, and a different Bay Area rapper, Tay Way, who was shot and killed in his hometown of Richmond, California.
His demise also demonstrates an raise in taking pictures deaths all over the nation. Los Angeles observed 300 murders for the first time in a ten years this yr. In Chicago, shootings are up 50% and the quantity of taking pictures victims in New York has shot up by a lot more than one hundred%. In the Bay Area – where gun violence dropped substantially about the last ten years – shootings have crept upward as effectively.
As news of Lil Yase’s demise began to flow into, followers and other musicians shared their condolences and dismay at the decline of a different youthful Black rapper on social media. On Lil Yase’s Instagram website page, mourners have still left 1000’s of “RIP” messages as effectively as prayer palms and damaged coronary heart emojis underneath the fallen rapper’s most the latest pictures.
“I want to know: why Lil Yase? Shit make no perception,” one lover tweeted.