Up and coming San Francisco rapper Lil Yase, born Alexander Mark Antonyyo Jr., was shot and killed in the East Bay area on Saturday. He was 26. According to a press release from the Dublin Police Department, officials believe Yase was shot near the East Dublin BART station around 1:00 a.m., with officers responding to reports that a person with multiple gunshot wounds had been transported to a medical facility in Pleasanton, CA. The rapper’s label, Highway 240 Productions, paid tribute upon hearing the news. The label also teased a collaborative EP with fellow Bay Area MC Itsfatfat titled “Every Day Is Friday”, which was announced one day before Yase’s murder. According to his Spotify bio, Yase began making videos for his tracks on a borrowed iPad when he was 18 and living in Sunnyvale, a neighborhood outside San Francisco, falling in with a group of rappers that included Llama Llama, Sage The Gemini and Yatta. He gained local attention with the video remix of the 2015 single “Get It In”, featuring G-Val, Lil Blood, Mozzy, Nef The Pharoah and Yatta, followed by the singles “Bum B***ch”, “Worst Way” and “Furl.” He released the mixtape “From The Black Too Alot” in 2016 and followed with “Winner’s Circle” and last year’s “Sorry For The Heat” EP. Yase, who was best known for his 2019 collaboration with Shoreline Mafia “Mad”, also released the single “Case Closed” last month. May he rest in peace.