Tragedy struck the hip-hop community on Thursday night when local rapper YNG Cheese, the son of Gillie Da King, was fatally shot in Philadelphia’s Olney section.
The shooting occurred near the intersection of Mascher Street and Nedro Avenue, around 8:30 p.m.Philadelphia police discovered two shooting victims at the scene, one being Devin Spadey (also known by his stage name “YNG Cheese”). Both individuals were transported to Einstein Medical Center, with Spadey eventually succumbing to gunshot injuries to his back which proved fatal.
Other Victims and Ongoing Investigation
Alongside YNG Cheese, two other men, aged 28 and 31, were also shot and taken to the hospital. Both victims remain stable as police conduct an exhaustive probe to ascertain who or what motivated the attack and its motives.
Mourning YNG Cheese
As word of this tragic loss spread through local community members and family, sorrow was shared among them all. Wallo, Gillie Da King’s cousin and podcast partner, took to Instagram to express his deep sorrow and share a heartfelt tribute to YNG Cheese.
Who was YNG Cheese?
YNG Cheese, real name Devin Spadey, was a 25-year-old rapper following in the footsteps of his father, Gillie Da King. YNG Cheese was well-renowned for his music and had amassed an enormous following on Instagram where he often posted updates about both work and personal matters. Unfortunately, his death has created an irreparable hole in both loved ones and followers’ lives.
Gillie Da King’s Response
As of this writing, Gillie Da King has not yet made a public statement regarding his son’s tragic death. It is uncertain whether Gillie’s upcoming event, Gillie Fest, a concert and comedy show scheduled in honor of his birthday, will proceed as planned.
Gillie Da King: A Multifaceted Artist
Gillie Da King, born Nasir Fard, is a respected figure in the local Philadelphia rap scene. He started his music career as a member of the rap group Major Figgas before transitioning into acting and podcasting. His podcast, “Million Dollaz Worth of Game,” co-hosted with Wallo267, covers a variety of topics and has gained significant popularity.
Gillie is happily married to Regina Little, a renowned celebrity makeup artist. Together, they share five children. Despite being a public figure, Gillie is known for maintaining a level of privacy when it comes to his personal life.
The tragic loss of YNG Cheese marks a dark day for the Philadelphia community and the broader hip-hop world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gillie Da King and his family during this challenging time. The senseless act of violence that claimed YNG Cheese’s life is a stark reminder of the need for justice and peace in our communities.