Gillie Da King's Son, YNG Cheese, Fatally Shot In Philadelphia: Report

Wallo shared a heartbreaking tribute to Gillie's son, YNG Cheese, who police believe to be the victim in a triple shooting in Philadelphia.

BYAron A.
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YNG Cheese, the son of Gillie Da King, has reportedly passed away following a triple shooting in Philadelphia on Thursday night (July 20). Police told NBC10 Philadelphia that the shooting occurred just before 8:30 p.m. near Mascher Street and Nedro Avenue. Two other victims, 28 and 31, were injured in the shooting but are in stable condition at the Einstein Medical Center. Police said that they found two of the victims a block away from the shooting, one of which was a 25-year-old who suffered gunshot wounds to the back and later, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The news of YNG Cheese’s death rattled through social media on Thursday night. Witnesses on the scene have identified the 25-year-old victim as Gillie's son, but official confirmation is pending from the authorities. However, sources close to the family confirmed to NBC10 Philadelphia that the victim was Gillie’s son. As social media sent their condolences to Gillie Da King, Wallo, Gillie’s cousin and co-host on Million Dollaz Worth Of Game, shared a heartbreaking tribute on Instagram. “Lil cuz usually when I talk to you, I got a lot to tell you. Tonight the pain in my heart & tears spoke to you. I love you beyond life cheese. I got your father, rest well,” he wrote alongside photos of YNG Cheese. 

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Social Media Tributes Pour In For YNG Cheese & Gillie Da King

Although Gillie Da King has yet to publicly comment on the passing of his son but his peers and friends in the hip-hop world sent their condolences. Metro Boomin, Ghostface Killah, E-40, Lloyd Banks, Bobby Shmurda, and more paid their respects. “Praying for u @gilliedaking words can’t explain how u feel so we just gon pray big dawg. We care about u,” 03 Greedo wrote under Wallo’s post. Meanwhile, Gillie’s latest Instagram post was filled with comments from artists like Joyner Lucas and Swizz Beatz.

Similar to his father, YNG Cheese was carving out a lane in hip-hop over the past few years. Cheese was a blossoming rapper who released Born A Star in 2019. He also formed a duo Macc & Cheese with 37Macc. The two experienced viral success with the release of “IGNORE” via Million Dollaz Worth Of Game Entertainment. Cheese leaves behind a son. We’ll keep you posted on anymore updates surrounding this tragedy. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.