In a somber and heartbreaking moment for the hip-hop community, funeral services were held on July 24 for aspiring rapper YNG Cheese, the son of renowned Philadelphia rapper and podcaster, Gillie Da Kid.
YNG Cheese Mourned By Philly
YNG Cheese, whose real name was Devin Spady, was funeralized just three days after tragically losing his life in a senseless act of violence during a triple shooting on July 20th. The devastating news sent shockwaves through the music industry, leaving friends, family, and fans in disbelief.
Azir Crawford, the cousin of YNG Cheese, spoke to NBC 10 about the murder of his cousin. “You don’t never really expect stuff like that to happen to people like him,” Crawford said. “Especially people that’s real positive, I’m just here to show my support, and showing him I love him, and that’s about it.”
As the funeral took place, hundreds of mourners gathered at The Met Philadelphia, a well-known venue in the city, to pay their respects and bid a final farewell to YNG Cheese. The outpouring of love and support demonstrated the profound impact that the aspiring rapper had on those around him, despite his young age of just 25.
The family thanked the public for their support and promised to continue their mission to “lift and educate young people” in the city of Philadelphia. The investigation into the murder of YNG Cheese is currently ongoing.
Updated by Dorian Waller on July 25th, 2023.
The Hip Hop Community Reacts to the Murder of Gillie Da Kid’s Son
The hip-hop community has been rocked by the death of Devin Spady, also known as YNG Cheese. Cheese, the son of underground rapper and podcaster Gillie Da Kid, was killed in a triple shooting in Philadelphia on July 20th.
YNG Cheese Mourned by Hip-Hop Community
The loss of Devin Spady sent shockwaves throughout the hip-hop community, prompting an outpouring of condolences from fellow artists and personalities. The rapper was remembered as someone who served the Philadelphia community with good deeds including helping a neighbor carry cases of water to her home and teaching a little boy how to tie his shoes.
Social media tycoon and podcaster Wallo267, who co-hosts the podcast “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” alongside Gillie Da Kid, took to Instagram to share his grief. Wallo267 posted several photos of Spady, expressing his deep sadness and love for his “Lil Cuz,” saying, “…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!”
Rappers Meek Mill and 21 Savage, also shared their sympathies. Meek Mill, who also calls Philly home, acknowledged the challenges of surviving in the city, stating, “RIP CHEESE GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL! 🤲🏾 It’s So f%#kinh hard to survive in Philadelphia. It’s a shame!”
21 Savage shared condolences and acknowledged Gillie’s pain with, “Dam Gill”
Radio personality Sway Calloway also offered his prayers for the grieving family, stating, “Praying for y’all”.
The son of the late rapper Easy-E also sent his love and prayers to the grieving family stating, “🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 send my love n prayers God bless….”.
Police Investigation Continues in Murder
YNG Cheese was with two other men when he was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia on the 5800 block of Mascher Street in the Olney neighborhood at 8:24 p.m. Spady was shot once in the back and taken to the hospital by police and was pronounced dead at 8:39 p.m. Police told NBC10 one of the victims ran over to a nearby home and 10 spent shell casings were located at the scene.
No funeral arrangements have been announced at this early stage.
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