YBC Bam Bio, Wiki
YBC Bam whose real name was was Sean Williams is a Granite City, Illinois, rapper who is being reported to have died following a shooting on June 4th. He was 18 years old. Granite City is located 10 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.
YBC Bam Music | Instagram
The rapper had more than 30,000 followers on his Instagram page. He went by the moniker Alejandro Sosa on his profile, the name of one of the antagonists in the 1983 movie, Scarface.
According to YBC Bam’s Spotify page, he released one album, Life of a Yungin’, during his career. The majority of YBC Bam’s listeners were in St. Louis, Chicago and East Saint Louis.
On his Twitter page, YBC Bam gives his location at Madison, Illinois. YBC Bam’s final tweet came on June 3. It read, “BLACK POWER!”
On June 5, a post on YBC Bam’s Instagram page showed a photo of the slain rapper with his mother. The caption on the photo read, “I love you baby boy! I’m going to truly miss my mini me, my twin! A part of my 💔is broken! #RIHBAM.”
YBC Bam Girlfriend (Ashaia Rivera)
At the time of his death, YBC Bam was in a relationship with a girl named Ashaia Rivera. Rivera paid tribute to the slain rapper on her Instagram story saying:
Y’all don’t know him how I know him and he was just so f****n perfect in my eyes I can’t believe God let this happen. I’m so angry and hurt. My blood is boiling i love him so much this boy is my backbone/rod/bestfriend/first love and now I’m forced to let all that go. We so close I can feel him he is apart of me and I just feel his anger.
On her Twitter page, Rivera tweeted:
Ion have no heart. Bam was my heart & he gone. He know he was my heart & motivation & I wish we could live our lives as we planned. I keep ranting because I wish I could just talk to him. I never imagined life without my baby. im so angry.
Ion have no heart. Bam was my heart & he gone. He know he was my heart & motivation & I wish we could live our lives as we planned. I keep ranting because I wish I could just talk to him. I never imagined life without my baby. im so angry 😪
— Nuni Dior (@nunidior) June 5, 2020
YBC Bam Shot Dead
YBC Bam died following a shooting on June 4th. He was 18 years old. Southern Illinois hip-hop platform 619 Hip-Hop tweeted that it was “reported” that YBC Bam had been shot dead in Granite City, Illinois. Local media reports show that there was one shooting in Granite City on June 4. KMOV reports that the shooting took place along the 2500 block of Madison Ave.
#YBCBam has reportedly been killed in a shooting last night in Granite City. He was only 18 years old. We are sending prayers to him, his family, friends and loved ones. 🙏 #LongLiveBam #YBC pic.twitter.com/9K4cqLbuiY
— 618 Hip-Hop (@618_HipHop) June 5, 2020
Fox St. Louis reports that the shooting took place around 10:00 p.m. The station’s report says that one man was found dead at the scene. The deceased man was found “in a truck behind a home.” The Alton Telegraph reports that the deceased man died at Gateway Regional Medical Center.
Among those paying tribute to YBC Bam in the comments section of that post are Ohio State University basketball star E.J. Liddell and University of Kentucky basketball commit Cam’Ron Fletcher as well as St. Louis hip-hop star Luh Kel.
One Suspect in Custody
One person in custody and are searching for two others. The shooting is being investigated by the Major Case Squad of the Greater St. Louis Area and the Granite City Police.