A$AP Yams, the founder of A$AP Mob, has died at the age of 26, according to social media posts from other members of the hip-hop collective, including A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. No further details, including a cause of death, have been released.
A$AP Yams, real name Steven Rodriguez, founded A$AP Mob in 2007 when he was still only 17. The group has gone on to launch the careers of several prominent rappers including A$AP Rocky.
Yams was a prolific user of Tumblr, using the platform to express his style and influences, and in an interview with the New York Times in 2013 said “Rocky’s like Luke Skywalker and I’m Yoda.”
The hip-hop community has paid tribute on social media. Check out below.
Tweets on Twitter:
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family. — Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
Damn RIP Young Yams…
— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) January 18, 2015
RIP Yams. this hurts
— 2015 Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 18, 2015
Damn. RIP @ASAPYams
— Mac (@MacMiller) January 18, 2015
So sad about @ASAPYams RIP !
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 18, 2015
Luv and condolences for YAMS!!! Always felt when he in the room …. RIP …
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) January 18, 2015
Rwg ASAP Yams.
— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) January 18, 2015
Rip my brother!! Shout out to the whole asap fam!! http://t.co/jGM899SRYU
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) January 18, 2015
Yams was a great spirit . Always wit the jokes good vibes EVERYtime #ripyams
— Wale Folarin (@Wale) January 18, 2015
RIP A$AP YAMS
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