A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead At 26
A$AP Yams, one of the brainchilds behind New York hip-hop collective A$AP Mob, has passed away. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the rest of the mob have confirmed his death on social media. Born Steven Rodriguez, he was 26.
While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, rumor has it that it was an overdose.
He was a driving force, the mastermind behind mob members (and others from NYC) blowing up. He founded A$AP Mob in 2007 with A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz. By 2010 he had quote the Tumblr following, and shortly after discovered Rocky who with “Purple Swag” and “Peso” helped the mob ink a major label deal and a launching pad for mainstream success.
With many mob members slated to release projects in 2015, you can expect plenty of respect to be paid to Yams, starting today via Instagram:
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family.
— Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
Damn. RIP @ASAPYams
— Mac (@MacMiller) January 18, 2015
So sad about @ASAPYams RIP !
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 18, 2015
Rest in peace A$AP Yams… http://t.co/7x9UWys2eA
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 18, 2015
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
RIP yams. He was at my man hector spot the day rockie recorded Goldie and the day I gave him the… http://t.co/cnQcjjvnTD
— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) January 18, 2015
R.I.P. ASAP Yams. That was a wild boy. May his life be celebrated……
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) January 18, 2015
RIP Yams. this hurts
— 2015 Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 18, 2015
Luv and condolences for YAMS!!! Always felt when he in the room …. RIP …
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) January 18, 2015
Man very sad to hear about Yams, good dude. Prayers go out the his family and A$AP mob
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) January 18, 2015
A$AP crew has always showed me love. Came to my shows. Partying in London. But Yams was the warmest with the most open arms RIP
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 18, 2015
— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) January 18, 2015
Fuck. RIP Yams. Such a smart, funny and clever dude. This is terrible. So much love to the ASAP fam.
— Quavo Ranchero (@atrak) January 18, 2015
Damn RIP Young Yams…
— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) January 18, 2015
Rwg ASAP Yams.
— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) January 18, 2015