A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead At 26


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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:

R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER

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ALWAYS STRIVE AND PROSPER. RIP YAMS

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