A$AP Yams Passes Away

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Steven Rodriquez
, better known as A$AP Yams has passed away. He was 26 years old.

Details of his death have yet to be made public, but no foul play is thought to be involved. The news has been confirmed by A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg among other members of A$AP Mob via social media.

R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER

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Condolences poured out from members of the hip hop community with everyone from Talib Kweli to Mac Miller sharing their thoughts.

A$AP Yams was the co-founder of the A$AP Mob. As a teenager he interned at Diplomat Records and at 17 years old formed A$AP Mob with A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz. Yams used his tumblr to share his love of fashion and art. Concepts that featured heavily in A$AP Mob’s popularity. World famous paper The New York Times profiled Yams. In the article he revealed:

We wanted to become big, but we didn’t want to do it by hopping on somebody else’s wave. We wanted to come in the game with our own wave.’