A$AP Yams Passes Away at 26
by Staff Editor
A$AP Yams has passed away at the age of 26.
Yams, birth name Steven Rodriguez, was a founding member and mastermind behind A$AP Mob. Yams is credited with giving the members of A$AP Mob, which includes A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast and many more, direction and guiding them into the force they’ve become in both music and fashion.
Details on his death are scarce at the moment, but we’ll be sure to provide those as they become known. Many members of A$AP Mob, and the hip-hop community at large, have taken to social media to pass along their condolences.
ALWAYS STRIVE AND PROSPER. RIP YAMS A photo posted by A$AP Mob (@asapmob) on
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family.
— Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
Sitting here crying for the dude yams – Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 18, 2015
A.S.A.P YAMS should be remembered as a leader, an innovator and most importantly as an important part of NYC youth culture. — AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
May he rest in peace. My condolences go out to his family and the rest of the ASAPMOB.
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
Damn RIP Young Yams… — #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) January 18, 2015
R.I.P. Yams man. Fuck.
— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) January 18, 2015
My Brother. My Lil Big Homie. I will Forever celebrate your memory. The energy you gave was something that had to be witnessed to be understood. Eternally grateful for having known you. #stevenrodriguez #steviee #Yams #yamborghini #lilbighomie #the architect ALWAYS STRIVE AND PROSPER. A photo posted by Chace Infinite (@chace_infinite) on
Prayers to the ASAP Mob and family. RIP Yams.
— Rapsody (@rapsodymusic) 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
Luv and condolences for YAMS!!! Always felt when he in the room …. RIP …
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) January 18, 2015