A$AP Mob founding member A$AP Yams dead at 26

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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — A member of the Harlem-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.

RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music confirmed the death of A$AP Yams, whose real name is Steven Rodriguez. Circumstances of his death were unavailable.

He was 26-years-old.

Members of A$AP Mob have taken to social media to remember Yams.


“You will be missed bro,” A$AP Ferg wrote on Tumblr. “We done touched a lot of ground together, landed on a lot of different soil. You will always be loved & your spirit will live on.”

On Twitter, several artists including Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Action Bronson paid their respects to Yams.

In a statement, RCA Records wrote, “All of us at RCA Records are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of A$AP Yams. As one of the creative forces behind A$AP Worldwide, Yams’ vision, humor and dedication to the members of A$AP Mob will always be remembered. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

The A$AP Mob collective includes Rocky and Ferg, both Grammy-nominated performers.