A$AP Yams, a founding member of the A$AP Mob, has died at the age of 26.

The circumstances of his death are still unknown but fellow A$AP Mob members like A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg sorrowfully confirmed his passing on social media Sunday (Jan. 18) morning.

Born Steven Rodriguez, A$AP Yams was known as one the prominent members of the hip-hop Tumblr community and a charismatic presence in the genre. In discussing his role in the A$AP Mob, Yams famously told the New York Times, “Rocky’s like Luke Skywalker and I’m Yoda.”

The hip-hop community spent Sunday morning offering its respect and condolences.


This is a developing story, we will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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