A$AP Yams, who once described his role in the A$AP Mob as Yoda to A$AP Rocky's Skywalker, has died at age 26. His passing was mentioned early this morning on social media, but so far we haven't received any details on his death.
Yams (Steve Rodriguez) co-founded the collective in 2007, a year before Rocky came aboard. Since then, he's been known for his beats and for the crafting of the Mob's overall strategy.
We send our condolences to Rodriguez's friends and family. See how Hip Hop has reacted to this sad news below.
R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER A photo posted by PRETTY FLACKO (@asvpxrocky) on
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family. — Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
Damn RIP Young Yams... — #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) January 18, 2015
RIP Yams. this hurts — 2015 Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 18, 2015
Damn. RIP @ASAPYams — Mac (@MacMiller) January 18, 2015
So sad about @ASAPYams RIP ! — M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 18, 2015
Luv and condolences for YAMS!!! Always felt when he in the room .... RIP ... — Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) January 18, 2015
Rwg ASAP Yams. — Cameron (@wizkhalifa) January 18, 2015
Rip my brother!! Shout out to the whole asap fam!! http://t.co/jGM899SRYU — French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) January 18, 2015
Yams was a great spirit . Always wit the jokes good vibes EVERYtime #ripyams— Wale Folarin (@Wale) January 18, 2015