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A$AP Founder Yams Dies at the Age of 26

January 19, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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(Rolling Stone)–A$AP Mob founder Steven Rodriguez aka A$AP Yams or Yamborghini, has died at the age of 26, The announcement was made by his label.
The details into the cause of his death have not been released, all the members of the A$AP Mob, the Harlem hip-hop collective that Yams helped establish expressed their sorrow on social media. “You will be missed Bro. We done touched a lot of ground together, landed on a lot of different soil,” A$AP Ferg wrote on Tumblr. “You will always be loved & your spirit will live on!”

Since news of A$AP Yams’ death first began to spread on social media, countless tributes have poured in from both the A$AP Mob and the hip-hop community.

“Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family,” Drake tweeted, while Wale wrote, “Yams was a great spirit. Always wit the jokes good vibes EVERYtime.” Chamillionaire, Danny Brown, Lil B, Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Wiz Khalifa and countless more have all paid their respects to Yams on Twitter. “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 tweeted.

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