A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead at 26

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead at 26.

A$AP Mob founder Steven Rodriguez, better known in the music world as A$AP Yams or Yamborghini, has died, his label confirmed in a statement. New of his apparent death first emerged when the official Twitter account for A$AP Mob tweeted ‘RIP @ASAPYams’ followed by posting an Instagram picture of him.Azealia Banks tweeted: “R.I.P Yams,” before later adding: “A.S.A.P YAMS should be remembered as a leader, an innovator and most importantly as an important part of NYC youth culture…

The news broke via Twitter, with a number of accounts associated with the hip-hop collective tweeting the message RIP, including the main A$AP Mob account, before it was confirmed by his record label, Sony/RCA. “All of us at RCA Records are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of A$AP Yams,” the record company said. “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. While cause of death and other details remain unknown, nearly every member of the A$AP Mob, the Harlem hip-hop collective that Yams established and helped bring to prominence, have taken to social media to mourn their founder. “You will be missed Bro.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.” Yams, real name Steven Rodriguez, was 26, was behind-the-scenes figure in A$AP Mob, helping plot to A$AP Rocky’s rise to stardom. As a 2013 New York Times profile put it: “Much of what you hear in Rocky — a fully assimilated take on hip-hop styles from across the country and from across time periods — can be traced back to Yams, who spent his formative years studying the genre, then learning how to transmit his taste to others. Hip-hop has long been obsessed with fealty to a specific place and time, and Yams’s vision of the genre as an open house, not a fortress, qualifies as a radical one.”

We wanted to come in the game with our own wave.” “I got to chill,” A$AP Yams admitted two years before his death. “It’s not a good look up there in the office.

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