A$AP Yams found dead at 26

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died..

Rodriguez was known for helping the group get their hefty paydays with record labels and was a key figure behind the scenes for breakout stars Ferg and A$AP Rocky ‘You will be missed Bro. The ASAP Mob founder passed away at the age of 26 last week, and stars have taken to social media to honour the late musician, with Rihanna posting an illustration of ASAP on Instagram. “Rest in peace Yams.

A$AP Yams, the hip-hop impresario behind A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the A$AP Mob, died over the weekend, prompting many in the hip-hop community to pay tribute on social media. Few details are available regarding the circumstances of A$AP Yams’ — real name Steven Rodriguez — passing, but his record label has confirmed his death. We done touched a lot of ground together, landed on a lot of different soil,” A$AP Ferg wrote in a tribute on Instagram. “You will always be loved & your spirit will live on!” In a second post he wrote: “You were the brilliant mind, you put us on Game, you changed our lives.

Mr Rodriguez told the New York Times that he had struggled with substance abuse and said that in 2013 he choked on his own vomit at the Coachella music festival, while on Xanax and codeine cough syrup. R.i.P YAMZ there can never be another one after you.” According to the Times, Rodriguez “helped shape the taste of a generation, be it the rappers and producers he was working with through ASAP Worldwide, or his own fledgling Yamborghini Records imprint, or the thousands of readers who hung to his every word and recommendation.”

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