A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams died on January 18th, 2015. Yams (Steven Rodriguez) was 26 years old. A cause of death has not been released.
A$AP Mob is a collective of rappers, and A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg are two of the collective’s most well-known members. A$AP Yams was the mastermind behind the group. The group (and Yams specifically) were profiled by the New York Times last year.
The group’s label RCA Records released a statement:
“All of us at RCA Records are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of A$AP Yams. As one of the creative forces behind A$AP Worldwide, Yams’ vision, humor and dedication to the members of A$AP Mob will always be remembered. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”