A$AP Mob Co-Founder Dies at the Age of 26

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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.”

Drake, Danny Brown, Kreayshawn, Azealia Banks, and many others paid their respects online.