Gone too soon – Rest in Peace A$AP Yams

| January 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Hip-hop executive A$AP Yams, has passed away at age 26. We have yet to learn the details surrounding his death.

Yams, who was born as Stephen Rodriguez founded the Harlem-based hip hop collective that started the career of A$AP Rocky. A$AP Mob is a collection of rappers, video directors and fashion designers.  He was also co-owner of the A$AP Worldwide label.

RCA Records released the following statement.

“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,”

Artist including Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Chance the Rapper and Azealia Banks have expressed their condolences

Yams previously struggled with drug addiction but is still unclear if this played a factor in his death.

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