Cause of death yet to be announced
Steven Rodriguez, aka A$AP Yams, founding member of A$AP Mob, has died aged 26.
The news has been announced by fellow members of the rap collective, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, via Instagram. The cause of death has yet to be released.
“R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER,” posted Rocky alongside a picture of Rodriguez. “R.i.P Bro see you in paradise,” wrote Ferg.
Yams was instrumental in the formation of A$AP Mob in 2007 and the group went on to release the 2012 mixtape ‘Lords Never Worry’. He is also credited as being a key figure in Rocky’s solo success, telling The New York Times in 2013 that “Rocky’s like Luke Skywalker, and I’m Yoda”.