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19 January 2015, 10:03
Hip-hop stars share their condolences after the passing of A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams.
Artists from the hip-hop community have paid tribute to A$AP Mob's founding member, A$AP Yams.
Drake, Azealia Banks, Mac Miller and members of the A$AP Mob, including A$AP Rocky, have taken to Twitter and Instagram to share their condolences.
It was reported yesterday (Sunday 18th January) by A$AP Bari that Yams, real name Steven Rogriguez, had passed away age 26. The cause of death is still unknown.
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family.— Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
A.S.A.P YAMS should be remembered as a leader, an innovator and most importantly as an important part of NYC youth culture.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
May he rest in peace. My condolences go out to his family and the rest of the ASAPMOB.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
RIP @ASAPYams— A$AP MOB (@ASAPMOB) January 18, 2015
Damn. RIP @ASAPYams— Mac (@MacMiller) January 18, 2015
A$AP Yams grew up in Harlem New York and founded hip-hop collective A$AP Mob at the young age of 17, alongside other members A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz. He's responsible for launching the careers of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and many other members of the collective.