This is definitely not the news I wanted to wake up to.
Steven Rodriguez, also known as A$AP Yams, has tragically passed away this morning. Known for his hilarious non sequiturs, birthmark and trademark business savvy, Rodriguez was pivotal in the creation and foundation of the A$AP Mob, as well as guide the careers and current success of both A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg.
The news was first confirmed on the A$AP Mob’s Twitter account.
— A$AP MOB (@ASAPMOB) January 18, 2015
Rocky, Ferg, Drake and Ty Dolla $ign, and many more all took to their respective social media accounts to pay tribute to their fallen friend.
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family.
— Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
Damn. RIP @ASAPYams
— Mac (@MacMiller) January 18, 2015
RIP Yams pic.twitter.com/UhwjPLdQMb
— A$AP Bigga Bar$ (@TOASTOTHEGOD) January 18, 2015
Yams was 26.