May he rest in peace.
A$AP Yams, the co-founder and genius behind the A$AP Mob, has passed away at the age of 26. No details on the cause of death have been revealed.
You may not know or heard of A$AP Yams, but he was a prominent figure in the modern hip-hop world. As a founding member of A$AP Mob, he was responsible for recruiting A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, who would go on to be the crew’s two breakout members.
Yam was one of the first to realise the potential of Tumblr as a platform for hip-hop taste making and mixtape distribution and used it to popularise his crew. The hip-hop community has paid tribute to Yam on social media.
— A$AP MOB (@ASAPMOB) January 18, 2015
R.i.P Bro see you in paradise #asapferg #asapmob #cozyboy #yamborgini #yamz A photo posted by asapferg (@asapferg) on
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family. — Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
So sad about @ASAPYams RIP !
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 18, 2015
jesus… RIP yams. Like the first dude to post my music in high school and give me the time of day pic.twitter.com/7EIbMasCXP
— ry sremmurd (@ryanhemsworth) January 18, 2015
Our deepest condolences go out to A$AM Yam’s loved ones.