A$AP Yams, member of rap collective A$AP Mob, dies

AP News
Posted: Jan 18, 2015 3:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.

RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music confirmed the death of A$AP Yams, whose real name is Steven Rodriguez. Circumstances of his death were unavailable.

RCA Records said Yams would be remembered for his "vision, humor and dedication" to the members of the A$AP Mob collective. Polo Grounds Music said Yams was "a driving force" in the group and would be missed.

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The A$AP Mob collective includes Rocky and Ferg, both Grammy-nominated performers.