ASAP Mob founder Steven Rodriguez, better known in the music world as ASAP Yams or Yamborghini, has passed away at the age of 26.
His death has been confirmed, but no details on his cause of death have officially been released. Fans believe the rapper died of a drug overdose, with his final tweet referencing codeine.
Rodriguez previously revealed his addiction to codeine and Xanax. He tweeted that he was in a “rehab” (detox) in July.
His last tweet, on Saturday, was also reference to codeine.
Rodriguez is a founder of the A$AP Mob, credited with helping the careers of breakout stars A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. In a 2013 New York Times profile, Yams broke down his role as, “Rocky’s like Luke Skywalker, and I’m Yoda.”
After news of ASAP Yams’ death began to spread on social media, countless tributes have poured in from both the A$AP Mob and the hip-hop community.
In a statement, RCA Records wrote, “All of us at RCA Records are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of A$AP Yams. As one of the creative forces behind A$AP Worldwide, Yams’ vision, humor and dedication to the members of A$AP Mob will always be remembered. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
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