A$AP Yams, member of A$AP Mob, dies aged 26

A$AP Yams, real name Steven Rodriguez. Picture: Chad Batka
A$AP Yams, real name Steven Rodriguez. Picture: Chad Batka
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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 Rodriguez’s death were unavailable.

RCA Records said Yams would be remembered for his “vision, humour 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.

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