A$AP Yams, Member of Rap Collective A$AP Mob, Dies

  | January 19, 2015 20:55 IST
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Yams founded the hip hop collective ASAP Mob in 2007

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.

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

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