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Drake, ASAP Rocky And The Hip-Hop Community Mourn The Unexpected Loss Of ASAP Yams

R.I.P. Yams

In the wake of news that A$AP Yams passed away, many figures in the hip-hop community have mourned the A$AP Mob founder's death while celebrating his life and accomplishments.

Yams, who was born Steven Rodriguez, touched many artists with his personality and his work. Yams had an impact that reached far beyond his A$AP family and he was compared by some to the likes of Puff Daddy.

"You were the brilliant mind,” A$AP Ferg said in a statement on Instagram. “You put us on game. You changed our lives. You changed my life. You changed the world. Rest in peace, Yams. There can never be another one after you.”

Yams also worked extensively with Cutthroat Boys, which includes Joey Fatts, Vince Staples and Aston Matthews. In his posts today, Fatts called Yams his best friend and a savior.

“Yams came and got me out the slums,” Fatts said on Twitter. “I was sleeping in cars and garages. A n—— can’t stop crying. Yams was the first person to care about what me, Vince Staples and Aston Matthews had to say. No one else. He believed in us.

“Yams was the savior of hip-hop,” Fatts added in a separate post. "He was our generation’s next big A&R. Did it for the love.”

A variety of other rappers have also expressed their grief over Yams’ passing online, including Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper and Evidence.