The hip-hop community is still reeling over the death of A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams.
After news of Yams' death broke on Sunday, star MCs like Drake, Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky took to social media to send their condolences. That night, A$AP Ferg gave a rest-in-peace shoutout during a concert, and on Tuesday (January 20) Joey Fatts dropped "Stevie World," the first song dedicated to Yams.
The California MC and producer had close ties to the A$AP Mob and went on to produce a track off of Rocky's major-label debut after Yams gave him a shot. It was a chance that Fatts will never forget. "I was sleepin' in my car you came and got me out/ Gave me your card and moved me up inside of Rocky's house/ When times got hard, I hit your phone and we would talk about it/ Now you're gone, can't hit your phone, don't think I can go without it," he spits to start the somber track.
Yams, who was born Steven Rodriguez, started the A$AP Mob and was a driving force behind the unique sound that catapulted the Harlem MCs to rap stardom.
He was reported dead on Sunday after members of the A$AP crew sent out memorial tweets.
Though Yams' cause of death is currently unknown, A$AP Ant spoke to Vlad TV to shoot down speculation that he dead because of a drug overdose.
Through the years, Yams would often accompany Rocky to interviews here at MTV. In 2012, he appeared on "RapFix Live," and he did so again in 2013.
Yams also participated in a fun-filled interview for MTV's Clutch blog back in 2012.