A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams dies at 26

January 18, 2015 8:52 PM

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A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams dies at 26

Yams ran a popular hip hop blog before founding A$AP Mob, a collective that now includes rappers like A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky. “Yams is the hip-hop encyclopedia,” Rocky told New York Times for a 2013 profile on Yams. “He’s no joke. That’s one person I can’t front on when it comes to music.”

A$AP Mob members have been posting tributes to Yams online since news of his death broke, including one from Ferg that addresses Yams directly: “You were the brilliant mind, you put us on Game, you changed our lives,” he said in a Tumblr post. “You changed my life, you changed the world.”

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