A week ago on January, 18th 2015, the world was stunned by the tragic news of Steven Rodriguez‘s (also know as A$AP Yams) passing. As one of the founding members of the Mob, Yams served an integral role in A$AP, often acting as a ‘spirit guide,’ something highlighted in his 2013 interview with The New York Times. On Monday, family and friends gathered at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel to pay their final respects; the same chapel that played host to the farewells of John Lennon, Aaliyah and The Notorious B.I.G.
The shocking news left many of us in disbelief. And while we continue to mourn his passing, it is important to note that Yams’ impact transcends far beyond music and culture. His legacy will continue to live on through the countless people whose lives he’s touched.
Since his passing, the outpour of support from fans, artists, and media outlets alike has been inspiring. From countless art, personal memoirs, and even articles in The New York Times to CNN, it’s amazing to see just how far Yams’ influence went.
To help us reflect on Yamborghini‘s legacy I’ve compiled a list of links from the last week and times prior:
- A$AP Yams personal Tumblr and Twitter
- A$AP Yams fan art via the A$AP Art Tumblr
- An appraisal by Jon Caramanica in The New York Times
- Remembering A$AP Yams, the Puerto Rican R. Kelly via MassAppeal
- From Tumblr to God’s Ears, Complex Magazine’s obituary
- The music world mourns A$AP Yams on social media via The FADER
- A collection of classic A$AP Yams Tweets via The Masked Gorilla
- Joey Fatts tribute song to A$AP Yams titled “Stevie World“
- A$AP Mob Share Their Favorite Photos Of ASAP Yams via XXL Magazine
- All of Yams’ “Remember Them Days” posts from IMNOTATOY
- A$AP Yams favorite albums via Complex Magazine
- A$AP Yams talks Dipset, Drake, and Rocky’s Origins in lost 2012 interview via Jeff Weiss
- Disrespectful Radio: The A$AP Yams Episode via FakeShoreDrive
- A$AP Yams best compilations via Complex Magazine
- A$AP Yams Remembered With Quiet NYC Memorial via The FADER
- BlackOutBoyz Radio shows on Soundcloud
- Elliot Wilson’s Yams Tribute on his Keep It Thoro podcast
- Joey Bada$$ Reflects on A$AP Yams’ Legacy via Complex Magazine
- A$AP Ferg and A$AP Yams Take Over Complex News Telecast via Complex Magazine
- VFILES TMI with A$AP Yams
- A$AP Yams and Mob Interview with HYPETRAK in Tokyo
- A$AP Yams Talks Tumblr & Hip-Hop with Complex Magazine
- A$AP Yams Breaks Down A$AP Rocky’s Song Influences for The New York Times
- Mob Ties: Meet A$AP Yams via VIBE
- A$AP Yams Interview with Lord Of The Pyramid
Rest in Paradise Yamborghini. A$AP Forever. YAMS FOREVER.
~ A$AP Online
if i die before i wake i pray that A$AP will be great my momma good and my girl be late so it’ll be another me and the world be straight
— …… (@ASAPYams) April 26, 2012