Remembering A$AP Yams

admin / 27 Jan, 2015

Photo from The New York Times.

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:

Rest in Paradise Yamborghini. A$AP Forever. YAMS FOREVER.

~ A$AP Online


Artwork by Marko Sejat.