Born Steven Rodriquez, Yams had more of a behind-the-scenes role in the Mob, often compared to Dame Dash or Diddy.
Yams' cause of death is unknown, but as MissInfo points out, Yams had previously been treated for drug addiction related to Xanax and codeine abuse. "That lean shit corny now i apologize for even glorifying that bullshit its embarrassing it destroyed too many lives," he tweeted in 2012.
His last tweet, however, was also a reference to sipping lean.
Yams' fellow A$AP Mob members, as well as other associates from the rap community, have remembered him across social media. Read some reactions below.
BODEINE BRAZY— ...... (@ASAPYams) January 17, 2015
R.I.P MY BROTHER YAMS. I LOVE YOU FOREVER. I'M LOST FOR WORDS. pic.twitter.com/mgccYjHVKP
— The Real ILLZ. (@ASVPXILLZ) January 18, 2015
LOVE YOU YAMS RIP
— A$AP ANT / ygAddieRO (@ygAddie) January 18, 2015
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family.
— Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
REST IN PEACE TO MY NIGGA YAMS. BRO. THIS SHIT IS FUCK. MAN. I PRAY FOR MY ASAP FAM. MANNNNN
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) January 18, 2015
Damn. RIP @ASAPYams
— Mac (@MacMiller) January 18, 2015
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
Damn RIP Young Yams…
— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) January 18, 2015
Fuck. RIP Yams. Such a smart, funny and clever dude. This is terrible. So much love to the ASAP fam.
— Quavo Ranchero (@atrak) January 18, 2015
RIP Yams.😣 this hurts
— 2015 Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 18, 2015
So sad about @ASAPYams RIP !
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 18, 2015
Yams was a great spirit . Always wit the jokes good vibes EVERYtime #ripyams
— Wale Folarin (@Wale) January 18, 2015