Artists have paid tribute to hip hop legend A$AP Yams, who has reportedly died at the age of 26.
Drake, Azealia Banks and other members of the A$AP Mob have posted messages of condolence to friends and family of the Mob co-founder.
Steven Rodriguez, aka Yams, grew up on the southern edge of Harlem. He co-founded the Mob - one of the most successful hip hop collectives in recent years -with fellow New Yorkers A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz in 2007.
"We wanted to become big," he explained in an NYT profile, "but we didn't want to do it by hopping on somebody else's wave. We wanted to come in the game with our own wave."
There are currently no further details available and there is yet to be any official confirmation of Yams' passing.
Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family.
— Drizzy (@Drake) January 18, 2015
R.I.P YAMS— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
A.S.A.P YAMS should be remembered as a leader, an innovator and most importantly as an important part of NYC youth culture.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
May he rest in peace. My condolences go out to his family and the rest of the ASAPMOB.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) January 18, 2015
Wow RIP A$AP Yams what a good dude. Gone way too young, way too soon. You will be missed A$AP fam my condolences— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 18, 2015
Damn that's wild Rest In Peace @ASAPYams cool and a smart ass dude praying for the ASAP MOB rite now!!!— Chevy Woods (@CHEVYWOODS) January 18, 2015
RIP @ASAPYams— A$AP MOB (@ASAPMOB) January 18, 2015