A$AP Yams Laid to Rest in New York [VIDEO]
A$AP Yams, the influential leader of A$AP Mob, was laid to rest Sunday (Jan. 25) at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in New York. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg were among the mourners who gathered at the ceremony to bid farewell to their “spirit guide.”
Prior to the funeral, over 100 fans came together for a public memorial for Yams, who passed away on Jan. 18. His cause of death has not been released. A private service was held later in the evening for close friends and family.
Rocky denied rumors that Yams had died of a drug overdose. “People were saying that Yams overdosed on drugs -- he didn’t overdose on any drugs,” he told Billboard after performing at the Sundance Film Festival. “I feel like people feel that way because that’s all he’s in pictures doing."
Although the Harlem rhymer is in mourning, he's appreciative of the outpouring of prayers and support from his fellow rappers. “I’ll be back in my zone in a bit,” he said. “I’ll be fine. God is good and I keep all hope and faith.”
A$AP Yams may be gone but he won’t be forgotten. The mastermind’s spirit will be felt on Rocky’s still-untitled second album, which will also feature production from Dangermouse.
“Dangermouse and Yams -- I’m really intrigued for people to hear how that combination sounds. Yams manifested his powers into it,” Rocky attests.
Rest in peace, A$AP Yams.
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