Rapper A$AP Yams, the founder and co-owner of A$AP Worldwide, died on January 18 when he was found unconscious in his Brooklyn apartment. A few weeks later, it’s been ruled that Yams, whose real name was Steven Rodriguez, died of an accidental acute mixed drug intoxication.
According to the New York Times, A$AP Yams’ test revealed that he had opiates and benzodiazepine in his system. The test results were ruled in an email by New York City’s chief medical examiner.
As stated, on January 18, the rapper was found unresponsive in his Brooklyn apartment. He was taken to the Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn where he was later pronounced dead.
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A$AP made a lasting impression throughout his short career as the founder of A$AP Mob. The group consisted of producers, rappers, and video directors who all had a similar moniker and interest in fashion, music, and art. Notable members of the mob include A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ferg, and Da$h.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, A$AP Yams battled drug addiction in the past. In July of 2014, he entered rehab to kick his addiction with Xanax and codeine. Later on, he took to Twitter to explain his stance on the substance “lean,” or what is commonly known as Sizzurp, which is a drink that contains codeine, Sprite, Promethazine VC, and other substances.
“That lean sh** corny now I apologize for even glorifying that bullsh** its embarrassing it destroyed too many lives. It’s disrespectful to the families who lost loved ones to that demon for us to be flaunting that addiction rip pimp c.”
Back when news hit that it was likely A$AP died of a drug overdose, A$AP Ant denied these claims.
“That’s not what it is. People keep talking saying he overdosed on Xanax and s*** like that. No, that’s not what happened at all. It wasn’t that at all.”
As for the media coverage, Ant said, “Everybody on Instagram posting pictures of Rocky at the hospital where he passed away at, ya’ll looking like females and the tabloids. That’s not any of your business to post that. That’s private for somebody. I would want to see a picture of me on the internet going to the hospital to see my grandfather while he’s dying. I wouldn’t want to see that.”
At the time of his death, A$AP Yams was 26-years-old.
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