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Asap Mob Founder Asap Yams dies at 26

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26-year-old ASAP Mob founderASAP Yams has reportedly passed away. There’s no further details on this sudden tragedy right now, but several ASAP Mob members have confirmed his death on social media.

Steven Rodriguez—aka Yams—formed the Mob with ASAP Bari and ASAP Illz back in 2007, and met Rocky in 2008; by 2011, they were signing major label deals. As he told the New York Times in 2013, “Rocky’s like Luke Skywalker, and I’m Yoda.” The ambitious hip-hop mogul had had the letters “ASAP” tattooed on his forearm since the age of 17. “We wanted to become big,” he explained in the 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.”
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We send our condolences to A$AP Yams’ loved ones, as well as the A$AP Mob family, during this tough time

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Nelson Mandela: Dead at 95

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Word of Nelson Mandela’s death spread quickly across the United States, bringing with it a mix of reverence and grief for a man who was born in South Africa but in the end belonged to the world.

President Barack Obama ordered American flags to be lowered immediately to half-staff until Monday in tribute to Mandela, a rare honor for a foreign leader

Memorials to the former South African president popped up from Los Angeles to Chicago, where flowers and candles were laid in front of murals bearing his likeness. In Washington, people gathered in front of South Africa’s embassy.

For many Americans, the death of Mandela was akin to losing one of their own.