Amid Racism Backlash, A$AP Ferg Opens Up On Yams: “He Was Yoda, Bro”

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A$AP Mob’s A$AP Ferg recently talked about the legacy close pal A$AP Yams left behind him following a mysterious passing earlier this year.

In Ferg’s perspective, the late A$AP Mob founder’s spirit still lives on with his crew.

“I feel his spirit every time I walk out the house,” Ferg tells VIBE. “I talk to his moms like every day. There’s not a day that goes past that I don’t think about Yams. Like I said on my Instagram, ‘Your body is just a shell, your spirit is here forever.’ I really believe that Yams is still here with us, rockin’ with us. He’s the reason why we’re always safe at our shows, and why we keep climbin’ to the top. He foreseen a lot of this stuff. He was Yoda, bro.” (VIBE)

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Last week, New York Times writer Jon Caramanica claimed Yams passed away from mixed drug intoxication on social media.

According to reports, Yams’ funeral service went down in late January in New York City.

On Sunday, late A$AP Mob founder Steven Rodriguez, aka A$AP Yams, was celebrated with a quiet memorial service at New York’s famous Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, an Upper East Side funeral home that has in the past hosted similar such sendoffs for celebrities like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Ed Koch, Judy Garland, John Lennon, Heath Ledger, Aaliyah, Notorious B.I.G., and most recently, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joan Rivers. (The FADER)

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah shed some light on Yams’ passing a few months ago.

“Time heals all wounds,” Ghost added. “One day, we all gotta go, but everything expires. I just had to sit my man down and let him know, ‘After you done with them sneakers, if you fast-forward, you’re never going to put them on no more.’ That’s gone. These clothes are gone. You fast-forward time right now and watch me, all this is off and new things are coming on and even those goes.’ … It’s the memory that really gets you.” (Complex News)

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