Yams in 2012
|Born||Jesus Steven Manuel Rodriguez Paulino
November 13, 1988
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
|Died||January 18, 2015
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jesus Steven Manuel Rodriguez Paulino (November 13, 1988 - January 18, 2015), professionally known as ASAP Yams (stylized as A$AP Yams), was an American music executive, A&R, and co-founder of the A$AP Worldwide record label. Hailing from the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, he is one of the three founding members of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker.
In 2006, A$AP Yams formed the hip hop collective internationally known as A$AP Mob, with fellow New Yorkers A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz. The collective would later include A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy, among others.
Throughout his career as a music executive, Yams was executive producer for many of A$AP Mob's and their members' albums. He was executive producer on A$AP Mob's 2012 mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, A$AP Rocky's 2013 studio album LONG.LIVE.A$AP, A$AP Ferg's 2013 studio album Trap Lord, and A$AP Rocky's 2015 studio album AT.LONG.LAST A$AP.
In September 2014, Yams appeared in the Noisey documentary "A$AP Rocky: SVDDXNLY" alongside A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twelvyy.
On January 18, 2015, Yams was found dead at the age of 26. The cause of death was ruled an overdose due to mixed drug intoxication. However ASAP Mob members and affiliates say Yams died due to his sleep apnea, which caused asphyxiation and pulmonary aspiration.
|"The Wave Matthews Band"||2013||Joey Fatts, Dash||Chipper Jones, Vol. 2|
|"I'm Ready"||2015||Bodega Bamz||Sidewalk Exec|
|"Back Home"||ASAP Rocky, Mos Def, A-Cyde||At. Long. Last. ASAP|
|"Chamber Lock"||2016||ASAP TyY||Best Kept Secret|