Speaking to the New York Times, Rocky admits that Yams had a long history of drug abuse. "He always had a struggle with drugs," Rocky said. "That was his thing." Rocky also describes the night Yams died, this past January, revealing that he and A$AP Lou discovered Yams (real name Steven Rodriguez) in his bed covered in vomit.
"I just look at his face. I look at [A$AP] Lou. You could just tell. We knew," Rocky said. "I was scared. I was wilding on everybody, like, 'Who let him do drugs?,' even though you can't blame nobody."
In the detailed interview, Rocky describes the mastermind behind the Harlem hip hop collective as "a mystery. He was like the Great Gatsby." He also reminisces about the duo's early days in the New York hip hop scene and explains how Yams's drug use put a strain on their friendship.
A$AP Yams died on January 18 at the age of 26.
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