In a recent interview with The New York Times, A$AP Rocky discussed the details surrounding the death of A$AP Mob architect, A$AP Yams, who was just announced to have passed away due to an acute mixed-drug intoxication. Having forged a friendship since 2007, Rocky said of Yams, "[he] was like a mystery. He was like the Great Gatsby." While a choice excerpt appears below, head here to read the entire piece.

The night of Yams’s death, Rocky was one of several friends hanging out in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment Yams shared with ASAP Lou, another member of the crew. At around 3 a.m., Lou pulled him aside and told him something was wrong. Yams wouldn’t wake up, and there was vomit on the bed. They turned him over. “I just look at his face. I look at Lou. You could just tell. We knew,” Rocky said. “I was scared,” he said. “I was wilding on everybody, like, ‘Who let him do drugs?,’ even though you can’t blame nobody.” (The office of New York City’s chief medical examiner ruled the death an accident caused by acute mixed drug intoxication, including opiates and benzodiazepine. A spokeswoman declined to elaborate on the specific drugs found in his system.) They all went to Woodhull Medical Center, where Rocky was met by his ex-girlfriend, the model Chanel Iman. “They were tight,” he said. “She really took it hard, man. She was crying more than me.” For Rocky, whose brother was killed when Rocky was 13 and whose father died in 2012, the support was notable, and a relief. “You know when you lose somebody, you start to feel alone?” he asked. “I don’t feel like that at all this time.”

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