Yams died in January of this year age 26
A$AP Rocky has confirmed that he is working on a posthumous album by the late A$AP Yams.
The rapper, who released new album ‘A.L.L.A.’ on May 26, confirmed that he will helm the tribute to Yams, who died aged 26 in January of this year.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth, Rocky confirmed that “Now I’m working on [A$AP] Yams’ album,” adding that Yams “started the album before he passed, and he left his notebooks and blueprints.”
“I’m just picking up where he left off — me and him was gonna do the album together,” Rocky later said. “He was working on a crazy album.”
The rapper went on to say that the album has to be even better than his own ‘A.L.L.A’ in order for him to release it. “I’m letting people know that if I do something good the next thing I do will have to be great.”
‘A.L.L.A’ is the follow-up to 2013 debut ‘Long.Live.ASAP’. Guests on the album include Miguel and Rod Stewart. Kanye West appears on ‘Jukebox Joints’ while MIA features alongside Future on the song ‘Fine Whine’. British singer-songwriter Joe Fox also appears on both songs, as he does on five songs in total on the album.
Other artists with credits on the album include Juicy J, UGK, James Fauntelroy, Mos Def, Acyde and Yams.
‘Holy Ghost’ (feat. Joe Fox)
‘Canal St.’ (feat. Bones)
‘Fine Whine’ (feat. M.I.A., Future & Joe Fox)
‘Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2’
‘Electric Body’ (feat. Schoolboy Q)
‘Jukebox Joints’ (feat. Kanye West & Joe Fox)
‘Max B’ (feat. Joe Fox)
‘Pharsyde’ (feat. Joe Fox)
‘Wavybone’ (feat. Juicy J & UGK)
‘Westside Highway’ (feat. James Fauntleroy)
‘M’$’ (feat. Lil’ Wayne)
‘Everyday’ (feat. Rod Stewart & Miguel)
‘Back Home’ (feat. Mos Def, Acyde & Yams)
Speaking to NME recently, the hip-hop star and A$AP Mob leader stated that the record “doesn’t have any singles on it”. Rocky added, “I’ll do what the fuck I want. That’s the only way to do it. I’d be confused if I tried to fit in. I’m an innovator.”
Rocky also revealed to NME that he was inspired by The Beatles when recording the album. “It’s just so inspirational to go against the grain,” he said. “The Beatles were at the top of their careers and doing all that pop shit. Then they do some leftfield shit – and it worked. Those guys were geniuses.”