Hip-hop mogul passed away in January 2015
A book of A$AP Yams’ best tweets will be published later this month to commemorate the first anniversary of his death.
Yams, better known as the mogul behind the careers of A$ap Rocky and assorted members of A$AP Mob, died aged 26 on January 18 last year.
Yams Day takes place on January 18 this year and New York artist Ajani Brathwaite has edited a book of the late star’s best Twitter posts. A$AP Yams had close to 100,000 followers at the time of his death and was known for humourous tweets about the rap world and his party lifestyle. The book is available to pre-order now at a price of $40 (£). All proceeds will be donated to the family of A$AP Yams.
A$AP Rocky will perform at a tribute concert to Yams on January 18 at Terminal 5 in New York. Joey Bada$$ and Lil Uzi Vert are also on the bill.
Speaking last year A$AP Rocky confirmed that he is working on a posthumous album by the late A$AP Yams.
The rapper announced that he will helm the tribute to Yams. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth, Rocky confirmed that “Now I’m working on [A$AP] Yams’ album,” adding that Yams “started the album before he passed, and he left his notebooks and blueprints.”
“I’m just picking up where he left off — me and him was gonna do the album together,” Rocky later said. “He was working on a crazy album.”
The rapper went on to say that the album has to be even better than his 2015 effort ‘At. Long. Last. A$AP’ in order for him to release it.