A$AP Rocky Is Working on a New A$AP Yams Album

A$AP Rocky Is Working on a New A$AP Yams Album

Flacko confirms posthumous release.

Published June 1, 2015

The final unfinished album from A$AP Yams will re-emerge as a posthumous release with help from A$AP Rocky.  

Just about a week after dropping his own album, A.L.L.A., Rocky’s new interview with BBC Radio 1 Xtra's Charlie Sloth confirmed that he’s already back to business on the Yams album. “[Yams] started the album before he passed, and he left his notebooks and blueprints." he told Sloth. "I'm just picking up where he left off, me and him was gonna do the album together. He was working on a crazy album.“


Yams, the 26-year-old co-founding member of the A$AP Mob, died from an accidental drug overdose in January, and Rocky promises to give the new project his all. “I’m letting people know that if I do something good, the next thing I do will have to be great," he said. "It’s a good time for hip hop, it’s the right time....I’m not here to just make the best music. It's gotta be right. It has to be for a purpose. I think people need good music, and kids need guidance.“

Lord Flacko routinely sidesteps the role model title, but in talking about Yams, he explained that he does want to inspire. “I just lead by example, and learn from my mistakes,” noted the Harlem rapper. “That’s what I tell people and kids who look up to me and stuff. I’m only human, I’m not perfect. I try to be a perfectionist but I’m only 26, so to some degree I’m still irresponsible.”   

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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