Earlier this week, A$AP Ferg spent his Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the nation’s capital, giving back to the Washington D.C. community.

The Harlem native visited the Eliot-Hine middle school in Northeast D.C., alongside VH1’s Save The Music initiative and the non-profit national service organization City Year.

Ferg assisted a handful of volunteers throughout the day, enhancing the school’s music room with an elaborative mural.

Local radio station WPGC 95.5 was also on hand to speak to the A$AP Mob member about his involvement and reflect on his close friend Yams’ death.

“This is a tough time in my life, I want to be around family, be around friends and people that genuinely care about my well-being and just my fans that love my music and love what I do,” Ferg explained. “That’s why I came here. I came to give back to the kids. I came to talk to the kids, tell them that they can do whatever they want to do in life. I’ve made it… I’m just here to let kids know that you can dream big, you can put out any type of music that you want to put out.”

“I know that Yams is looking down right now and there’s a big smile on his face right now,” he continued.

The night before, Ferg and YG performed at the nearby Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD as part of their “Best Coast” tour.

Check out 95.5’s full interview with Ferg below:

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