With A$AP Yams Day quickly approaching, the tribute concert is scheduled to take place in New York City on January 18, Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky was asked what fans can expect at the concert, during a recent radio interview.
According to the A$AP Mob lyricist, those attending can expect a lot of love.
“It’s so much loved ones and stuff, man,” A$AP Rocky said. “I just look forward to a fun day…It’s about everybody spreading that love. It’s like I wanna see 1 Train. I wanna see 1 Train…I’m using that as an analogy. I wanna see that amongst Hip Hop, but in the physical. Sportsmanship, everybody just respecting each other as individual artists and appreciating each other.”
A$AP Rocky also recalled working with A$AP Yams to take A$AP Mob, which was less of a rap collective when it first began, to the next level.
“Before people knew about me, I would have to say it was only me and A$AP Yams who kinda developed A$AP Rocky at those stages because I didn’t—He had a Tumblr. He interned at Warner Bros,” he said. “He knew producers and he’d get beats and all that other stuff…We structured it together. A$AP was just all about getting fly. Going around Harlem to the cookouts and all that other stuff. I’m like ‘Nah, we gotta do something with this, man.’”
In regards to making the cover of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” issue, the rapper revealed that he was most proud of the way he was portrayed on the cover.
“Don’t get me wrong,” Rocky said. “We talk about cars and stuff like that every now and then. And we like that kind of stuff. And money and jewelry. Why not? But we don’t personify it. It doesn’t symbolize who we are as individuals. And guys like us, we don’t get glorified for that side of us every day. So, for me to be on the cover without chains and bracelets. A Dior suit on that I actually picked. I think that’s kinda tight, man.”
Video of A$AP Rocky speaking on A$AP Yams Day and his Forbes cover, can be found below.
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