You can define A$AP Yams in multiple ways. One look at him and you might scoff. You’d say that he was a good for nothing addict. That he wouldn’t amount to much. Well, for those that aren’t familiar with him, he had a major part in the success of A$AP Mob. But it wasn’t just that a bunch of kids from Harlem became global stars. It was the way they reached this level of success that was brilliant on its own.

Under no label, A$AP Yams was the music executive for the A$AP Mob. He was responsible for the tone, overseeing production of the unique sound of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg among others in the A$AP Mob. Rumors were that he was the reason one of their mixtapes never made it to the public. He saw that quality came first.

He was known to be an encyclopedia of hip-hop. He seemed to know everything. When they started the label A$AP, he was so confident that he had A$AP tattooed on him. But the boy from Harlem did much more than all of this. He was a visionary. He saw the potential in the internet before there were internet celebrities. With no label, he created the hype for A$AP Mob using multiple sites, most notably Tumblr. Safe to say, A$AP Yams was a brilliant individual. We wish him a happy birthday. And that he rests in peace.

Always $trive And Prosper.