A photo posted by PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on Jan 18, 2015 at 3:53am PST
Its been nearly a year since A$AP Yams’ untimely passing and next month, A$AP Mob plans to commemorate their fallen comrade with a tribute concert. The show will also include performances by Lil Uzi Vert and Joey Bada$$.
The tribute to Yams will take place at New York City’s Terminal 5 on Jan. 18, the same day the A$AP founder passed away from a suspected accidental drug overdose. As noted by Vibe, more acts will be revealed closer to the concert’s date.
Back in September, A$AP Rocky discussed his plans to release Yams’ Cozy Tapes project.
“So he put it all in his notebook that I carry around with me every day,” he told MTV. “I’ve got all of his thoughts and I just plant to execute what he started.”
A$AP Ferg spoke on Yams’ lasting impact on the music industry at SXSW back in March.
“Like I said on my Instagram, ‘Your body is just a shell, your spirit is here forever.’ I really believe that Yams is still here with us, rockin’ with us,” he said. “He’s the reason why we’re always safe at our shows, and why we keep climbin’ to the top. He foreseen a lot of this stuff. He was Yoda, bro. He’s still here with us. You just don’t see the birthmark, but he’s in me.”
Following his passing, a slew of hip-hop stars including Drake and fellow Harlem native Azealia Banks sent their regards to Yams.
Yams, who was only 26-years-old at the time of his passing, struggled with drug addiction and entered a rehab facility in July 2014. He made mention of, codeine, his drug of choice in the last tweet he sent out, just two days before he died.
BODEINE BRAZY — ...... (@ASAPYams) January 17, 2015
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