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A$AP Rocky to host A$AP Yams tribute concert

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Earlier this year, A$AP Rocky released his acclaimed album At.Long.Last.A$AP — but he did so without his friend and mentor A$AP Yams, the founder of A$AP Mob who died of an accidental drug overdose in January. Rocky has now announced a concert, slated for Jan. 18 at Manhattan’s Webster Hall, that’ll pay tribute to Yams on the first anniversary of his death.

Rocky will co-host “Yams Day” with fellow emerging New York rapper Joey Bada$$. The lineup includes Rocky, Bada$$, A$AP Mob, Lil Uzi, and more special guests to be announced at a later date.

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Yams’ fingerprints were on At.Long.Last.A$AP, but Rocky said in June that he’s working to finish an album Yams himself started prior to his death. “He left his notebooks and blueprints,” Rocky commented. “I’m just picking up where he left off, because me and him, we were going to do the album together.”