A$AP Mob’s A$AP Rocky is letting the world know just how much of an impact late founder A$AP Yams had on his career and life with the cover art to his upcoming A.L.L.A. album.
The new artwork pays homage to the A$AP Mob creator with a noticeable red birthmark.
His friend, mentor and A$AP Mob label boss A$AP Yams‘ untimely January death has added much significance to the summer release, and that sentiment is represented on the artwork for the album (At.Long.Last.A$AP), which was just revealed. The signature cross and red birthmark that has become symbolic of the A$AP movement since January is prominently featured on the artwork, which is in keeping with Rocky and his crew’s trend of black-and-white album covers. (The Source)
Rocky recently revealed plans to release a posthumous Yams album.
At the time of his Billboard interview, Rocky had been logging nightly studio sessions, trying to finish an album his mentor conceived before his death. “He left his notebooks, he left his blueprint. His album’s f–ing -incredible. I want to finish what he started.” (Billboard)
Rocky posted a picture of himself alongside Yams onto his Instagram last month.
Instead of avoiding the topic, Rocky recently admitted Yams had a problem with drugs.
“He always had a struggle with drugs,” Rocky said. “That was his thing.” Rocky believes Yams’s death was also caused, partly, by apnea and other sleep-related difficulties. “There would be times that I would catch Yams choking on his own tongue,” he said. Several close friends and associates had tried to ease Yams away from drugs, but with little success. “Sometimes he would be adamant about stopping,” Rocky said. “He’d go a month, two months.” (New York Times)