12 Things We Discovered on A$AP Yams’ Blog
Those unfamiliar with A$AP Mob might see A$AP Yams as a background member, but the more you know, the more you realize that he’s an essential member of the crew. He’s a curator, a “spirit guide,” and his taste has played an important role in shaping the A$AP brand. This is apparent in the beat choices and aesthetic of the Mob, but it also comes through on his Tumblr, yamborghini.com. We’ve been following for a while now, and we’ve discovered some great things.
A$ton Matthews ft. Joey Fatts - “My Nina”
Yams says: “Brand new bitch with the safety offfff. New Brick Flair and Ferrari Fatts. Catch the homies at SXSW this year aka welcome to the terrordome juheard.”
Da$H & RetcH "Lampin'"
Yams says: “COZY ANTHEM”
Nas - "2nd Childhood (Screwed & Chopped)"
Yams says: “I really want to buy studio apartment in midtown overlooking queensbridge across the waters to keep me sane when shit gets too weird.”
Max B - "Keep Your Head To The Sky"
Yams says: “some unreleased Biggavelz from my guy Geno Ca$h recorded in 2005 during the biggie duets sessions. ‘niggas disrespecting my swag wearing my old shades’…”
Fabolous ft. Paul Cain & Joe Budden - "Grand Theft Audio"
Yams says: “You cant ball out no matter how much you customized your Civic. If you never copped a dj clue mixtape off a african bootlegger with a bunch of mixtapes laying on a bedsheet on the sidewalk just disregard this dawgs ur balls aint even drop yet no homo. I remember when i first heard this my nike headband snapped off my scalp omg i was so overwhelmed.”
GrandeMarshall - "Robert Earl"
Yams says: Nothing
This video of Vado in 2001
Yams says: “this the shit we grew up on shout out to mad ciphas mos hated and money ave had harlem on smash.”
Tim Vocals - "NYC"
Yams says: “extra loopy”
Gunplay freestyling over "Picture Me Rolling"
Yams says: “we been on that gunplay im not sayin this on some snobbish music shit im sayin it in the sense that if i worked anr department at def jam he woulda been signed joe budden rly fucked it up this weekend for light skin community he must be put into his own separate category of melanin bcuz shit is off the hinges rite now but gunplay droppin tape tomorrow and i will be on the same stage as french montana tomorrow so we all redeem the dignity for the light skin community in a quick 24 hour turnaround cozy boys x coke boys”
Two9 ft. FatKidsBrotha - "DooRag"
Yams says: Nothing
This Mary J. Blige and Nas blend
Yams says: “I dont fuck with the early 90’s that shit was type corny to me rappers look like they try too hard to make a movie like they practice they hand mannerisms in front of the mirror for music videos screwface 24/7 most them rappers was douljas and that came from the mouth of an OG himself 1996 was the changing of the gods real fly gangsta shit linens was on point limbs was relaxed in the cashmere rhyme styles was elevated listen to this blend though get right for the summer”
Prodigy - "Gun Love"
Yams says: “i knew it wasnt lust i was feeling <3
random fact: this was originally meant for P’s solo album it was getting a lot of burn over at the violator office (where P was originally managed). Def Jam ears was lurking around they went back jacked and flipped the sample and gave it to Montell Jordan for his first single before P was really able to push the song.
PS: Violator REALLY fucked up not giving me that position at their company 2 years ago.”