Music January, 25 2013

    The New York Times Profiles A$AP Yams, a Hip-Hop Spirit Guide

    A$AP Rocky just released his first major-label album, Long.Live.A$AP via Polo Grounds/RCA, which made its debut atop the Billboard album chart. Behind the scenes is A$AP Yams, his longtime friend and collaborator, who serves as something “of a spirit guide,” helping to shape Rocky’s hybrid hip-hop. Watch the clip above from a conversation with Yams in which he discusses the influences — his and Rocky’s — that have driven Rocky’s career.