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.

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