A$AP Yams’ legacy is going to grow even larger in the wake of his untimely death. It’s sad but true and, in ways, it’s appropriate. While half the rap world mourns the loss, the other half is wondering why the Mob member who didn’t rap is so highly favored by the half that’s mourning his death.
There’s no simple answer except to say he was very influential. While he wasn’t widely recognized, those who knew his work were aware that he was an integral part of what made A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the Mob as a whole so well known just by being the heartbeat and largely considered the brains behind their music, fashion sense and online presence. So, it’s in his death that people across the board will come forward with positive things to share about Puerto Rican R.Kelly aka Rice’N Beckford and a hundred other nicknames.
And it was that online presence that stuck out the most to me. For the past couple of years, Yamborghini stood as one of the funniest people on Twitter and one of the better follows in any heavy Tumblr users dashboard. His Twitter was a goldmine of laughs crafted in 140 characters but Tumblr is where he really defined his greatness. The place was carefully put together with him sharing new Mob music, old school rap pics, his mixes, highlighting other artists he liked well before anyone else or outlet did and his color and candor that shined through as he replied to users questions, which he did frequently.
With that in mind, here are a handful of questions and answers taken from Wavy Bones’ Tumblr.
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