19th Jun2017

A$AP Twelvyy Interview with Mass Appeal

by @Djordje

Don’t refer to A$AP Twelvyy as just a rapper. There’s way more to him than that. An entrepreneur may be a better term, but that’s probably still an understatement. With plans of evolving his Last Year Being Broke brand into a Fortune 500 company, Twelvyy tells us what’s next for him and the A$AP Mob. We also talked about other important things like Spiderman and basketball. Check it out below and learn why it’s his, mine and hopefully even your last year being broke.

Do you remember the day you had the epiphany like, “This is it, my last year being broke, first year being rich”?

The day I had the epiphany was my last studio session with A$AP Yams. My final studio session with him I made the song “Last Year Being Broke” and it just grew from there. You know my brother had just passed away like a month later. It took me like eight months to really push it, but he was gone so I needed something to push me. I needed something to motivate me. He was a huge inspiration and motivation, I just needed something to get me doing stuff.

That’s dope because now a lot of people are taking LYBB and using it to push themselves. Something that helped you is helping other people. I always see you retweet these kids with “LYBB” on their graduation caps or as their senior quote. That has to make you feel a way that something you created and helped you in the past is having such a big impact on other people.

Yeah, it’s surreal to see because it wasn’t a financial thing, it was really like a mental thing. Just to see across the board that no matter what—financially, mentally, socially, every realm of life you can be broken in—just to grab yourself and be like, “Nah, I’m gonna take control of my life. I’m gonna take control of my friends’ lives, my family”. That’s the motivation. Because I know we could all do better. We could all be our best. No reason why we all can’t be president, the best player, the MVP. I feel like the universe breaks us down and it gives us rules and boundaries that we can’t do this shit. I’m telling you we can do this. This is the last year that you letting somebody tell you bullshit. LYBB stands for numerous things. Last year having boundaries, last year being bullied, last year being blackmailed, last year being blackballed.

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