15th Jan2016

The Best Of A$AP Yams’ Tumblr Questions And Answers

by @Djordje


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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14th Apr2015

(Video) Marty Baller Tumblr Freestyle

by @Djordje

Marty Baller freestyling at the Tumblr headquarters with A$AP Ferg. Behind the scenes from A$AP Ferg’s Tumblr chat.

Via Trap Lord.

15th Dec2014

A$AP Rocky Featured in Tumblr’s 2014 Year In Review

by @Djordje


As part of their annual Year In Review, Tumblr has announced some of the top blogs and posts featured on their site in 2014. Included in the many lists was A$AP Rocky, honored with having one of the sites Most Reblogged Songs (“Fashion Killa”) and being a 2014 Musician To Watch.

This is the second year in the row that the Mob has been included in Tumblr’s Year In Review. Be sure to keep up with our A$AP Art Tumblr and A$AP Life Tumblr if you aren’t already!

18th Jun2013

A$AP Yams Talks Tumblr & Hip-Hop with Complex

by @Djordje

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Long before he landed the A$AP Mob a $3 million record deal with RCA/Polo Grounds, 25-year-old A$AP Yams did something that took just a couple of minutes and impacted the rest of his career. He opended up a Tumblr page. His carefully curated, now defunct RealNiggaTumblr was instrumental in building a buzz for a bunch of unknown Harlem rappers who are now one of the most in-demand overall crews in rap. Not only did Yams master the art of blowing up on Tumblr, he did so without letting the A$AP Mob get pigeonholed as a bunch of “Tumblr rappers” Come to think of it, nobody in the music industry has perfected the Tumblr to rap riches flip better than Yamborghini. Peep game.

Continue reading on Complex.