40 Classic A$AP Yams Tweets In Preparation For A$AP Mob's "Cozy Tapes Vol. 1"
A$AP Yams will be remembered for many things. Described as both a great creative mind and a friendly and charming person by those close to him, Yams' talent and personality is remembered through his work with A$AP Mob, but also in the imprint he left online -- namely, his very colorful tweets.
A$AP Mob Reveals "Cozy Tapes Vol. 1" Tracklist, Cover Art, & Release Date
11 days ago, A$AP Rocky announced that A$AP Mob's long-anticipated group album Cozy Tapes had been completed. This morning, the Harlem-based collective revealed that the project will drop on Monday, October 31st.
Top Tracks: October 17 - October 24
Well clearly the big news today is the announcement of Drake's new project More Life, and the ensuing tracks that the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound last night. Dude can still easily dominate the conversation whenever he wants to.
ASAP Rocky Says ASAP Mob's "Cozy Tape" Is "Finally Finished"
The Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 -- which has also been referred to as Cozy Tapes, or simply Cozy Tape, by various ASAP Mob members -- has been in the works for over a year. On Friday night, ASAP Rocky announced that the highly anticipated compilation is now complete.
A$AP Ferg Spotted In The Studio Working On His New Album With Alchemist & Dr. Dre
A$AP Ferg is about to hit the road this Winter for the "Turnt & Burnt" Tour with Playboi Carti, but before he does so the Harlem spitter is trying to finish up some work on his next album first. Yesterday (10/13), Ferg took to his Instagram to share a pic of him & producer Alchemist working together in the studio. In one caption, Ferg mentioned the two were cooking up album material, simply captioning “album time,” while another caption showed his praise for the famous LA producer, “dreams do come true”.
Vote For The Best "OOOUUU" Remix
Young M.A's "OOOUUU" has garnered 27 million YouTube views and has positioned her as one of New York's most highly touted rap prospects. What's more, everyone and their momma has been releasing their own "OOOUUU" remixes, most notably The Game and Meek Mill, who used the song as medium in which they exchanged diss tracks. Here are nine of the most prominent "OOOUUU" remixes to date:
A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, & Vince Staples Among New Members Of Alexander Wang's #WangSquad
Superdesigner Alexander Wang is currently in the process of gearing up for the release of his fall line. Tuesday afternoon he announced the newest additions to his #WangSquad with a series of Polaroids.: A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, Vince Staples, Tinashe, Metro Boomin, Skrillex, RL Grime, Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Zoe Kravitz, headline an assortment of artists, models, and other celebrities.
Top Tracks: August 21 - August 28
Can we finally breathe a sign of relief after what's proven to be a crazy August?
A$AP Ferg & Playboi Carti Announce "Turnt & Burnt" Tour
A$AP Ferg toured the country with Tory Lanez this spring to support his sophomore album Always Strive and Prosper. Guess what, Ferg fans: he's going on tour again. Ferg announced the "Turnt & Burnt" tour Wednesday afternoon. The 23-stop tour kicks off October 30 in Iowa and finishes up on December 2nd in Clifton Park, NY. He's bringing with him his young Mob associate Playboi Carti as well as Rob $tone. Tickets will be available on Friday, August 26th on Ticketmaster. Check out the tour dates below:
Drake Talks Sh*t, Kills With Softness At Madison Square Garden (Review)
All along, it seems like “Summer Sixteen,” Drake’s first single of the year, not included on VIEWS, was designed to be his heated opener during his tour of the same name, which hit Madison Square Garden last night for the first of four shows at the elite Manhattan arena. Though billed as a co-headlining tour with Future, make no mistake -- this was Drake’s show, and Drake’s audience.
A$AP Ferg Reveals "Still Striving" Project Coming "Very Soon"
ASAP Ferg's sophomore album, Always Strive And Prosper, was released earlier this year, gathering guest appearances from various generations of rap history, and finding Ferg at his most personal and reflective yet. As ambitious as the project was, Ferg apparently has even more music on the way this year -- a full project, in fact.
A$AP Ferg: "Cozy Tapes" "Should Be Out Real Soon"
Before his death, A$AP Yams was working on a project called the Cozy Tapes that would pool the talents of A$AP Mob. Rocky has compared it to Ruff Ryders’ Ryde or Die Vol. 1 and The Diplomats’ Diplomatic Immunity. In an interview with AllHipHop, A$AP Ferg shared an update on the highly anticipated compilation mixtape.
Behind The Beat: Honorable C-Note
Over 15 years into his career, Honorable C-Note is just starting to get comfortable. He's become known as a master of suspense, lending thundering arrangements, or "scores," as he calls them, to some of the best talent in Atlanta, where he's resided for 10 years now. More recently, he's produced monsters for each of the two leading members of the A$AP Mob. His compositions are a recipe for goosebumps -- hearing shrill strings crawl atop a chorus of doomsday horns while A$AP Ferg howls about "bedbugs in the motel" on "New Level" gets me every time.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Stream Jim Jones' Album "The Kitchen"
Jim Jones appears to spend most of his time these days lifting weights and playing basketball. But he still makes time in his busy to schedule to record new music. After delivering his Miami Vampin mixtape around this time last year, the Dipset alum delivered his new album this morning: The Kitchen. Jones turns 40 next month. But he's still got it!!
ASAP Ferg Speaks On His Uncle "Psycho" & Working At Ben & Jerry's
ASAP Ferg has been busy touring with Tory Lanez for their joint "Level Up" tour, and during a recent pit stop in D.C., he took the time to sit down with Baker for an interview about the album that preceded the tour, Always Strive and Prosper. The album found Ferg opening up and trying a variety of musical styles; the latter of which earned him some mixed reviews, but nonetheless it proved he's not a one-trick pony.
10 Essential Clams Casino Tracks
There is something wondrous about the music of Clams Casino. It's hard to believe that the he was once a physical therapist student making beats on the side for fun. Indeed, he does not think like ordinary producers. "To find things to sample, I used to just type a random word-- like "blue" or "cold"-- into LimeWire or BearShare and download the first 10 results," he told Pitchfork in a 2011 interview.
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Top Tracks: April 25 - May 1
We've officially entered the whirlwind release period of 2016, with hip hop's (arguably) biggest current male and female stars, Drake and Beyoncé, both dropping projects in the past ten days. What's more, Chance 3 should be dropping any moment now.
Review: A$AP Ferg's "Always Strive And Prosper"
There are three rappers who blew up in the early 2010s that I've always grouped together in my head, though they do hail from different corners of the country and are some of the most enigmatic artists currently working in hip hop. The categorization's based mostly on first impressions, which is unfair, but also on realizing that those impressions were wrong.