Interview: Joey Bada$$ Reflects on A$AP Yams’ Legacy and the Future of New York Rap

The music industry and fans alike are still reeling from the untimely death of A$AP Yams, the mastermind behind A$AP Mob. His contributions to hip-hop music and culture can be felt far beyond the A$AP collective, as he was instrumental in pushing the resurgence of East Coast rap with a new generation of artists like the Flatbush Zombies, Tan Boyz, and the Underachievers, to name a few.

Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$, who just released his debut album, B4.DA.$$, on Tuesday opened up about Yams’ legacy. We spoke with Joey about the last time he talked with Yams and his impact on the music industry, as a whole. “[Yams] pioneered a whole new generation…. I don’t say that lightly,” Joey stated. Watch the full interview above.

Subscribe to Complex for More:
Check out more of Complex here:

Entertaining videos that bring to life Complex Media’s authoritative take on trendsetting music, sneakers, style, pop culture, video games, tech, cars, and art—featuring your favorite celebrities from the past, present, and future. COMPLEX is a community of creators and curators, armed with the Internet, and committed to surfacing and sharing the voices and conversations—both multi-culture and multicultural—that define our new America. We make culture pop.

0 thoughts on “Interview: Joey Bada$$ Reflects on A$AP Yams’ Legacy and the Future of New York Rap

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.