Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky's right hand man A$AP Yams is a lot more than a tag-along member of the crew. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Yams explained his role in the A$AP Mob and how much Rocky is influenced by him.
"I mean, realistically, I'm the boss," Yams told the New York Times. "Like, I'm the boss of the whole operation. Like, nothing goes through without me and Rocky approving it first. And whatever Rocky does, I make sure I'm hands-on with all that stuff. I would consider Rocky to be like Like Skywalker and I'd probably be like Yoda, very cozy with the robe on, very casual, whatever advice he wants of life, his career, or any obstacles, he just comes to me. I'm, uh, the spirit guy, something like that."
Yams made sure to promote his dude a little during the interview, calling Rocky's solo debut an instant classic.
"Long.Live.A$AP is a New York record, first and foremost," Yams explained. "It follows a similar formula, I would say, to "Life After Death" by Notorious B.I.G., "A Hard Knock Life" by Jay-Z, "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" by 50 Cent. Not as aggressive. People can say anything they want about Rocky, 'He sounds like he's from here. He sounds like he's from there.' I don't care what nobody says, people don't know what New York rap sounds like in 2012 cause it's been so messed up for the past five years."