Yams Day Brought the Hip-Hop Community Together Again

On the second annual celebration of the life of ASAP Yams, Kendrick, The Weeknd, Tyler, The Creator, and more showed why he was an influential force.

Yams Day
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Yams Day

Velour suits, limbs relaxed, mad cozy, my G. That was the mood for ASAP Mob and friends' second annual Yams Day concert. Steven Rodriguez—better known to the world as ASAP Yams—passed onto the next life two years ago and left family, friends, fans, and a city with a huge void to fill. Him not being here anymore to make us laugh, show us new music, or simply put his positive energy on display is still (and will probably forever be) tough to understand. I’m fighting back tears just writing about this shit.

Tyler, the Creator at Yams Day
Kendrick Lamar at Yams Day

Like Yams’ wide-ranging musical taste, the show featured artists from various regions. Playboi Carti, Key!, and Young Thug showed out for Atlanta, while Tyler, the Creator, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul repped the West, the Weeknd came through for our neighbors north of the border, Danny Brown had Detroit on his back, Retch & Dash put on for Jersey, Maxo Kream had some much needed Texas flavor (shouts to UGK), and French Montana and Dave East added some Uptown NYC flavor to the mix. The diversity made for a fun night.

The Weeknd at Yams Day

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