26-year-old ASAP Mob founderASAP Yams has reportedly passed away. There’s no further details on this sudden tragedy right now, but several ASAP Mob members have confirmed his death on social media.
Steven Rodriguez—aka Yams—formed the Mob with ASAP Bari and ASAP Illz back in 2007, and met Rocky in 2008; by 2011, they were signing major label deals. As he told the New York Times in 2013, “Rocky’s like Luke Skywalker, and I’m Yoda.” The ambitious hip-hop mogul had had the letters “ASAP” tattooed on his forearm since the age of 17. “We wanted to become big,” he explained in the NYT profile, “but we didn’t want to do it by hopping on somebody else’s wave. We wanted to come in the game with our own wave.”
We send our condolences to A$AP Yams’ loved ones, as well as the A$AP Mob family, during this tough time
We’re sad to report that Hustle Gang rapper, Doe B, real name Glenn Thomas, was reportedly shot and killed in Alabama in the early hours of this morning.
At just 22 years old, Doe B was fatally shot in an incident that killed numerous victims and occurred at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill (formerly Rose Supper Club) in Thomas’ hometown of Montgomery.
Doe B made appearances on Hustle Gang’s G.D.O.D. compilation and released his own notable mixtape, Baby Jesus over the summer.
There are successful people, then there is Beyonce and then there is Beyonce. Last night (December 13th), Beyonce released her fifth studio album on iTunes with no prior warning and is already a lock for the #1 spot in Billboard.
According to Billboard, Beyonce’s new album Beyonce sold over 80,000 copies in its first three hours of release. Since Beyonce release her album Thursday evening/Friday morning Beyonce will only have three full days in the sales tracking week for the December 18th Billboard Top 200 charts. However, with over
80,000 sold in the first three hours, Beyonce is already more than half way to the project amount of 150,000 -160,000 units of Garth Brooks’ box set Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences who was originally predicted to top the charts.
Compared to her other albums, Beyonce is on pace to be her highest selling debut. Beyonce’s highest debut week goes to her 2006 album B’ Day, which sold 541,000.
Check out Beyonce’s video for her Jay Z collaboration, “Drunk In Love” below: