The 2020 edition of A$AP Mob's big A$AP Yams tribute concert Yams Day went down at Brooklyn's Barclays Center this past Friday (1/17). Rocky, Ferg, Twelvyy, and other Mob members were in the house, and as always, they loaded the show with big surprise guests. This year featured 2 Chainz (and his T.R.U. crew), slowthai, Maxo Kream, Young M.A, Bun B, Lil Yachty, Nav, Sheck Wes, Metro Boomin, Jim Jones, Pi'erre Bourne, Kenny Beats, Smooky MarGielaa, and more, and at the very end, Tyler, the Creator came out to perform "EARFQUAKE" off his great 2019 album IGOR. As in past years, Yams Day was home not just to music but to wrestling too.

Not present was Pop Smoke, who had been arrested earlier that day, but was still a big part of the night. As Billboard writes:

You were made to believe Fivio Foreign and Pop Smoke -- two of Brooklyn’s hottest products right now -- were coming based on the amount of times they played their songs throughout the night. While neither ended up making it, it was particularly bad timing for Pop Smoke, who was arrested hours before the concert for allegedly stealing a Rolls-Royce by transporting it from Los Angeles to New York. “Free Pop Smoke” was said numerous times by either DJs or artists, but when Casanova came out to do a few songs, he wanted to address their beef that’s been brewing after Pop Smoke called him “Trashanova” while promoting his new video on Instagram.

“Harlem got this shit on lock, like they sticking together,” he said after experiencing some technical difficulties with his DJ cueing up his songs. “Atlanta got this shit, sticking together. The whole South ... so I’ma just say this: When I say ‘free,’ y’all say ‘Pop Smoke’! I’m from Brooklyn, n---a.”

During the end of the show, he tweeted, “FREE POP SMOKE I DONT WISH JAIL ON NO MAN.YEA I KNOW HE CALL ME TRASH A NOVA WHEN I CATCH HIM IM GONNA KNOCK HIS TEET OUT.. UNTIL THEN BROOKLYN FOREVER.” Maybe the peace offering has an expiration date.

Besides that, Yams Day maintained its positivity, turning grief into happiness by cherishing good memories of Yams. But he wasn’t the only one who was held in great respect. There were personalized videos sharing motivational quotes from Mac Miller, Capital STEEZ, Chinx, Fredo Santana, XXXTentacion, Nipsey Hussle, and Juice WRLD, who all passed and deserved light shined on them after their tragic deaths as well. Rocky made sure to keep their names alive as he has done with Yams over the years, likely continuing this tradition at the next Yams Day.

Pictures of Yams Day 2020 are in the gallery above and some videos are below...


photos by P Squared

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