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A$AP Yams' Tweets Collected in New Book 'Gems'

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A$AP Yams (far left) with A$AP Mob backstage at the HARD summer music festival at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area on Aug. 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 

A year after his passing, some of A$AP Yams’ most memorable tweets have become a book called A$AP Yams Gems, thanks to New York artist Ajani Brathwaite. The co-founder of the A$AP Mob -- home to rap talents including A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg -- died from an accidental drug overdose last January.

Known for his unique and LOL-worthy timeline notes, Steven “A$AP Yams” Rodriguez poked fun at his lifestyle on his Twitter, which carries 98,000-plus followers. Sample tweet: “IN THE CLUB ASKING BITCHES IF THEY WANNA COLLABORATE ON A THINK PIECE WITH ME.”   

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Brathwaite tells Billboard over email, "My inspiration for making the book was to make the Internet tangible. We're all on the Internet all day tapping away on our touch screen phones. I had this idea of turning the virtual world into something real; Something you can hold and feel."

He adds, "I chose A$AP Yams because of the role he had in shaping today's pop culture & because of his off-the-wall - yet, genuine - tweets."

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Keeping Yams' memory alive, A$AP Rocky and Joey Bada$$ are headlining the Yams Day tribute concert scheduled to take place on his death anniversary, Jan. 18, at New York's Terminal 5. 

A$AP Yams Gems is now available for pre-order for $40. All proceeds will be donated to A$AP Yams' family.