Hear an Unreleased SpaceGhostPurrp and ASAP Rocky Song “R.I.P. Yams”
When A$AP Rocky was on his meteoric rise in 2011, he was often seen alongside Florida rapper/producer SpaceGhostPurrp, whose sound was heavily indebted to DJ Screw, Three 6 Mafia and a plethora of Memphis rappers. Their relationship soon frayed, with Purrp seeming to be mentally off-kilter while Rocky became a star, but on Tuesday (Oct. 4) an unreleased collaboration between the two surfaced on SGP's SoundCloud. It's called "R.I.P. Yams" and you can hear it above.
Right off the bat, the name is confusing, since Purrp went on a rant dissing the late, great Yams earlier this year. That led to Denzel Curry and a couple other fellow Floridians dropping a diss track to Purrp. Denzel and SpaceGhost have since buried the hatchet, but as for Rocky, he's avoided mentioning SGP at all in recent years.
The unreleased song above, however, appears to be an old track that they recorded years ago when they were still good money. The beat is actually from a Denzel Curry song called "Ridin in the Back," and it might sound a lot like Wiz Khalifa's "T.A.P.," which SGP produced and uses the same Mortal Kombat sample and a similar drum pattern.
There's been a lot of bad blood between A$AP Mob and Purrp through the years, but at one point Rocky and SGP were making some excellent music. This unearthed track gives fans a glimpse at the chemistry that is no more.
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