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The biggest story going into A$AP Rocky’s sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP is that the Hip-Hop superstar will have to do it without his right-hand man, A$AP Yams.

The 26-year-old rap mogul-in-the-making passed away in January from an accidental overdose of drugs including opiates and benzodiazepine (a.k.a. syrup) and was said to be the man who brought the A$AP Mob together.

Well the young Harlemnite has forever immortalized his friend on the At.Long.Last.A$AP album cover which depicts Sir Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye facepalming with his fingers covered in audacious rings and an image of Yams watching over him.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Rocky admitted to being influenced by a multitude of non-Hip-Hop entities such as Portishead, Massive Attack, Thom Yorke, The Kinks and The Stooges. He still maintained that his new LP would be rooted in Hip-Hop but his latest single “Everyday” featured the eclectic talents of Miguel and Rod Stewart (of all people) so the expansion and experimentation is evident already.

The At.Long.Last.A$AP album cover can be seen below. It will now be released on June 2.

And the alternate.

[Via HHNM]

Photos: RCA, Instagram/A$AP Yams