Lizzo Covers Rolling Stone: ‘Behold, A Big Grrrl In Her Natural Habitat’

Lizzo continues to rack up those career milestones. Just ahead of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards — where’s she nominated in eight major categories — the pop powerhouse has unveiled her first Rolling Stone cover.

The cover shot features Lizzo surrounded by two half-naked men kneeling at her feet holding bouquets of lilies as they look up at her adoringly. Lizzo is draped in a flowery body suit and a green shall thrown over her head.

“Behold, a big grrrl in her natural habitat,” she wrote on Instagram. “@Rollingstone cover by @david_lachapelle.”

During the Rolling Stone interview, Lizzo marvels at where she is in her career today. Her No. 1 Billboard single “Truth Hurts” didn’t actually explode until years after it was initially released — but she always knew she had something special.

“When we were making it we knew it was ahead of its time,” she says. “Now we have the proof that these songs are timeless. They will connect when they need to connect.”

In terms of the seemingly constant barrage of fat shamers who visit her social media pages daily, Lizzo is unfazed and reveals she made peace with her body a long time ago.

“I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved,” she says. “The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”

But Lizzo says she doesn’t want that to be the sole focus of her career.

“I’m so much more than that,” she explains. “Because I actually present that, I have a whole career. It’s not a trend.”

The Grammy Awards take place on Sunday (January 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Until then, check out more of the photos from Lizzo’s Rolling Stone shoot below.

Meek Mill & Rumoured GF May Have Just Exposed Their Relationship On IG

Meek Mill and his rumoured girlfriend, fashion designer Milan Harris, may have to fess up to their highly speculated relationship once and for all, after clues their budding romance were spotted on social media on Wednesday. The detective work began with a photo that Milan, who founded the fashion brand Milano di Rouge and goes by Milano, posted on Sunday. She shared a mirror selfie showing f her baby bump and clutching a Louis Vuitton bag.

It didn’t seem like much, at first; after all, she had already revealed to the public that she was pregnant at her fashion show in December, which immediately lead to fans suspecting that Meek was the father. Meek shared a photo on his Instagram story after Milano posted the above photo, though, in which the same Louis Vuitton bag can be seen on the table. The keen eyes the Internet also noticed another matching detail between content shared by these two alleged lovebirds. Meek posted a photo on his story  himself standing on a patterned carpeted floor, and 7 hours later, Milano posted a photo herself standing on the same carpeted floor, captioned “Spa day.”

There have been a multitude hints that these two are a couple that date all the way back to the beginning last year. Neither Meek nor Milano have ever confirmed their rumoured relationship, but speculation continued and ultimately rose when word spread about her pregnancy. The two them have continued to hang out since her announcement, and Meek even recently tricked fans by seemingly alluding to impregnating Milano. However, the tables have turned now that they’ve been caught red-handed. These two will either have to give a good explanation or finally admit to their undying love for one another.

Kyrie Irving Challenges Nets Players Amid Recent Struggles

For the past month or so, the Brooklyn Nets have been struggling on the court. The team is 18-24 and are barely hanging onto the last playf spot in the Eastern Conference. The addition Kyrie Irving hasn’t helped the team gain any sort momentum as they have lost four games in a row. It’s clear things aren’t going well right now and the NBA Champion is looking to give his team a boost in order to get back in the win column.

Irving recently admitted that he thinks the team could be a lot better and even wants them to aspire to more. As far as Irving is concerned, the team’s goal should be to win a championship and not just to squeak into the playfs as the 7th or 8th seed.

Kyrie Irving Challenges Nets Players Amid Recent Struggles

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“When we have championship aspirations — that’s where we want to be — how do we get there? Do we want to be the eighth seed? The seventh seed?” Irving said, according to Brian Lewis The New York Post. “But you’re able to be real with the team you have here, and to collectively, cohesively come together as a group. That’s what you figure out. But the goals are still to win a championship. I don’t come in every day to frickin’ be mediocre or to be in the middle the standings. No.”

It remains to be seen whether or not the Nets will be able to turn things around in the second half the season. With Kevin Durant on the bench, it’s certainly been a big struggle for the squad. When KD comes back next season, the Nets will certainly be a contender. 

Waka Flocka & Tammy Rivera Exchange Lovey Dovey Messages For 6th Anniversary

It’s a celebratory day for Waka Flocka and his wife, Tammy Rivera. The hip hop reality television couple is celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary, and they happily flaunted their love on social media. Over the years, the pair have endured a bumpy road to wedded bliss after they almost called it quits on their relationship. However, they’ve been able to work things out privately with each other and publicly on Marriage Boot Camp. They renewed their vows on Waka & Tammy Tie the Knotand are living their happily ever after.

Waka Flocka & Tammy Rivera Exchange Lovey Dovey Messages For 6th Anniversary
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“I always said to myself when I was a kid… ‘I’ma marry my best friend’. Now look at us…6yrs in, with a teenage daughter and two frenchie’s 😂 #WeYoungOld with a bright ass future ahead us,” Waka wrote on Instagram. “Ya first album dropping this year and my last album dropping this year PLUS our own tv show in March @wetv #ThisOurWorld love frfr!!!. When I say you perfect I mean you perfect. Love is what we really be in, our own world on our own time #HappyAnniversary.”

Over on Tammy’s page, she reiterated her husband’s sentiments while sharing a few silly video clips herself with Waka. “I want to say HAPPY 6 years married anniversary to my handsome, annoying, loving, affectionate, wish washy Gemini husband!” she wrote in the caption. “Even tho we’ve been together for 9 years we made it ficial 6 years ago today! And I want you to know you are perfect. I would give up everything I have including the cloths on my back for you if you ever needed it.. @wakaflocka I love you ❤️ #TheFlockas #Swipe just a few videos our craziness.” Happy anniversary to these two. Check out their Instagram posts below.

Antonio Brown’s Home In Florida Surrounded By Police: Report

Antonio Brown has been in the news quite a bit over the last little while although it hasn’t always been for positive reasons. The superstar wide receiver hasn’t been able to play this season which has led to some questionable behavior f the field. Brown has been having issues with the mother his children recently and just a couple weeks ago, the police were called to his home to settle a dispute between the two. In what seems to be a completely separated incident, police have been called to his home again in what is being reported as an ongoing incident, according to TMZ.

Antonio Brown's Home In Florida Surrounded By Police: Report

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The news outlet received tips from some Brown’s neighbors that police were called to the home and are now surrounding the property. Police are investigating the situation and are talking to everyone who was allegedly involved. A person is currently in the back a police cruiser although police say Brown is not the man in custody. Some witnesses are saying someone was injured but for now, this news is unconfirmed. 

This is a developing story so be sure to stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you. 

Alex Caruso Reacts To His Rampant Fanbase Amid All-Star Votes

Los Angeles Lakers backup guard Alex Caruso has been a social media phenomenon thanks to his appearance and scintillating dunks. Caruso could do the smallest task on the court and still get MVP chants. Social media is a weird place so it’s easy to see why someone like Caruso could become an internet hero in such a short amount time. Regardless, fans love him and their admiration for Caruso has resulted in a plethora All-Star votes. Caruso is 4th in Western Conference guard voting and is ahead some the best players in the game.

While speaking to Kyle Goon The Orange County Register, Caruso gave his thoughts on the All-Star votes and how some the other players have reacted to his newfound stardom.

“Nobody on opposing teams has said anything about it – I think that just kind goes to the way I carry myself,” said Caruso. “I don’t go around gloating like, ‘Yeah, I should be an All-Star.’ I’m a realist. I know my role and I know what I’m doing for the team. Obviously I’m not one the best 30 players in the league. There are people who are very deserving who have had great years. Fans do what fans do. Especially in the era social media that we live in, once something catches fire, it just spreads. Like I said, I appreciate all the love. But the guys who deserve it, deserve it.”

While Caruso remains humble, there is still a brigade fans who are upset at how many votes he’s getting. For now, it remains unlikely that Caruso will get into the All-Star game. Stay tuned for the roster announcements as we will be sure to bring you those. 

Chris Paul Explains How The Rockets Lied To Him About OKC Trade

Back in the summer, Chris Paul was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Oklahoma City Thunder in what was a shocking deal. Fans had an inkling that the Rockets would trade Paul but they didn’t think it would be to the Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook. Paul has admitted to being shocked by that deal although for now, he is making the best his situation in OKC.

In a recent article from Sports IllustratedPaul spoke about his trade from the Rockets and how it ultimately surprised him. Paul says he felt sort lied to as Rockets general manager Daryl Morey told him he wouldn’t be going anywhere near OKC. 

Chris Paul Explains How The Rockets Lied To Him About OKC Trade

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“After the season I reached out to the Rockets] and said, ‘Hey, if you guys want to go in a different direction, let us know now. That way we can figure something out,’” Paul said. “They said we’re not trying to go in a different direction. Morey] asked me if I wanted to go to Oklahoma City. I said no, and he said, ‘We won’t trade you there, because you chose to come to us from L.A.’ He doesn’t owe me anything, but that’s where the whole communication thing was.”

At the end the day, sports are a cut-throat business and players’ feelings aren’t always taken into account. No matter how much yourself you give to a team, there will always be a chance you get dealt very far away.

Trick Trick Has A Threatening Message For Yelawolf

Yelawolf was recently caught in Royce Da 5’9’s crosshairs on the song “Overcomer,” which finds the Slaughterhouse MC calling the Alabama-born rapper a “punk ass” and “pundit vulture.”

Royce followed up with a few other insults Instagram after Yelawolf responded to the diss in a since-deleted Instagram post.

Now, Trick Trick — who has a long history with Eminem — appears to be stepping up to bat for Royce with a message for Yelawolf.

In two since-deleted tweets, the Motor City native said, “Sell out another one…ASAP. And PLEASE Bring ALL your wolves,” a reference to Yelawolf’s original caption.

While Royce hasn’t gone on record to confirm what exactly started the beef, it’s possible he believes Yelawolf is racist, hence the “David Duke” slight. On “Overcomer,” he mentions Kid Rock — who has been accused of having racist tendencies — and suggests it wouldn’t be surprising if Yelawolf was caught hanging out at Kid Rock’s house.

“Yelawolf this is your first and your last pass,” Royce spits. “I ain’t gon’ put it on blast, your punk ass know what this about/You think it’s ’bout being loud or tryna be hostile/Till you get found face down on the ground outside of Kid Rock house/Though you a vulture pundit, I hope you get sober from this/Men lie, women lie, so do numbers.”

Revisit the song below.

Derrick Rose’s 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

Adidas reportedly plans to bring back one Derrick Rose’s classic sneakers in honor the All Star festivities in Chicago next month. According to reports, the Adidas D Rose 1 “Simeon,” which Rose wore during the 2011 NBA All Star weekend, is slated to re-release on February 14.

Derrick Rose's 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

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As a nod to the colors Rose’s alma mater Simeon High School, the Adidas D Rose 1 comes decked out in an eye-catching yellow accompanied by hits collegiate blue throughout.

The Pistons’ point guard has already signed on to compete in the Skills Challenge on All Star Saturday night and he currently ranks fourth among Eastern Conference guards in the All Star fan vote. Whether or not Rose laces up this “Simeon” colorway for his return to Chicago remains to be seen, but fans can look for them to arrive on Adidas.com and select Adidas Basketball retailers on February 14.

Continue scrolling for a closer look at the ficial photos.

Derrick Rose's 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

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Derrick Rose's 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

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Derrick Rose's 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

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Derrick Rose's 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

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Derrick Rose's 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

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Derrick Rose's 2011 All Star Game Sneakers Re-Releasing For All Star Weekend

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Artist Makes Kanye West Portrait Solely Writing His Name

An Australian artist made a hand-drawn portrait of Kanye West by repeatedly writing his name. The the artist, who goes by the handle @alx.n.ria, posted a video on Saturday (January 18) highlighting the creation process for the artwork.

The clip begins with her writing out Kanye’s name using a pen on a blank sheet of paper. This is followed by more writing over presumably several hundred notations of his name, before the portrait is revealed in full.

In the caption, the artist showed love for the music icon and subject of her work, saying, “WORD • KANYE #kanyewest ~ Kanye is a legend.”

Following the video, the artist posted an image showcasing the finished portrait once more in all its glory.

“IM NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR LIMITED EDITION PRINTS of Kanye West,” she wrote in the caption. “DM me if you would like one!”

She added her appreciation for her newfound fans, saying, “Thanks again for all of the support!! Will be responding to all your messages shortly! #kanyewest”

While many followers acknowledged the young artist’s skill with the pen, others reacted by tagging Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner. It’s not clear whether the portrait has graced Kanye’s eyes yet but @dominicanprince said, “I think Kanye West himself would want to purchase this!”

The artist has made several other portraits of Hip Hop contemporaries using her name-writing approach, including Tyler, The Creator and A$AP Rocky. Her profile says she’s “working on a series that (she’ll) be posting end of 2020.”

NBA YoungBoy Still Hasn’t Found His NBA YoungGirl: "I Need A Wife"

At just 20-years-old, YoungBoy Never Broke Again has a lot time to find that one special person to spend the remainder his days with. Perhaps he’s already crossed paths with her, not realizing at the time how special their connection was. Between his time with Yaya, Jania, Kaylyn, and too many other women for us to even name, the superstar rapper has been active on the dating front. For a while, it felt as though each new week, there was a new girl popping up with his face tattooed on their skin, as if they were part some sort collective tribe. While he has certainly enjoyed his time with women in the past, fathering a handful children by different mothers, NBA YoungBoy would have you believe that he’s ready to settle down and waste his days with a singular female. He just hasn’t found her yet.

Taking to social media, YoungBoy Never Broke Again pulled a page out Meek Mill’s book, publicly denoting his relationship struggles in the past and praying to a higher spirit to send him an angel. “I need a wife,” begged the rapper online, adding a smiley face emoji at the conclusion the tweet. In his replies, a bunch fans are calling him out, reminding the Baton Rouge spitter that he’s had numerous women enter his life that were definitely wifey material, however, he either let them slip out his grip or didn’t return the love, causing those bonds to fall apart. 

Do you think NBA YoungBoy will ever find somebody to settle down with? Does she possibly live in his past?

NBA YoungBoy Still Hasn't Found His NBA YoungGirl: "I Need A Wife"
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Young M.A Isn’t Pressured By "OOOUUU" Success: "[It’s] A Classic"

It wasn’t like Young M.A wasn’t working hard at her rap career prior to her 2016 hit “OOOUUU,” but that song definitely made the world pay attention. Artists whose introductions are as monumental as “OOOUUU” was for the New York rapper ten have difficulty keeping on track with the upward momentum. Some rappers continuously chase the success their first hit, but for Young M.A, she’s not trying to compare her present with her past.

Young M.A Isn't Pressured By "OOOUUU" Success: "It's] A Classic"
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The Herstory in the Making artist recently stopped by the Trick & Trina Morning Show and was asked if she feels pressured trying to live up to the success “OOOUUU.” To begin, Young M.A said that she’s “tired this damn question.” She admitted that there was a time when she did, but it’s so long ago that it’s not something that bothers her today.

“‘OOOUUU’ is a classic, you can’t take away a classic,” she said her single. “This was my first introduction to the game. People ain’t know if I was a girl or a boy, like, this record came with so much more than it being a record. It came as an introduction who I am,” even though she already generated a buzz in the underground scene.

“You can’t compare that because now people know who I am from that record,” she added. “At one point, yeah, course I felt pressure], because you come into the game unaware things, unaware how things work. You learn as you go. So, now, I’m at a space in my life where I know for a fact that record is always gon’ stand out on its own. Even if I had another record that overpowered that, like streams, anything, that record is always gonna be known.” Watch Young M.A talk about her first big hit below and jam to “OOOUUU” one more time.

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DJ Screw Biopic "All Screwed Up" Series Trailer Arrives 20 Years After His Death

There’s been an influx biopics surrounding some the most influential rappers that have been made in recent times. We’ve seen movies based on the lives 2Pac, Biggie, NWA, as well as Eminem, 50 Cent and more. Those might be the biggest rappers who’ve come into the game but there are many others who’ve helped shape the culture and the genre to what it is now and perhaps in the 2020s, we’ll see more their stories being told on a bigger platform.

DJ Screw, the pioneer chopped-and-screwed, is the focal point an upcoming biopic series titled, All Screwed Up. Directed by Isaac “Chill” Yowman, All Screwed Up is based on the life DJ Screw and the Screwed Up Click label, showcasing the trials and tribulations he faced on his way up in the game.

The film stars Rosha Washington as DJ Screw and the cast also includes Paigion Walker, Kyle Mosely, Marqus Clae, Phill Wade, Dean Will, Omete Anassi, Diamond Lyons, LaShae Boone, and Rodrick Randall. Sidney Walker, Miriam Heads, Michelle Williams, Lil’ Keke & Derrick Dixon serve as the film’s producers. 

At this point, very little details surrounding the project have emerged including a release date or the network that plans on carrying the series. Hopefully, it lands a date soon. We’re excited to see the series in its entirety. 

Mac Miller’s "Circles" Producer "Believes" Ariana Grande Vocals Are On Album

Friday was an emotional day for many Mac Miller fans who took in his first posthumous album, Circles. Mac started working on the project before his death as it serves as a companion piece to Swimming. The rapper never had the chance to complete his project but Jon Brion, the album’s producer, took on the task completing it as accurately to Mac’s vision as he can. 

“He had been working with Jon Brion, who after hearing some early versions songs, cleared his calendar to help Malcolm fine-tune them,” a statement from Mac’s estate wrote upon the announcement  Circles. “After his passing, Jon dedicated himself to finishing Circles based on his time and conversations with Malcolm.”

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Jon Brion discussed working on this project including speculation that Ariana Grande’s vocals are included in the song, “I Can See.”

“I believe there are,” Brion said. “Somebody just told me something about that, some kerfuffle,” he continued. “I mean, that was a pre-existing track. There were a few songs the family gave me that he’d been working on independently that I thought fit thematically with what we had worked on. ‘I Can See’ was one those… I played some things on those tracks to make them feel like the others, but those vocals were already there. It wasn’t like an executive decision or anything.”

Peep the full interview here. 

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

Yams Day is damn near a Hip-Hop holiday at this point, with the entire A$AP Mob turning up for one night in celebration the group’s late head honcho, A$AP Yams.

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

Credited with being the glue that brought the group together in the first place, Steven Rodriguez was a wildfire personality that unfortunately saw his flame put out due to an accidental death by overdose on January 18, 2015. Now, exactly five years after his death, it’s clear that the moniker “A$AP Yams” will only grow in notoriety as long as A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the entire Mob continue to keep his legacy alive like they successfully did last Friday (January 17) for Yams Day 2020.

The scene at Barclays Center was jaw-dropping, especially given how brick it was in New York City that evening. Every single entrance was packed, and being a fancy-ass (OK, far from fancy, but still!) writer for HNHH, I figured I could get in through the “artist” entrance. That was not the case — I had a ticket in a good seat, but a GA ticket nonetheless — and I ended up getting in through the VIP entrance. However, it was beyond interesting to watch some the people getting in this door for the 20 minutes they had us waiting: Solange’s baby daddy was right behind me, notorious “anti-Supreme” bully YMBAPE had no problems getting in with an entourage hood dudes and, course, groupies galore! However, it wasn’t until 12-year-old “Clout” rapper Bouba Savage arrived — he became a viral meme later that night when Rocky literally tossed him f the stage into the mosh pit — and put all us old heads to shame. Not only did this pre-teen emcee pull up with mad heads, but he also waiting zero time to get in and was screaming at the top his lungs, “Let them in! Let all my people in!” I knew from there it was about to be one unforgettable night.

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

I got in just as Bun B was running through his set. Walking in to “Big Pimpin” blaring through Barclays was a vibe I can barely explain, but it was without a doubt what you’d want to be doing on a Friday evening in Brooklyn. The stage setup was insane: a bull head with glowing eyes in the middle the main stage, which extended a runway-style platform into an actual wresting ring that had real wrestlers going at it in the middle each performance. The people on the surrounding floor looked like a sea talking heads, each filled with the excitement and vitality that comes with being surrounded by such energy. 

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

Pi’erre Bourne hit the stage soon after, who had just traveled from an in-store performance/fan signing in the Lower East Side at a clothing store called PRIVILEGE New York. The rock star life can see you moving from spot to spot in a matter hours, and I gained a huge respect for Pi’erre seeing him kill it for an intimate crowd diehard fans as comfortably as he did on a grand stage like the one at Barclays. His set was also particularly special because that’s when A$AP Rocky decided to make his entrance by crowd surfing his way to the ring. It goes without saying, but pandemonium ensued afterwards.

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

From there, tons random moments started happening. Lil Yachty pulled up for DJ duties for a bit, Smoove L captivated the whole crowd with “OUU AHH”/”BIG MAD” and ICYTWAT and his crew had the entire building shaking with “THOTTWAT” just to name a few. The entire Mob filled the wrestling ring in between sets to keep the energy going, but the momentum was on such a high (literally!) that it was impossible to wane down the level energy given f by the entire venue.

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

Top performers the night included Nav, Young M.A., Casanova and even2 Chainz hitting the stage before a touching speech by Yams’ mom, Tatianna Paulino, to acknowledge those involved for keeping her son’s legacy alive and at the forefront New York City’s biggest rap movement and collective in a very long time. It was, without getting too emotional or corny, one the most beautiful examples finding a silver lining in what has obviously been a dark cloud over her head for the past five years.

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

The biggest surprises the night were reserved for the very end, even though Ferg debuting his new red hairdo and looking like a big pack Now and Later candy was shocking in itself. After ending things with the posse cut we’d all been waiting to hear all night — the “Yamborghini High” turn-up was real! — Rocky brought out Tyler, The Creator in the very final moment the show to do a closing encore that had fans screaming well after the “take your ass home” lights came on. Also, in a wild turn events, both Drake and Rihanna (!!!) were backstage for the sole reason honoring Yams and didn’t even touch the main stage. 

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

Overall, we can only hope that Yams Day 2021, 2022, 2023 and beyond continues to be as lit as it’s been annually for the past half a decade. Keep scrolling for a full photo recap Yams Day 2020 below. Rest in peace forever, Yams.

Yams Day 2020 Proves The Legacy Of Steven Rodriguez Continues To Grow

All photos provided by @TimStype exclusively for HotNewHipHop.