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A$AP Rocky at the Amazon Music Live series hosted by 2 Chainz. Image: Twitter @2Chainz

A$AP Rocky pays tribute to fallen rappers: From 2Pac to Takeoff

A$AP Rocky performed three songs from his upcoming album, ‘Don’t Be Dumb’ and paid tribute to fallen rappers on Amazon Music Live.

ASAP Rocky

A$AP Rocky at the Amazon Music Live series hosted by 2 Chainz. Image: Twitter @2Chainz

As reported by COMPLEX, Rihanna’s beau and father of their baby son, A$AP Rocky, confirmed that his fans can expect an album soon. He made the announcement on Thursday 8 December during his appearance on the Amazon Music Live series hosted by 2 Chainz

The Fashion Killa hitmaker, who does not hold back when it comes to luxury wear, has not yet announced the album release date, but assured his fans that they will not have to wait that long. He even hinted at the title of the album being Don’t Be Dumb and not All Smiles as fans have been widely speculated.

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“Thursday Night Football. Amazon. My first time back on the stage. Album finished. Don’t Be Dumb. Let’s go,” said Rocky.

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Rocky teased the unofficially released songs Roddy Rowdy Piper and Mushroom Clouds, but it was a tribute song dedicated to everybody we lost in hip-hop fraternity throughout the years that stole the show.

Before performing the song, Rocky provided some context:

“You gotta know that we have the highest statistic of losing people. No other genre loses rockstars, pop singers, and country artists. Hip-hoppers, we get killed and shot every day. 

“Overdoses, all types of unfortunate events. So this song is dedicated to everybody we lost and anybody who ever lost somebody.”

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The performance was accompanied by a screen projecting all the images of rappers who have fallen, dating as far back as the Notorious B.I.G. and 2pac.

Other fallen rappers projected on the screen, included Takeoff, Pop Smoke, Young Dolph, Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller, MF Doom, Ricky Black, Adrian Duke Mayers, DMX, Drakeo the Ruler, Juice WRLD, King Von, Lil Keed, PNB Rock, Trouble, XXXTentacion, Slim 400, ASAP Yams, Fredo Santana and Bankroll Fresh.

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Rihanna, rocking a Prada jacket with a brown shirt and a Miaou fig skirt, cheered for her beau while he performed at the Amazon Music Live.

Rocky’s album announcement goes hand in hand with Rihanna’s return to music with her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever single Lift Me Up.