A New York City native, Yams, whose real name was Steven Rodriguez, was an owner of the ASAP Worldwide label and a founder of the ASAP Mob collective.
ASAP Yams, who died on Jan. 18 at 26, exerted a prescient influence over hip-hop both online and through ASAP Worldwide records.
Sasha Frere-Jones will be an executive editor at Genius, a website founded on the idea of annotating rap lyrics that is mounting an ambitious expansion.
On their debut album, the two brothers from Tupelo Mississippi known as Rae Sremmurd use varying speeds and musical approaches to powerful effect.
Stations that recently changed to a classic rap and hip-hop format have seen audiences grow, though the long-term effect is unclear.
The rapper, whose given name is Ackquille Pollard, and a dozen other alleged members of the GS9 group are accused of operating a violent street gang linked to a murder and several shootings.
More than a dozen people, including Mr. Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, have been held in an inquiry into shootings and drug trafficking in Brooklyn.