J. Scott, a member of the A$AP Mob, has passed away. The A$AP Mob announced Scott's death on Monday afternoon in a tweet: "REST EASY @JscottandShit. A$AP FOREVER. COZY BOYS FOREVER."
Born Justin Scott and also known as A$AP Snacks, Scott was the Mob's creative consultant, DJ, producer, and formed the Mob-affiliated duo Cozy Boys with A$AP Lou. His passing was mourned by Rocky, Ferg, other members of the A$AP Mob, Kilo Kish (who Scott managed), and many other hip-hop artists.
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How to distill the past 10 years into this moment? Justin Scott changed the trajectory of my life completely. And completely for the better. Unyielding to your agenda, and as punk as they come — Justin is my best friend. He taught me the ropes in downtown NY, who was who (pre-social media) and how the intricate system worked. He was there before I knew what to do w my life, he taught me to take advantage of opportunities. He nudged me into a store who gave me my first job in ny. Got me my first and only tattoo on my 19th birthday. He was there when I started making music. He allowed for me to be the artist that I am by nurturing risk and exploration in the face of fear (mine, not his). sticking by my side, he’s been my second eyes, ears, and hand for a decade. In the beginning, We ate countless dollar pizzas and packs of noodles. I sat in reed space for hours. We walked the whole city some days (for fun). He selflessly put his pursuits on hold to help me (and many other friends). He trusted me. He believed in me. He believed we all had something different to say. We supported each other through deals and changes. We bickered like brother and sister (I always started it). Spoke with him sometimes 5 times a day. He dealt with my anxieties and talked me into my plans and I tried to weasel out of them. “Am I going too far?” We always laughed. He was always somehow hungry. He never grew impatient. He always told the truth. He had many colossal ideas that I’m so happy that he shared with me so I can be sure they come to fruition. He was better than me at navigating this Shit. He was great at keeping in touch and making people feel welcome. I always hid behind. He was always ahead of the curve. He was vegetarian before it was cool. Didn’t drink or smoke but always was the most fun. He was actually “the culture” of which they speak. There’s not enough to say about him. He always matched his socks to his outfits somehow (although he would say it was unintentional every time). I guess I mean to say, he’s a class you can’t teach. He would totally hate this whole post (me too, I think). We’ve been on countless adventures all over the world. (Cont)
RIP J SCOTT— kennybeats (@kennybeats) February 3, 2020
Such an amazing talent, ear, and friend since I was 19. I cannot believe I am writing this, we were on stage together a week ago.
this is a photo of Justin and Lou playing the first DOTS show we ever had. Thank you for everything bro. pic.twitter.com/GF2gKorH5a