30th Nov2012

Mob Ties: Meet A$AP Ant

by @Djordje

Rocking out with a mob of your homies has it’s perks. The sheer energy of the collective on stage with you is enough to elevate your confidence and enhance your performance.There is a down side to that, though. For one, it’s hard to distinguish yourself. Your audience may not be able to make the distinction between you and one of your rhyme buddies, lumping you all together. You may have to really work at standing out amongst your counterparts.

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28th Nov2012

Mob Ties: Meet A$AP Nast

by @Djordje

Fresh off the A$AP tour and back in Gotham City, Nast is happy to be back around the way in the hood that gave him his sense of style, his career path and of course his adopted family. Known for his trademark chipped tooth and unique delivery, the kid is plotting on his next moves while reflecting on this past year’s experiences. He’s seen his cousin Rocky who he hung out with as a child grab Rihanna’s ass on stage and he’s been on the road for 61 days performing 47 shows with his cohorts. Eventful year wouldn’t you say?

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26th Nov2012

Mob Ties: Meet A$AP Yams

by @Djordje

You have to appreciate a boss who can lead from behind (ayo). It’s take a special kind of person to allow his counterparts and underlings to shine with minimal interference. A$AP Yams is that type of individual. A true student of the game who used to break night researching the independent thinkers like Tony Draper, J. Prince and even Jim Jones, Yams learned what it would take to get his team into the spotlight and beyond. And a major part of those lessons was to move quietly and deflect attention to one’s product, rather than hogging the camera and the interviews. Too often, the man with the plan has his own agenda for fame. Yams is not that dude.

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26th Nov2012

Mob Ties: Meet A$AP Ferg

by @Djordje

Any good underboss worth his weight in body bags knows how to play his position. They know that even though the don may be getting the spoils and shine at the moment, the family wouldn’t be the same without them. Underbosses diversify the family’s strength by being leaders without all the hoopla, thus freeing up the dons to attend to other agendas.

The experience often makes them better leaders due to the amount of time they spend on deck practicing their swing until it’s their turn at the plate.Though “Work” and it’s accompanying clip are hardly what you’d call “practice,” A$AP Ferg is benefiting from observing Rocky’s first endeavors and rise to fame because when it’s his turn to rock (Yams says he’s up next) he’ll have Rocky’s experiences to draw from as well as his own. And the formula is working. One needs to only see the crowd’s reaction at one of dozens of their sold out shows on their recent tour when Ferg performs “Work.” It rivals the reaction to “Peso” and “Goldie” and on some nights has surpassed it.

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25th Nov2012

(Video) The Real BIKE LIFE: The A$AP TyY Way VA Edition

by @Djordje

A$AP TyY takes his talents past the Mason Dixon line to Virginia to get busy. Enjoy, as he tears the the Suffolk Airport airstrip up along with fellow A$AP member A$AP Illz & a few lucky others for an experience like no other.

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21st Nov2012

(Video) A$AP Ferg on The Butcher’s Block

by @Djordje

Frank catches up with the Trap Lord A$AP Ferg and talks his sleeper hit “Work”, Harlem fashion, individuality, hanging out in SOHO and how he feels about the chopped & screwed version of “Lords Never Worry”. Persian Wine.

20th Nov2012

A$AP Rocky’s Myspace Interview

by @Djordje

“I used to think about how I’m going to make an impact and how I’m going to change the way of the world. And I always knew I was going to be something great.” Peep more of A$AP’s interview with MySpace here.

19th Nov2012

A$AP Rocky Interview with DJ Drama

by @Djordje

While out in Atlanta for the LongLiveA$AP Tour Rocky fell through Means St. Studios for an interview with Mr. Thanksgiving. He speaks on how his single “Fuckin’ Problem” came about, having his own tour now, the creativity of his debut album, grabbing a handful of Rih Rih’s cheeks and even shouts out the new comer Trindad James who he feels is inspired by the A$AP movement.

14th Nov2012

A$AP Yams’ 42 Favorite Albums

by @Djordje

A$AP Yams is one of the masterminds behind the A$AP empire, which also includes notable figures like currentComplex cover star A$AP Rocky, and fashion maven A$AP Bari. One of Yams’ most valued contributions to the clique is his input on their music, and with the type of knowledge and love for hip-hop that Yams has, it’s easy to see why his opinion matters so much.

Last week, we spoke to Yams about his favorite albums. Over a two-hour conversation, his list ballooned to 42 significant rap releases, and he had epic stories to go with each assessment of every chosen record’s impact on his life. From Ice Cube to Lil Boosie, these are the LPs that A$AP Yams considers the cream of the crop.

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13th Nov2012

A$AP Rocky Breaks Down His 15 Most Essential Songs for Complex

by @Djordje

$AP Rocky has been in the spotlight for just over a year, and already he’s assembled an impressive body of work. Fresh off the debut of his new Complex cover story, we’re taking a closer look at his discography, with words from the man himself. From viral hits to smash singles, we talked about it all.

Rocky told us his thoughts on his star-studded posse cut “Fuckin’ Problems,” opened up about his friendship with frequent collaborator ScHoolboy Q, and recalled recording in a closet at the onset of his career. Read on for the stories and insights of Dat PMF himself in this breakdown of A$AP Rocky’s 15 most essential songs.

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12th Nov2012

A$AP Rocky Covers Complex Magazine (Dec/Jan)

by @Djordje

A$AP Rocky is concerned. Moments before heading into New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, he spots a cluster of fans outside his tour bus. Rocky doesn’t want them to see his $6,000 leather Givenchy crewneck, or the Y-3 shorts he’ll be wearing for the sold-out show tonight. He asks his right-hand man, A$AP Lou, a stocky white dude with gold fronts and a Givenchy T-shirt, if there’s a robe he can put on for the 25-foot trek from the bus to the venue. He settles on a Public Enemy Supreme parka to preserve the element of surprise, an impulse that falls in line with his exploding career.

It’s been a little over a year since his “Peso” video went viral. He followed that with the acclaimed mixtapeLive.Love.A$AP. Now, Rocky’s highly anticipated debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, is being kept carefully under wraps until its planned December release. Until then, he’s holding his fans down with scene-stealing features on records by Schoolboy Q, Swizz Beatz, and Rihanna—and a legendary performance as President Kennedy in Lana del Rey’s “National Anthem” video. More than any of that, Rocky’s gravitas, charisma, and hustle have brought him this far—to the cusp of rap superstardom.

Continue reading on Complex Magazine.

09th Nov2012

VIBE’s First V-Mix Concert feat. A$AP Mob, A-Trak & Pusha T

by @Djordje

VIBE is proud to announce the first V-MIX concert featuring DJ A-Trak, the A$AP Mob and special guest Pusha T.

It’s all set to go down on Nov. 29 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. This special mash-up performance will feature all three acts performing together for the first time ever. A-Trak will be behind the turntables as A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Ant, and A$AP Ty Beats rock the stage all night long. G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T will also be in the building for a special set.

Doors will open at 8pm, and is open to all ages. Stay tuned for more information on the night, special ticket giveaways, and more unannounced treats.

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