This is what you know about A$AP Rocky: His real name is Rakim Mayers. He’s 24-years old. He was born in Harlem, but musically, he might seem to be from Houston. He’s an attitude-driven New York rapper with a steady diet of thick, Southern-fried beats and smoky verses about purple swag. He’s seen his father sent to jail for dealing and his brother murdered. He’s rocketed from street posse mixtape success to a $3 million major label deal in 2011. His interests, outside of music, include high-end designer apparel, wandering the streets of SoHo, weed, video games, and bad bitches. (And “artsy girls.”) He is, in his own words, “mad laid-back.”
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