Hip-hop is having a renaissance right now in the city of New York, where it seems like every other day a new MC rises up out of the five boroughs with an even more unique style and approach to the music than what we thought was possible before. Motley crews like the A$AP Mob, the Beast Coast, and World’s Fair have given us a reason to love rhymes again. We’ve written a lot about this stuff, but sometimes words don’t do it justice. So, we’ve linked up with scene insider Verena Stefanie Grotto to document the new New York movement as it happens in real time, with intimate shots of rappers, scenesters, artists, and fashion fiends.
This week, Verena wasn’t in New York City. Instead, she was in London with Harlem-bred rappers A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast. Verena’s pictures highlight the energy of an A$AP Mob show overseas and and showcase what it’s like shopping with the Trap Lord in London’s Soho shopping district.