31st Oct2017

New Music: Skepta – Ghost Ride ft. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Nast

by @Djordje

Skepta drops a surprise EP just in time for Halloween. Check out his collaboration with A$AP Rocky and A$AP Nast on “Ghost Ride” above.

29th Oct2017

New Music: Drew Drippy & Smooky MarGielaa – No Games

by @Djordje

Drew Drippy and Smooky MarGielaa link up for “No Games.” Listen to the Jamz-produced cut below.

26th Oct2017

(Video) A$AP Ferg Talks Kid Cudi & Experimenting with His Art on TRL

by @Djordje

A$AP Ferg discusses being a man of many talents and a possible Kid Cudi collaboration. Check him freestyling below as well.

26th Oct2017

(Video) A$AP Ferg Performs “Plain Jane” on TRL

by @Djordje

A$AP Ferg performs “Plain Jane” off his album Still Striving on MTV’s TRL.

26th Oct2017

Smooky MarGielaa Interview with The FADER

by @Djordje

Smooky MarGielaa’s 15th year of life has been more exciting than probably most other kids his age can say. The Bronx rapper and singer has a slightly raspy, light-beam of a voice that has captivated artists — he has features sprinkled across A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes: Vol 2 — and audiences alike; check his self-released loosies like the heartfelt and anthemic “Stay 100,” or the delightfully braggy “Money Talk.” It’s an impressive body of work from someone so young and new, but from the first few seconds of hearing his voice on any song, it becomes clear this isn’t Smooky’s first go at music.

From around the age of seven, Smooky was *touring across* the U.S. with his father, Malian artist Abdoulaye Diabaté, performing alongside him on djembe and balafon. Around the same time, he’d regularly perform covers of Michael Jackson songs at West African cultural events that took place in and around New York: “I think that’s what really made me sing. If it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would be singing.” In middle school, he started recording songs on his cell phone and sharing them via Soundcloud and Facebook, earning him local popularity. Soon after, he made the most of a chance encounter with A$AP Rocky, and hasn’t looked back since.

While in Dallas, Texas, for a Cozy Tour stop, Smooky talked to us over the phone about his upbringing, what he’s learned from his time on tour, and how he’s balancing school and music. He also shared some words about his new song “The Judge,” a song from his upcoming MMM mixtape, produced entirely by CashMoney AP. Listen to the track, and get to know Smooky, below.

Continue reading on The FADER.

26th Oct2017

New Music: Smooky MarGielaa – The Judge

by @Djordje

The FADER premieres Smooky’s new record, “The Judge.” Listen below and check out his FADER interview here.

24th Oct2017

(Video) Honcho Da Savage – Misfit ft. Smooky MarGielaa

by @Djordje

Honcho Da Savage and Smooky MarGielaa come together for “Misfit.” Watch the video above.

24th Oct2017

(Video) A$AP Rocky Answers Questions From Raf Simons, André 3000, Mahershala Ali, and More

by @Djordje

“Let’s embrace the chaos,” A$AP Rocky says. We’re backstage in Philly after A$AP Mob’s big show and Rocky is feeling the energy of his crowded dressing room. “Rolling Stones in 1967, feel me?” So we set up our cameras and served up questions we’d collected from a few of Rocky’s famous friends and admirers, like Raf Simons, André 3000, Mahershala Ali, Dior designer Kris Van Assche, and Rocky’s Dope co-star Shameik Moore. Fellow Mob members A$AP Ferg, Nast, Twelvyy, and Ant chimed in with a few of their own questions and answers, too—until the fire alarm went off and we all had to run out of there. Check it out in the video above, and see the full interview and cover shoot here.

Via GQ Style.

24th Oct2017

A$AP Rocky Talks New Album, Under Armour Deal, and His Deep Love of Flowers

by @Djordje

Our interview with A$AP Rocky was supposed to take place backstage after an A$AP Mob concert in Philly, in a quiet, empty room, but in the moment, Rocky had a better idea. “We need to capture this chaos right here,” he said, gesturing around his dressing room, still packed with Mob members, girls, security guards, other unidentified loiterers, and even (according to A$AP Ferg, anyway) a loose mouse. “Let’s embrace the chaos,” Rocky suggested. “Rolling Stones in 1967, feel me?”

He took his spot in the middle of a leather couch, surrounded by his old friends from Harlem—Ferg, Nast, Ant, and Twelvyy—and started methodically breaking down a small mound of weed as he spoke in a post-concert rasp. Every so often, he’d tease me for asking so many questions. But some of them he didn’t mind so much: GQ Style had collected them from a few of Rocky’s notable friends and admirers, with a promise of bringing back answers.

The chaos Rakim Mayers attracts is a result of his charisma, which is raw and uncut. It is el puro, perhaps the purest of any star in pop culture—Hollywood, music, fashion, whatever. And given that Rocky’s mom named him and his elder sister, Erika B. Mayers, after Eric B. & Rakim, it was only natural that a kid who seems to crank up the color saturation whenever he walks into a room would channel his God-given wattage into rap music. From the beginning, though, Rocky also established himself as a style innovator and made fashion an inextricable part of his music. In his breakout video, for “Peso,” he repped hard-edged, gothic-leaning streetwear like Black Scale, as well as more established avant-garde fashion like Rick Owens and Y3, while rapping, Raf Simons, Rick Owens usually what I’m dressed in. That was back in 2011, long before he cemented Simons’s unlikely hip-hop-icon status with the song “Raf” this July. It’s not a stretch to say Rocky is partially responsible for making European high fashion as much a part of hip-hop and pop culture as streetwear.

Continue reading on GQ Style.

22nd Oct2017

A$AP Rocky Covers the Holiday Issue of GQ Style

by @Djordje

The World’s Flyest Human. It’s a bold claim. But in the near-decade since A$AP Rocky bounded out of Harlem and landed smack in the center of the music-and-fashion Venn diagram, he’s earned the title. With his million-watt charisma and effortless style, he’s become the most influential dresser in the world—and a steady hitmaker to boot. As Will Welch says in our holiday cover story, “It’s not a stretch to say Rocky is responsible for making European high fashion as much a part of hip-hop and pop culture as streetwear.” For our photo shoot, we interrupted Rocky’s late-night London studio lockdown (he was hard at work on his forthcoming album) for the kind of daring, don’t-try-this-at-home fashion shoot that only Rakim Mayers can pull off. And in a rowdy backstage interview in Philadelphia, Rocky reveals details about his next solo record and his newly-inked Under Armour deal. Plus, with some help from the A$AP Mob, Rocky fields a batch of questions we gathered from Raf Simons, André 3000, Mahershala Ali, and more. Visit GQ Style tomorrow morning to read the interview, check out the cover shoot by photographer Andrew Dosunmu, and see for yourself: A$AP Rocky really is the world’s flyest human. Don’t @ us.

Via GQ Magazine.

21st Oct2017

New Music: Ty Dolla $ign – Dawsin’s Breek (Remix) ft. A$AP Rocky

by @Djordje

With his Beach House 3 project on the way, Ty Dolla $ign decides to tease fans with a remix to his single “Dawsin’s Breek” with a new verse from A$AP Rocky.

21st Oct2017

New Music: Maroon 5 – Whiskey ft. A$AP Rocky

by @Djordje

A$AP Rocky drops a verse on Maroon 5’s new song “Whiskey.” Listen below.

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