23rd May2017

(Video) Rhythm Roulette: A$AP P on the Boards

by @DomingoTutu

“Hopefully I don’t get no bullshit,” says A$AP P on the Boards just before tying on the red bandana for the latest edition of Rhythm Roulette. One of the go-to beatsmiths for the A$AP Mob, P on the Boards was the man behind such Mob bangers as “Bath Salt” featuring Flatbush Zombies. His most recent work can be heard on the P on the DRGS project.

After roaming blindly through the bins at Academy Records, P came up with Red Crayola’s abstract art rock album Malefactor Ade. The Aussie prog rock of Paternoster and QPSM Project featuring David Durah. Not the usual suspects to say the least.

After a dab of inspiration, P got down to work. He had high hopes for Red Crayola’s “Baby Jesus Frog” based on the title, but revised his opinion post needle drop. He soon found a few suitable loops—ill interstellar outer-space shit, mostly—and got to chopping. Will he achieve his stated goal of cooking up six beats in one session? Only time will tell.

“Shouts out to MASS APPEAL for letting me get the opportunity finally,” said P in closing, offering a few words of inspiration to up and coming producers: “It went from me watching this shit, to y’all watching this shit now. So keep doin’ it!” Check the creative juices flowing up top…

Via Mass Appeal.

22nd May2017

(Video) A$AP Ferg Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

by @Djordje

ASAP Ferg goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Flight Club in New York City, and announces his next Adidas collaboration while reminiscing on Air Force 1s and growing up in Harlem.

Via Complex.

16th May2017

(Video) A$AP Ferg Takes Traplord From Harlem to Liberia With UNIFORM Collection

by @Djordje

Complex News’ Beija Velez sat down with A$AP Ferg to discuss his trip to Liberia to put uniforms on children, Traplord, and how his versatility as a multi-dimensional artist is impacting his life and those around him. The exclusive menswear edit of Traplord x UNIFORM for Bloomingdale’s will be available both online and in-store beginning May 15th.

Via Complex.

16th May2017

A$AP Rocky Interview with GIRL HOUYHNHNM

by @Djordje

While in Japan promoting his latest A$AP Rocky x GUESS collaboration, A$AP Rocky took some time to sit down with Japanese magazine GIRL HOUYHNHNM. Read the full interview here.

04th May2017

(Video) Playboi Carti Talks Being A Mystery, Respecting ‘Older’ Artists & Shares His Influences

by @Djordje

Playboi Carti on staying off social media, his influences and mumble rapper criticism.

Via Hot97.

01st May2017

A$AP Ant Interview with HYPEBEAST

by @Djordje

To say skatewear brand Marino Infantry is on the rise is an understatement — in its recent releases that included a VLONE collab and a colorful Easter-themed range, A$AP Ant‘s burgeoning label sold out these offerings in less than a day. The brand is hardly a new kid on the block as it’s been around for about more than 10 years now — Marino’s earlier pieces can be seen in A$AP Rocky’s 2011 “Peso” music video, one of Lord Pretty Flacko’s earliest rap vids. The journey to now hasn’t been smooth for Ant’s imprint either. He and a former partner split because of creative differences and the line also had to be put on hiatus. But with anything creative, whether music or fashion, timing is of the essence and the man, also known as YG Addie, revamped Marino Infantry with a more focused vision. “It’s all in God’s hands now,” he says.

As part of A$AP Mob, A$AP Ant is already renowned for his music whether it’s with the group or solo endeavors, but his passions extend beyond the mic and stage. A love for skateboarding culture in his youth lead him to start Marino Infantry which was initially called Marino Gang. Besides being inspired by early skate vids, friends who skated, and the general skateboarding community of his neighborhood, Addie was also influenced by Pharrell Williams and the N.E.R.D. artist’s ICECREAM brand. The Mob rapper credits Williams for being a pioneer in packaging the worlds of skate, fashion and hip-hop together for the mainstream to digest. His goal for Marino Infantry follows the same blueprint albeit in a more cautious and tactical way. As some of you who pay attention to the streetwear industry might already know, ICECREAM has moved out of the spotlight and its skate team which had Terry Kennedy and Jimmy Gorecki are no longer major players in the world of skateboarding.

We recently sat down with A$AP Ant to talk about Marino Infantry, his music and possible brand collabs down the line. He also gives his insights on the recent Supreme x Louis Vuitton collab and where his brand stands amongst today’s more established skatewear labels.

Continue reading on HYPEBEAST.

15th Apr2017

(Video) Gary Vaynerchuk In The Studio with A$AP Ferg

by @Djordje

Gary Vaynerchuk catches up with A$AP Ferg while in the studio. Check out the video above.

15th Apr2017

Meet Playboi Carti, the Next Atlanta Rap Prodigy to Take Fashion By Storm

by @Djordje

Playboi Carti is rarely at a loss for words. Publicly, the young rapper projects a sense of perpetual ease. But this wasn’t that. “That was one of my happiest moments…” he began, before trailing off. He flipped his braids back and ran a hand through them pensively, revealing the birthmark on his left cheek, which has become a trademark. “I was broke as f—! I didn’t have anything growing up. I was wearing whatever I had. And then…”

He was having a hard time recounting the occasion when A$AP Rocky, his mentor and frequent collaborator, brought him to New York Fashion Week this February. That’s where Rocky introduced him to Raf Simons at his debut Calvin Klein show. “I met Raf! Not even like some streetwear designer, but Raf!” Carti shook his head.

It was a crowning moment that capped off everything good that’s befallen Carti over the last few years, from signing with A$AP Worldwide (with co-signs from Drake and Kanye) to emerging as Atlanta’s next big thing to, one day last week, sitting on the 24th floor of One World Trade Center, the New York skyline laid below him.

Still only 21, Playboi Carti, born Jordan Carter, has never released a full-length project. He started rapping in earnest only about three years ago as a high schooler, and has already been featured on a handful of tracks by Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, and his A$AP Mob family. But unlike his contemporaries Uzi and Lil Yachty, who constantly churn out mixtapes and loosie singles, Carti’s musical output has been remarkably scant. Still, he boasts over half a million followers on Instagram and a fan base so rabid and obsessive that Carti’s comments section has turned into a battleground of sorts, with fans alternatively pleading for new music (“DROP A F—ING TAPE I LOVE YOU”), and berating him for never releasing (“I been waiting like 8 years for this tape. What if I die and never get to hear it?”).

“My fans try to troll me,” Carti said warily, even though he likes to playfully troll them right back. For example, he made the cover of his highly-anticipated debut project supposedly titled Cash Carti, a collage of angry fan comments. Then, last week, he threw gas on the fire with a mysterious countdown clock on his website, ticking down to Friday, April 14. Would it finally be #CartiSeason? Or was this simply another Carti ruse? Is it even an album?

Continue reading on W Magazine.

03rd Apr2017

(Video) Playboi Carti & Lil Yachty Interview Each Other for FADER

by @Djordje

Between their sets at the FADER FORT in Austin in March, emerging gentleman Lil Yachty and Playboi Carti sat down for a heart-to-heart. They talked about the old tweets that haunt them, choosing weed or “substantial” health, and why Carti’s tape still isn’t out.

Via The FADER.

03rd Apr2017

(Video) Word On The Street: SXSW 2017 With A$AP Ferg, Denzel Curry, & More

by @Djordje

Austin barely survived the supertornado that was SXSW 2017. HNHH caught up with A$AP Ferg, Denzel Curry, CyHi the Prynce, Saba and Pivot Gang, Kodie Shane, Trill Sammy, Joey Purp, Kweku Collins and DJ Boathouse, KAMI, & Ta’East down in the torrid Texas winter and asked them to dish on SXSW essentials and favorite and least favorite aspects of the festival.

Via HNHH.

19th Mar2017

(Video) A$AP Ferg Interview with Complex at SXSW

by @Djordje

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The music world has invaded SXSW for the week, and Complex News is down in Austin, Texas to capture the best moments. Like for instance, Desiigner crashing our interview with ASAP Ferg while whipping a scooter.

After settling down, the two New York rappers big each other up, like Ferg praising Desiigner for his unique style whenever he hits the red carpet. Ferg also explains his new project Still Striving is coming soon, and does his best DJ Khaled impression.

Via Complex.

11th Mar2017

(Video) UCLA Office Hours with A$AP Rocky

by @Djordje

Presented by MIC at UCLA, in partnership with the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In conversation with music journalist Steve Baltin.

Via UCLA.

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