A$AP Rocky sat down with Slant to talk about growing up in Harlem and the making of At.Long.Last.A$AP. Read the full interview here.
Congratulations, Rock—you’re one of the 20 Most Stylish Men Alive. In the magazine we’re showing a photo of you In Milan. You’re wearing—
Let me guess: The black leather moto jacket with the black ripped jeans and Hermès belt?
[Laughs] That’s one of my favorite outfits, bro.
Continue reading on GQ Magazine.
Like Tupac, Ice Cube, Ice T, and many more rap stars before him, A$AP Rocky has turned his hand to acting and made his silver screen debut in the 90s hip hop comedy Dope. Rocky plays Dom, a drug dealer in a fictional Inglewood neighborhood named “The Bottoms.” To avoid arrest, Dom unloads a backpack filled with the titular dope on the film’s nerdy protagonist, Malcolm. But when he wants the goods returned, Dom becomes a man on a mission. i-D caught up with the rapper at Cannes and found out about how he fell into the role, how much love he’s got for P Diddy and how he doesn’t give a fuck about skin color.
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A$AP Rocky joins Annie Mac in the studio for a clash of back-to-back party records.
Via BBC Radio 1.
Bypassing typical menswear-vernacular in pursuit of a fresher form is Astrid Andersen, who’s been crafting a dope, new dialect for lads since 2010. For SS16 she’s partnered with creative-king A$AP Ferg to create a track and accompanying video to properly notch her season, transcending the habitual monotony of fashion collections and transforming it into a multifaceted bomb of creativity.
Her sources of inspiration are organically comprehensive. Her executions on the old-age notion of luxuriousness: even more thorough – finishing off with a feminine warp and a slick insertion of modernity.
Red Bull Studios’ Catwalk Studio provided the kit to help the pair materialise their exacted concept. (Bull’s expertise in maturing fashion-concepts shine through previous projects including ‘Fred Butler x Charli XCX’ and ‘Alex Mattsson x Zebra Katz’.)
Rapper, designer – an almighty creative: A$AP is more than just a rapper – making this collab truly symbiotic. He inherited his artistic penchant from his father; attended art school; launched his own label; and could tell you more about the explosive Lagerfeld-Yves Saint Laurent spat than the average fashion-journalist. Speaking the same language is a concrete bond that Ferg and Astrid share.
Continue reading on HERO Magazine.
A$AP Rocky performs his ‘Everyday’ verse and elaborates on creating ‘Everyday’ with Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson, and Miguel in London.
Despite some of the hardships the past two years have presented him, with the passing of his father and A$AP Yams, Rocky has still managed to maintain and debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. With so much happening, we had to ask where he was mentally at this stage of life and he assured us, everything is in good spirits along with the focus, drive and creative energy.
“I’m happy to be here, I feel inspired right now, I just want to create.”
During our discussion A$AP Rocky also made sure to share some of the intricate workings behindA.L.L.A., and of course addressed the critics who we feel kind of unfairly portrayed him these past few weeks.
“Nowadays you got cameras all up in your face, motherfuckers wanna know the grade school shit, and it just takes the thrill and suspense out of shit, so now it goes from a good dope album to oh now he’s just talking about bitches, then I become that guy who just talks about bitches, then next thing before you know it, women will think I only look at them as bitches and that’s not true. I just want to make it clear, I’m young, I do fun stuff, with women while I’m young, a bunch of young men do it and if you don’t fuck with me, suck a dick.”
A.L.L.A. is available now on iTunes.
Fox 5’s entertainment reporter, Kevin McCarthy, sat down with A$AP Rocky to talk about the new film, ‘DOPE.’
A$AP Rocky hangs out with Big Boy in the studio, and discusses his creative process when writing; even dreaming about new songs. He goes into the music business and the politics within the industry. A$AP Rocky also dives into what it’s like being single, the state of hip-hop, and his new movie, “Dope”. Plus, much more!
After connecting with Boosie for the debut episode of our new interview series 5 Under 5, we link up with Harlem’s A$AP Rocky to pick his brain on a number of pressing questions. Rocky breaks down the meaning behind his album titles, why he linked up with Rod Stewart, what’s changed since Yams has passed, and more.
Watch the episode in the player above.
A$AP Rocky talks about his new album, how Dangermouse, Mark Ronson, Rod Stewart and Miguel got on the album.
A$AP also explains how the music game has changed from wanting to make a story with the album and now people just want to make a hit single. He talks about NY artists and CA artists and how peoples opinion of them differ.
Via Power 106.
If you’ve been paying any attention to the local tour circuit, you would know that the hood pope, AKA the trap lord, AKA Fergenstein, AKA A$AP Ferg was recently in town. We know the A$AP Mob member is just as influential in the style world as he is in the music, so when we linked up with him in Sydney we made a beeline direct to Subtype Store. Once we got there we did a little shopping, chilled out, and introduced him to our friend Careaux for a quick chat about life on the road.
Via Acclaim Magazine.