“It all changed, man. It was just like yesterday. Times was so ugly and now I’m comfortable. I just only can thank God… Suddenly, everything changed before my eyes by my surprise.” - A$AP
Consider that an adequate self-reference from Harlem’s own Rakim Mayers, better known to the Hip-Hop world as A$AP Rocky. Those introspective lyrics appear on “Suddenly,” the testimonial closer to Rocky’s Billboard chart-topping RCA/Polo Grounds Music debut, Long.Live.A$AP. Released in mid-January of this year, Long.Live.A$AP came almost a year and some change after his “Purple Swag” breakout mixtapeLive.Love.A$AP. Though the Hit-Boy produced lead single “Goldie” didn’t perform as well (peaking at number 55 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts), something happened with the follow-up.
This time around Abby De La Rosa catches up with A$AP Ferg inside “The Rose Delivery” series! A$AP Ferg and Abby talk about coming up from his hometown, the founding fathers of the A$AP Mob, nicknames, unique-ness, being young and changing the game, finding his passion, the role Los Angeles plays in Hip-Hop and most importantly, he shares the first poem he ever wrote! Peep it above and enjoy!
Vlone – (vee-lown) sui generis, uncommonly rare, whilst being uniquely odd; alone. Incorporating street wear to high fashion, and moving high fashion to its pinnacle, all while keeping things “respectable”.Vlone is the first of three fashion lines to launch out of the ASAP collective. To be followed by Toast To The God and Toast To The Goddess, each brand holding a certain mystic pointing to its rarity, all evident through music and social media mentions.
Musechase is taken into the creative mind of the brands co-creator ASAP K!. A talk on style, inspiration and aspiration. How the “uptown lifestyle” is bringing a rebirth of street wear through vlone and an evolution of high fashion through Toast to the God.
Already the brand has launched a few pop-up stores, the latest being in SoHo last week. In attendance was Cam’ron, Travis Scott, Funk Master Flex, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg and the entire mob.
Since day one, ASAP Rocky has been an innovative industry trend setter, its only right we see a brand come out of the uptown collective… Now ASAP K! and ASAP Bari give us something to look forward to. Above, watch part 1 of our saga behind the origins and growth of vlone. Stayed tuned for the saga to continue…
J. Scott damn near does it all. He is the manager of artist Kilo Kish, A$AP mobs tour DJ and he is also the founder of one of the realest and most hilarious sites on the web, Imnotatoy.com. With all this awesome goodness on his plate, you can’t help but wonder how J. Scott handles everything. The answer is simple; working with creative like-minded friends who were there from the start. JENESIS Magazine got a chance to talk with J. Scott about what he’s been up to: