On Saturday, we hosted the super successful FRANK151 x A$AP Mob: Harlem Edition book-signing event at 424 Gallery on Fairfax. A$AP Mob and the FRANK151 familia came together to show love, celebrate, and promote our most recent FRANK book, this time curated by the Harlem’s own A$AP Mob.
The book delivers exactly what you’d expect—A$AP biographies, the rich history of Harlem, and the cultural phenomenon’s which leave Harlem so imitated today. And the signing event delivered the very same, with Mob members eagerly signing books, posing for flicks, and blasting A$AP’s playlist in the background.
Naturally though, that was just an introduction to the evening that followed. Later, A$AP Ferg and the Mob played a show at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. With vitality, Fergenstein personified on stage what we noted in the book, transforming our latest chapter into a live show. It was a successful tribute to one of our favorite crews and groups hailing from NYC, as well as a tribute to the die-hard A$AP fans.
About a month ago A$AP Ferg dropped his music video for “Shabba” featuring A$AP Rocky, and on set were the one and only VHS Godz. Today UZI brings us some rare stills and clips from the shoot, with cameos from Ferg, Rocky, Yams, Ian Connor and the entire A$AP Mob. Shouts to ILLROOTS. Trap Lord in stores now.
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.
The Stüssy Eyegear line has taken some serious direction for Spring ’13. This collection is our interpretation of the boldest modern shapes and classic vintage offerings dating back to our first Stüssy Eyegear Collection in 1988…
Stüssy shades come only in the toughest construction: 5 Barrel hinges, optical grade acetate and vintage inspired glass lenses for superior optical clarity. These are bold styles meant to stand out from the crowd. Enjoy the long hot summer. Sport your Stüssy Eyegear.
Hypebeast release part 2 of their Streetsnaps feature on the Mob from Tokyo. This time check out photos of A$AP Illz, A$AP Yams, and A$AP Ant. Photographer Simon Van Wijk/Hypebeast. You can check out part 1 featuring A$AP Nast and A$AP Josh here.
For their latest Streetsnaps feature, Hypebeast heads to Tokyo to link up with the A$AP Mob. Check out the photos below featuring A$AP Nast and A$AP Josh and be on the lookout for the more photos of the rest of the mob to drop soon. Photographer Simon Van Wijk/Hypebeast.
At a storage facility in the Bronx, on the outskirts of the MetroNorth Railroad, A$AP TyY lit up his Yamaha quad and took it for a spin around the lot, the rest of his crew, the Real Bike Life guys, poured the last of their gasoline into their tanks, wrenching fresh spark plugs and checking the air levels in their tires. TyY tore a wheelie down the straightaway, the falling sun throwing shadows onto the pavement, a crisp spring breeze coming off the tail of a train zooming past on the tracks. “Welcome to the Bike Life,” he said, jamming his brakes, coming to stop. “This is what we do. If we can do it, we are doing this every day.”
Yeah, Picasso and Hemingway wore them back in the day. But brash, dashing seafaring clothes that announce you as a cosmopolitan playboy are having their biggest moment ever here and now. Sail into style this summer like rising hip-hop dynamo A$AP Rocky