06th Dec2012

A$AP Illz for International Stussy Tribe Collection

by @Djordje

The International Stussy Tribe will be recognizing both past and present this Holiday 2012 season as part of a capsule collection highlighting the IST culture. The all encompassing collection boasts a range of items including paisley button-up shirts, sweats (hoodies, crewnecks, pants), caps, and a slew of accessories bearing some of Stussy’s iconic graphics including 8-ball, SS link, Reggae Lion, Surfman and more.

The crown jewel of the collection is a piece deeply rooted in the IST movement: the classic Varsity jacket. It’s been 4 years since the IST jacket was last seen, but its triumphant return takes center stage here. The Made in USA IST Varsity jacket was made in collaboration with purveyors of classic and durable outerwear Golden Bear. This collection will see 3 variations of the jacket including a North America version to be found at Stussy Chapter locations including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Las Vegas, Guam and Honolulu, as well as a Tokyo edition to be found at Stussy Tokyo. And getting back to its roots, a special and extremely limited version will be released as a gift to IST members both past and present, as well as friends made along the way.

The IST capsule collection will be available at the aforementioned Stussy Chapter locations beginning in Japan on November 23rd and in North America on December 7th. Each Chapter location will also be releasing in store exclusive items featuring custom embroideries and embellishments significant to each respective Chapter.

Via Stussy.

12th Nov2012

A$AP Rocky Covers Complex Magazine (Dec/Jan)

by @Djordje

A$AP Rocky is concerned. Moments before heading into New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, he spots a cluster of fans outside his tour bus. Rocky doesn’t want them to see his $6,000 leather Givenchy crewneck, or the Y-3 shorts he’ll be wearing for the sold-out show tonight. He asks his right-hand man, A$AP Lou, a stocky white dude with gold fronts and a Givenchy T-shirt, if there’s a robe he can put on for the 25-foot trek from the bus to the venue. He settles on a Public Enemy Supreme parka to preserve the element of surprise, an impulse that falls in line with his exploding career.

It’s been a little over a year since his “Peso” video went viral. He followed that with the acclaimed mixtapeLive.Love.A$AP. Now, Rocky’s highly anticipated debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, is being kept carefully under wraps until its planned December release. Until then, he’s holding his fans down with scene-stealing features on records by Schoolboy Q, Swizz Beatz, and Rihanna—and a legendary performance as President Kennedy in Lana del Rey’s “National Anthem” video. More than any of that, Rocky’s gravitas, charisma, and hustle have brought him this far—to the cusp of rap superstardom.

Continue reading on Complex Magazine.

29th Sep2012

(Photos) LongLiveA$AP Tour Hits Roseland Ballroom in NYC

by @Djordje

You saw some footage, now peep some trill photography of the LongLiveA$AP tour stop in NYC by Verena Stefanie Grotto. Hit the tour page to see when the tour will be in a town near you.

25th Sep2012

(Photos) LongLiveA$AP Tour Hits Lupo’s in Providence, RI

by @DomingoTutu

A$AP Rocky and the mob invaded Providence, RI to kick off the LongLiveA$AP tour. Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q also joined the crew to turn things up. Check out these shots courtesy of Jessica Lehrman.

16th Sep2012

(Photos) adidas Originals 10th Anniversary Celebration with A$AP Rocky & Jeremy Scott

by @Djordje

For fashion designer Jeremy Scott, it was the perfect way to wrap-up this season’s New York Fashion Week as everyone packed into adidas Originals SoHo NYC last night for A$AP Rocky concert. Continuing the month-long event in celebration of adidas Originals SoHo NYC’s 10th anniversary, A$AP Rocky along with the rest of A$AP Mob entranced the 100+ invited guests with an evening of fast beats and even faster rhyme. In the midst of the performance, Jeremy Scott and friends found time to unwind while A$AP’s newest collaborators, Flatbush Zombies, enjoyed the festivities albeit somewhat “oddly”. Stay tuned for more information on exclusive products and releases celebrating adidas Originals SoHo NYC’s 10th anniversary.

Via Freshness Mag.

09th Jul2012

(Photos) A$AP Rocky Live at Openair Frauenfeld Festival 2012

by @Djordje

You saw the performance footage, now check out some exclusive photos of Rocky’s performance at the 2012 Openair Frauenfeld Festival. Courtesy of Tillate.

29th Jun2012

A$AP Rocky Covers Clash Magazine (August 2012)

by @Djordje

Clash Magazine today revealed its first ever dual cover: a split concept piece based on rising hip-hop star A$AP Rocky.

The 10 page cover story, shot exclusively by seminal young british artist Matthew Stone, symbolise, symbolize the ‘saint’ and ‘sinner’ aspect of the artist’s character. As explained in Clash’s cover feature, Rocky is more than just a hip-hop cliché – a prolific musician, filmmaker, fashion icon and artist, he embodies the innovative spirit of a 21st Century maestro.

The issue explores the intricate nature of New York’s influential A$AP Collective’s fearless leader. He discusses racism in hip-hop (or rather, the lack of it), the comparisons of A$AP to Wu-Tang, codeine drinks, and his fondness for Michaelangelo.  The issue hits newsstands Thursday 5th July, with an exclusive preview of the magazine released in Dover Street Market on July 2nd.

27th Jun2012

(Photos) Inspiration Behind Lana Del Rey & A$AP Rocky’s “National Anthem” Video

by @Djordje

Complex takes a look at 13 iconic images of former first lady Jackie O. and president John F. Kennedy that were used as inspiration for Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” music video, co-starring A$AP Rocky. Check the side-by-side comparisons below.

25th Jun2012

(Photos) A$AP Rocky Live in Berlin 6/14

by @Djordje

Flacko was out in Germany earlier this month performing at the Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin. Check out some flicks from the show below taken by Christoph Voy. Rocky will be returning to Europe this summer, for his full schedule hit up the tour page.

23rd Jun2012

(Photos) A$AP Mob at Midsummer in NYC

by @Djordje

Last night the Bowery Hotel played host to one of the wildest parties yet this summer in NYC. Thanks to Kanon Vodka and WeSC, the A$AP Mob got to perform infront of a very live crowd that included some notable guests like Alexander Wang, Flatbush Zombies, Tanboys, and more. Check out photos from last nights event below courtesy of Kanon and the Mob’s Instagram.

17th Jun2012

(Photos) A$AP Mob at Club Paradise Jones Beach

by @Djordje

Get a look at what went down at last nights Club Paradise tour stop in Jones Beach courtesy of Instagram. Make sure you follow @asapmob, @asvpillz, @asvpjosh, @asvpxnvst, @younglord, and the rest of the mob on Instagram.

04th Jun2012

(Video/Photos) A$AP Rocky Live at Summer Jam 2012

by @Djordje

A$AP Rocky hit the stage in New Jersey this weekend to perform for his first time at Summer Jam. As the festival stage headliner, Rocky brought out ScHoolboy Q and his TDE family to perform the fan favorite “Brand New Guy.” Be sure to watch the newly released music video for “Brand New Guy” as well. You can check out photos of Rocky’s performance below, courtesy of Hot 97.