Fresh off the release of his self-title project, Playboi Carti will be headlining a performance in NYC this weekend. Join Carti and DJ Wavy at Knockdown Center in Maspeth this Saturday. Tickets are available for purchase now via Ticketfly.
Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show by heading over to Twitter and following @playboicarti & @asapmob and then retweeting the below tweet. Winners will be selected at random and contacted with information on how to claim their tickets.
Playboi Carti is late to his shoot at an apartment complex on 139th Street in Harlem. Here, the 21-year-old rapper has a gang of publicists waiting for him, while a crew of Grailed employees organizes piles of clothes for him to try on. Carti loves the site Grailed, which is like a virtual candy store for those with a taste for Raf Simons and Balmain. “I’ve always been a thrift store kid,” he later tells me. But these clothes are far from humble thrift store finds: A stylist has draped a $20,000 fur coat and a bevy of other haute goods over the couch. Eventually, he arrives, making a much-awaited entrance in a new pair of sneakers. Who can be angry at him? He’s a lanky, handsome heartthrob, who wears his skinny jeans with serious swagger. “I don’t like baggy clothes,” he says. “I’m a skinny dude, so I think [skinny jeans] look better on me.”
Carti first came onto the scene in 2015 with his song “Broke Boi,” a catchy hit that spoke about a tricked-out Jesus piece and poked fun at squares “in the mall buying ice.” It earned the attention of rappers like A$AP Rocky. Just a few days ago, he dropped his self-titled mixtape, which features singles like “Wokeuplikethis*” and “Magnolia,” and got as high as number four on the iTunes album charts. Carti’s fashion résumé is also impressive: He was in the Yeezy Season 5 show, performed this past season at VFiles with rapper Lil Uzi Vert, and made a cameo in one of Drake’s OVO lookbooks. During New York Fashion Week: Men’s, he headed over to Raf Simons’s first New York show with A$AP Rocky. “That felt like the first time [at a fashion show]. That one was the real deal; it felt amazing,” he says. “I met Raf, and I got the butterflies.”
Check out Yeezy’s Calabasas Collection, with styling by A$AP Nast featuring him and model Ganna Bogdan, shot by Dan Regan. Designer Kanye West enlisted Cali Thornhill DeWitt, who designed West’s Saint Pablo tour merchandise, to art direct a zine, which will accompany each purchase.
As A$AP Bari takes his VLONE project on a worldwide tour, which included pop-ups in New Orleans, Texas, Tokyo and more, we caught the action of how it unfolded in Hong Kong.
The highly-anticipated offerings such as the Nike Air Force 1, logo tees and sweaters brought out a huge number of people to line up for a chance to purchase a coveted piece. Held at Juice’s Sheung Wan location, Bari decided to completely transform the spot into what the concept of VLONE was really about. Bright orange walls, “EVERY LIVING CREATIVE DIES ALONE,” retro tech appliances and more helped illustrate and translate the vision.
Support the A$AP Foundation and purchase your ticket to their commemorative gala and art auction for A$AP Yams. The event will take place March 25th at 6pm and feature an auction, awards presentation and seated buffet dinner.
Watch the story unfold as hotel director, REMIX icon and musician A$AP Rocky welcomes his new guests with an unexpected treat: The wardrobes of our top models Julia Nobis, Kris Gottschalk, Jourdan Dunn and Andreea Diaconu’s are about to undergo a major creative twist, with Rocky inspiring them to REMIX the hottest styles this spring.
This spring is all about remixing favourite brands from high to low and creating your very own look.
To fuel your inspiration, Zalando presents a unique world where fashion fuses with music. Meet REMIX style icon and musician A$AP Rocky, alongside top models Julia Nobis, Kris Gottschalk, Jourdan Dunn, and Andreea Diaconu – in a remixing party unlike any the fashion world has seen before.
While cruise ship festivals are nothing revolutionary, the new Summerfest Cruise is looking to distinguish themselves with a special guest host: DJ Khaled. The lineup for the cruise so far includes Future, Lil Wayne, Migos, and A$AP Rocky, with more to be announced. The ship departs Miami on June 30 and will make stops at two cities in the Bahamas before returning to Miami on July 3. An FAQ for the festival promises “partying and mingling up close and personal with the entertainers.” Find more information here and check out Khaled’s promotional video above.