Check out the official movie trailer for DOPE starring A$AP Rocky above. In theaters June 19th.
Marty Baller freestyling at the Tumblr headquarters with A$AP Ferg. Behind the scenes from A$AP Ferg’s Tumblr chat.
Via Trap Lord.
On Tuesday, April 21, veteran hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson will host the latest edition of his live interview series CRWN as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s star-studded Tribeca Talks® program, sponsored by Hennessy V.S., and his guest inside Spring Studios, the festival’s creative epicenter, will be none other than “Pretty Flacko” himself, A$AP Rocky.
Information on special V.I.P. passes will be available in the coming weeks. Those who have a Tribeca Film Festival Spring Pass will have automatic entry.
As part of the ongoing Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour, A$AP Rocky will discussing his upcoming album at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London on April 8th at 6pm. This public lecture will be live streamed simultaneously on redbullmusicacademy.com/uktour. You can submit your questions to the Harlem rap star on Twitter using #AskRocky.
Skrillex’s critically-acclaimed Full Flex Express is making a comeback. The train first embarked during the summer of 2012, returning in 2015 with a star-studded lineup including headliners Skrillex and Diplo as Jack Ü, plus performances from Zeds Dead, A$AP Ferg, Tycho, Kiesza, Hundred Waters, and a very special back-to-back set with Anna Lunoe and Mija. In the tradition of the original Festival Express tour, Full Flex will cruise across Canada throughout 8 days in July, making stops at some of the biggest venues in the country.
Check out the dates below. For tickets and information click here.
Wednesday, July 8th – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Festival *
Thursday, July 9th – Quebec City, QC – Quebec City Summer Festival * #
Friday, July 10th – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau *
Saturday, July 11th – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
Tuesday, July 14th – Winnipeg, MB – Adrenaline Adventures * #
Wednesday, July 15th – Saskatoon, SK – Diefenbaker Park * #
Friday, July 17th – Calgary, AB – Prairie Winds Park
Sunday, July 19th – Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Festival *
# show includes Kiesza
* show includes Hundred Waters
From dainty bits of twisted metal to giant gold chains, the jewelry that we put on each morning often carries more of a story than our clothes or makeup ever could. The artists at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse came through wearing ornamentation of all kinds, so we stopped a few of them to find out what a Marc Jacobs watch, or a fox ring, or a chunky gold chain meant to them. Whether their jewels were deeply significant, extravagant, or completely worthless, their answers were revealing all the same.
Continue reading on The FADER.
A$AP Rocky is sitting across from me at a table inside L.A.’s Sound Factory Studios. He looks away from the table, away from a sparse dinner he occasionally picks at, away from me, and repeats, under his breath, the two words I’ve never heard him say, and didn’t think I ever would: “No comment.”
To be fair, it’s been a long day, and he’s barely on the other end of it. A studio all-nighter that ended at 8 a.m. A photo shoot. This interview. A corporate fashion meeting. But despite his schedule, the “no comment” is still a surprise, even though it’s in response to a question about his love life. And not even a great one. It’s one of several times during this conversation where Rocky rolls his eyes, leans his head back—his braids dangling over the back of a studio chair—and stares into the ceiling in response to a question. He’s just not feeling it tonight.
Rocky’s usually a talker. The 26-year-old Harlem native’s outspokenness has been well-documented in these pages and elsewhere more than a few times over the course of his young, white-hot career. His candor is part of his innate charisma: He’s never not had something to say. And typically, something that shows up on arrival as a classic Rocky quotable. So why’s he being tight-lipped now? Is it just the exhaustion from a packed schedule? Or a different kind of fatigue?
It’s hard not to consider the latter. In the two years since he released his chart-topping debut album Long Live A$AP, he’s also emerged as one of rap’s foremost fashion trendsetters, and landed in a relationship with model Chanel Iman. He modeled in a Ferragamo campaign, and took his first acting gig, in the indie darling Dope (a movie that—of course—ignited a fierce bidding war at Sundance for the distribution rights). Last October, Rocky’s first proper track in over a year, “Multiply,” was released to rave reviews. The song also made news because of Rocky’s jabs at fashion lines Been Trill and Hood By Air, two brands he’d provided crucial support to before. On New Year’s Eve, Rocky released the booming “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2.” Fans freaked out. Clubs banged it. Writers praised it. A common headline emerged: 2015 was poised to be the year Rocky was back.
Continue reading on Complex Magazine.
Check out some lost footage of Marty Baller at Fool’s Gold last year with Danny Brown, ASAP Illz & more, and be sure to subscribe here for more exclusive content straight from Marty.
A$AP Rocky previews a verse (from an undisclosed song) that will be on his upcoming album At.Long.Last.A$AP, while at the photo shoot for his story in GQ’s April issue.
Via GQ Magazine.
Lollapalooza has just unveiled their complete 2015 lineup, which includes A$AP Rocky among many other notable acts. The festival goes down July 31st through August 2nd at Grant Park in Chicago. Cop tickets and check the full artist lineup here.
The A$AP Mob was out at SXSW and the cameras followed. Check out this quick behind the scenes of the Mob at the Samsung show & Illmore.
Yesterday, Billboard exclusively announced the Roots Picnic 2015 lineup. This years roster includes the likes of A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Erykah Badu, and many more. Check the full lineup above and grab your tickets here when they go on sale this Friday, March 13th, at 12PM EST.