26th Sep2014

DKNY x FRANK: Behind The Scenes with A$AP Illz

by @Djordje

By now you’ve surely seen the endless ILLZ editorial, but behind every successful photoshoot is always some behind the scenes chaos, and we just happened to have cameras on scene to capture the whole thing.

Setting up a base at our editor Tabatha McGurr’s apartment in Bed-Stuy, the commotion was non-stop from 9am till’ evening, with steamers blowing smoke, hair and makeup being applied in all corners of the house, and Illz diligently browsing through DKNY samples on the rack, pairing looks together for our three lovely models. We could keep going into detail, but you’re better off just having a look for yourself…

Via FRANK151.

26th Sep2014

Best Artist Websites on the Internet: A$AP Mob

by @Djordje

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Well, this was a pleasant surprise! The good folks at Pigeons & Planes recently ranked what they consider 20 of the Best Artist Websites on the Internet, and sure enough ASAPMob.com was mentioned. See what they had to say about us here and check out the full article here. Much love to P&P!

22nd Sep2014

You Can Bet On Lotto: A$AP Lotto Interview

by @DomingoTutu

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Hailing from perhaps one of the most triumphant and momentous hip-hop movements of the 21st century, comes the underdog not as much a household name as his labelmates… yet that is. you have the vocalist, stylistic, kingpin of his group and trade Rocky, his name and his heartthrob complexion as well known in Harlem as the colossal political figure before him Malcolm X, and his slugs as bright as the entirety of the Mob’s future. you have Ant, the absolutely necessary, grimey-Baltimore representer that all hip-hop groups ought to possess. then there’s Yams, his name deriving from a 2009 Triple C’s anthem about cocaine, his “lean-spill” birthmark notorious throughout the music industry and a proper representation of the mastermind behind A$AP. and of course there’s A$AP Lou, the frequent lean-picture-taker, sole Caucasian face in the Mob. and amongst several other members, Twelvvy, Nast, Ty Beats, Ferg, Bari, etc., thus spawns a newer face of the Mob, a face with the most room for growth, a face with the up-most potential, and his youthful likes gives room for a career of great longevity.

A$AP Lotto, the face of Miami in the Mob. And his strive and drive is that of a 2011 Rocky, with the grit of a “Coke & White Bitches” Ant, but Lotto can hardly get compared to anyone but himself. I conducted an interview with the Mob member, answering everything from his inspirations, to his aspirations, and even to what in fact A$AP Lou actually does.

Read the full interview on ZadricDavis.

15th Sep2014

CONTEST: Win Tickets To See A$AP Nast & A$AP Ant Live at Foxtail Fest

by @Djordje

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This weekend A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant will be hitting the stage in Philly for Foxtail Fest, and we’re hooking you up with a chance to win tickets. The line-up also includes performances by SZA, Chynna, DJ Nick, Noah Breakfast, Asaad, and more. So how do you enter? Simple, hit our Twitter and RT this tweet. Make sure you’re following both @ASAPMOB and @FoxTailFest!

The contest ends this Thursday (9/18) at noon EST. Winners will be contacted shortly thereafter. Good luck!

02nd Sep2014

(Video) A$AP Rocky: SVDDXNLY – Part 5/5

by @Djordje

In the final part of “SVDDXNLY” A$AP reflects on his success and looks to the future. We also hang out with Schoolboy Q, Riff Raff, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, and Chanel Iman.

“SVDDXNLY” chronicles the ascension of one of raps brightest young stars, A$AP Rocky. From home videos and interviews with friends and family, to the very first seminal moments of his career caught on tape, Rocky takes viewers behind the scenes into his life as he takes A$AP from Harlem, to the world.

Via Noisey.

26th Aug2014

(Video) A$AP Rocky: SVDDXNLY – Part 4/5

by @Djordje

In part four Rocky hangs out with fashion icon Jeremy Scott, learns a “secret handshake” from Kathy Griffin, and receives some wisdom from Snoop Dogg himself.

SVDDXNLY chronicles the ascension of one of raps brightest young stars, A$AP Rocky. From home videos and interviews with friends and family, to the very first seminal moments of his career caught on tape, Rocky takes viewers behind the scenes into his life as he takes A$AP from Harlem, to the world.

Via Noisey.

25th Aug2014

A$AP Nast & A$AP Ant to Perform at Foxtail Fest

by @Djordje

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A$AP Ant and A$AP Nast will be taking the stage at this years Foxtail Fest going down on September 20th in Philly. Also headlining this year will be SZA, Asaad, Noah Breakfast, Lil Uzi, Chynna, and many more. You can cop your tix now here.

21st Aug2014

(Video) A$AP Rocky: SVDDXNLY – Part 3/5

by @DomingoTutu

In part three we learn about the genesis of the A$AP Mob and Rocky shows us around his house.

“SVDDXNLY” chronicles the ascension of one of raps brightest young stars, A$AP Rocky. From home videos and interviews with friends and family, to the very first seminal moments of his career caught on tape, Rocky takes viewers behind the scenes into his life as he takes A$AP from Harlem, to the world.

via Noisey.

12th Aug2014

(Video) A$AP Rocky: SVDDXNLY – Part 2/5

by @Djordje

In part two we look around A$AP’s tour bus studio, we hang out with Drake and Macklemore, and Rocky opens up about his late brother.

“SVDDXNLY” chronicles the ascension of one of raps brightest young stars, A$AP Rocky. From home videos and interviews with friends and family, to the very first seminal moments of his career caught on tape, Rocky takes viewers behind the scenes into his life as he takes A$AP from Harlem, to the world.

Via Noisey.

11th Aug2014

10 Things You Didn’t Know About A$AP Rocky

by @Djordje

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Music and fashion icon A$AP Rocky is killing the game on his own terms. With a #1 album under his belt and two more on the way, the 25 year-old rapper is fast cementing his position as one of the musical voices of his generation. We hang out with Rocky stateside to kickoff the youth revolution…

“You already know,” is a constant refrain of the A$AP Mob, the multimedia collective that launched A$AP Rocky. It’s part verbal tic, part truth. Because there’s a lot that you already know about A$AP Rocky, né Rakim Mayers, aka Lord Flacko. You know the look: full gold grill, French braids, conceptual designer duds. You know the music: wavy, eclectic, Southern-inflected rap that began with cult 2011 mixtape Live.Love.A$AP and peaked – so far – with last year’s Billboard #1 album Long.Live.A$AP. You know the bio: ambitious kid overcomes a Harlem childhood spent slinging yeyo and rolling dice on the corner to become a pop-culture phenomenon living up to his crew’s acronym: Always Strive and Prosper. So what don’t you know?

Continue reading on i-D Magazine.

06th Aug2014

Skrillex Announces Fall Tour with A$AP Ferg, DJ Mustard, DJ Snake, and More

by @Djordje

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Skrillex has just announced his upcoming monstrous 27-stop tour, all kicking off in Miami on September 26th. Joining Skrillex on the road this Fall will be A$AP Ferg, DJ Mustard, DJ Snake, Kaytranada, and more. Tickets for the tour are set to go on sale starting August 15 at 10 AM, with a special pre-order for American Express customers starting on August 7. For more information on the tour click here. You can check out the full schedule below.

SKRILLEX TOUR DATES:
9/26/2014 Miami, FL – Mansion
9/27/2014 Atlanta, GA – TommorowWorld
9/30/2014 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
10/1/2014 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
10/2/2014 Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Exhibit Hall
10/4/2014 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/6/2014 El Paso, TX – Williams Convention Center
10/7/2014 Tucson, AZ – Ava Amphitheater
10/9/2014 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater
10/11/2014 Austin – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/14/2014 Magna, UT – The Great Saltair
10/15/2014 Boulder, CO – Balch Fieldhouse
10/16/2014 Lincoln, NE – 13th and N Street
10/18/2014 Chicago, IL – Navy Pier
10/20/2014 Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion
10/21/2014 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/22/2014 Syracuse, NY – F Shed
10/23/2014 Amherst, MA – Mullins Center
10/24/2014 Washington, DC – Echostage
10/25/2014 Washington, DC – Echostage
10/26/2014 Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful Festival
10/27/2014 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
10/28/2014 Tampa, FL – Hogan’s Beach
10/29/2014 Tallahassee, FL – Coliseum
11/1/2014 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival
11/2/2014 Las Vegas, NV – XS

06th Aug2014

A$AP Rocky Covers The Girls + Boys Issue of i-D Magazine

by @Djordje

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It’s an incredibly exciting time to be alive. The internet and social media have had a revolutionary impact on the way we interact, socialise, work and play, and as a result given rise to one of the most exciting and creative periods of recent decades. In The Girls + Boys Issue of i-D we explore what it means for boys and girls, like ourselves, growing up today. Splitting the issue down the middle, model of the moment Leona ‘Binx’ Walton heads up the GIRLS, while fashion’s favourite rapper A$AP Rocky heads up the BOYS.

With a number one album under his belt and two more on the way, A$AP Rocky is fast cementing his position as one of the musical voices of his generation. We hang out with the Harlem born rapper to discuss his new albums and the ever-progressive ways in which the digital world continues to shape our generation and beyond. “There are so many visionaries coming out of our time, it’s amazing,” A$AP enthuses. “We have the tools at our fingertips to do anything we want. It’s beautiful.”

A greater awareness and acceptance of people from all walks of life is one of the most positive and vital outcomes of our increasingly connected world. In her first commission for i-D, journalist, presenter and transgender rights activist Paris Lees celebrates the rise in transgender models, singers and spokespeople on television and in magazines. We also explore sexuality in a modern world, and rejoice in the news that many LGBT boys and girls in the Western world no longer feel outcast but accepted. Young feminist voices such as Petra Collins, Karley Sciortino, Phoebe Collings-James and Arvida Byström are harnessing the digital space to bring about a new sense of female empowerment. While NY artist and photographer Michael Bailey Gates proves that only, “aggressive thinkers with courage are what create change.”

The new faces in this issue spend anywhere between two and a whopping twenty hours a day on social media(!). For Tyler the Creator, it’s too much, but for others it inspires and influences everthing they do. We also catch up with two young starlets and one young designer on the cusp of great things; Emma Roberts and Emily Browning, and Jacquemus.

I’ll leave it to A$AP Rocky to conclude: “How would I describe our generation? Mother-fucking awesome!” We couldn’t agree more.

Via i-D Magazine.

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