17th Oct2017

(Video) VEVO Footnotes: Plain Jane

by @Djordje

Take a deeper look at A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” music video in VEVO’s latest Footnotes episode.

08th Oct2017

(Video) A$AP Rocky Shows Vogue His Bodega In Selfridges

by @Djordje

This week, A$AP Rocky opened the doors to his AWGE Bodega: a Selfridges pop-up housed in the basement of the London department store. A remarkably accurate replica of the archetypal New York corner store, he is selling everything from AWGE-branded Krispy Kremes and cuddly toys (in homage to the ever-present bodega cat that you might find sleeping on a loaf of bread) to custom-designed stationery, cushions and beverages (alongside, of course, a selection of garments designed by he himself and his AWGE army). And it really is him selling it – intermittently, the multi-hyphenate rapper will appear behind the till, Selfridges name badge pinned to his chest, working the cash register and ringing up sales. Such a position is slightly unfamiliar to him – after all, he says, he might know how to open a till, but he’s never worked behind one – but he seems dedicated to its success.

The final chapter in Selfridges’ initiative Music Matters, which has explored the crossover between luxury fashion and music merch, the AWGE Bodega is an authentic immersion into Rocky’s world — and a celebration of the different communities who come together in such spaces to re-up on sweets and soft drinks. Whether you’re heading down to pick up a branded calculator or a Rocky figurine, take a tour with the man himself to get the lay of the land.

Via Vogue.

27th Sep2017

A$AP Nast Announces Collaboration with Converse

by @Djordje

A$AP Nast, an avid collector of mid-century modern furniture, teams with Converse for a footwear and apparel collection incorporating materials of various textures, patterns and understated shades all inspired the recording artist’s favorite period of design history.

“Being born and raised in Harlem, I’m excited to drop my [first] design collaboration in my city. Fashion has always been a priority whether expressed through my style or rap– I am telling a story,” says Nast. “As a young creative, Converse gave me the opportunity to share my vision, passion, and personal inspiration of a timeless era through the collection.”

The Converse x A$AP Nast collection features a One Star and Chuck Taylor All Star 70 in addition to a custom Converse t-shirt. The One Star is made with a soft-hued corduroy upper in Arrowhead, extra fuzzy laces, and the model’s iconic star in a deep Red Dahlia leather. The Chuck Taylor All Star 70 features a plaid outer with two interchangeable fuzzy laces in Egret and Greener Pastures. The phrase “SOMEWHERE IN MID-CENTURY” appears on both the sneaker’s sidewalls, reminding of the era that influences A$AP Nast’s creative direction. The same phrase is also displayed on the front of the T-shirt, available in Cream, Cardinal, and Dark Chocolate.

The limited edition Converse x A$AP Nast collection launches September 28 at 5pm EST exclusively at the Foot Locker flagship in Times Square.

Via Nike.

19th Sep2017

(Video) A$AP Ferg Breaks Down Biggie’s “Suicidal Thoughts” for Pitchfork

by @Djordje

Pitchfork is pleased to announce a new video series. “VERSES” finds rappers discussing songs that had a major impact on them as lyricists. First up is A$AP Ferg, who goes through the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Suicidal Thoughts” (from Ready to Die). “Biggie always got those lines where I’d be like, Man, he’s very brave for saying that,” Ferg says. Watch the inaugural “VERSES” above.

Via Pitchfork.

17th Sep2017

A$AP Rocky & Under Armour Announce New Partnership

by @Djordje

Following rumors, Under Armour today confirms a new partnership with rapper/style maven A$AP Rocky.

Not only will Rocky be teaming up with UA for an array of new products, but the multi-platform collaboration also centers around building community-based programming for underserved youth throughout the country. As could be expected, his line will be housed under Under Armour Sportswear, the brand’s elevated lifestyle product initiative.

“I wanted more than a collaboration partner,’” said A$AP Rocky. “The only way to achieve this is with someone who is likeminded. The Under Armour team, and especially CEO and Founder Kevin Plank, has a shared vision, enthusiasm, and desire to do the same. I grew up in Harlem, and had limited resources to channel my inner-creativity, so I spent too much time on the streets when I should have been more productive. I now have the ability to create a better situation for today’s kids so they can go from school to a safe place to create without boundaries. Under Armour was the company that was most excited about my idea to turn sportswear products on their head while bettering kids’ lives.”

Rocky and UA’s philanthropic work will include updating existing as well as launching new community centers in neighborhoods where students and their families can go to express their creativity through art, fashion, beauty, music and sport. Baltimore, Los Angeles and New York will be areas of initial focus.

“Our relationship with Rocky is a first for Under Armour; he is one of the most influential style leaders working off field in the world today and we respect his pure creative expertise and passion for culture and community,” said Todd Montesano, SVP of Global Entertainment and Partnerships. “We believe Rocky will undoubtedly provide an impact across our business and it is our intent to empower him and his numerous talents to explore new product avenues. Furthering our unique and truly first-of-its-kind partnership together, we’ll prioritize giving back in disadvantaged communities, particularly with the youth of America.”

A$AP Rocky joins the likes of Stephen Curry, Cam Newton, Tom Brady and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, among others as a part of the Under Armour fam.

Via Highsnobiety.

15th Sep2017

TRVPGXD Limited Edition Sterling Silver Chains Available Now

by @Djordje

TRVPGXD, under the creative direction of ASAP Relli, has partnered with stylist WT NY & legendary jewelry designer Susan Helmich on a limited edition, signature pendant collection.

Helmich’s career began in the early 1970’s in Compton, California. Since that time her work as received numerous awards and accolades for her innovative designs both nationally and internationally. In 2015, the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian acquired Helmich’s brooch “Midnight Dreamscape” to feature within their Malachite Gallery collection. Recently, Helmich was honored by the AGTA Spectrum Awards for her object d’Art titled “Neverland”.

The pedant collection was produced in the USA and is paired with a 4mm diamond cut rope chain. The A$AP and TRAPGXD pendant, as well as the chains, are crafted out of .925 solid sterling silver. Both pendants and chains, at request, are also available in 14K gold, and 14k gold with VVS diamonds.

Available online at: TRVPGXD.COM

09th Sep2017

(Video) Watch The AWGE DVD Pt. 1 Now

by @Djordje

Watch the AWGE DVD now on the official AWGE website, featuring exclusive footage of the Mob.

05th Sep2017

A$AP Rocky & KandyPens Team Up for the Flacko Jodye Vaporizer Collection

by @Djordje

A$AP Rocky has a penchant for locking down big-time partnerships. His stout resume includes: Mercedes Benz, Dior Homme, Courvoisier and more. On Tuesday (Sept. 5), the Harlem MC added a new venture into his list of partnerships, as he teams up with KandyPens to launch his signature line of vape pens called the Flacko Jodye Collection.

Rocky’s Flacko Jodye Collection contains a wood veneer with gold trim reminiscent of the wood paneling on vintage Rolls-Royces. In addition, the Flacko Jodye Collection comes fully equipped with a variety of attachments for liquids, oils, waxes and concentrates. For those searching for a lavish look, the vape pen’s carrying case replicates a 1930’s cigarette. The limited-edition collectors item comes in four different finishes including Rosewood, Maple, Mahogany, and Walnut.

“ASAP Rocky is truly a taste maker of our generation in both music and fashion so we were thrilled when he wanted to work with us on creating a vaporizer set for the future, while at the same time capturing a classic style, reminiscent of the golden era,” says Graham Gibson, president and ceo of KandyPens. “We are thrilled at how this project turned out and can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.”

Continue reading on Billboard.

30th Aug2017

Win Tickets To See Playboi Carti Live at Day N Night Fest

by @DomingoTutu

Join Playboi Carti, Pi’erre Bourne, Lil Uzi Vert, Kendrick Lamar and a stacked lineup at Day N Night Fest next weekend. Tickets are available for purchase now via Day N Night.

Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the 3-day festival 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 courtesy of Empire Taste.

29th Aug2017

A$AP Ferg & Cozy Boys To Perform at ComplexCon 2017

by @Djordje

The 2017 lineup for ComplexCon has been announced and among the performers at this years edition will be A$AP Ferg and the Cozy Boys. It all goes down during November 4th & 5th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Los Angeles; cop your tickets today.

26th Aug2017

A$AP Ferg’s Trap Lord & adidas Skateboarding Announce New Collab

by @Djordje

adidas Skateboarding partners with Harlem born hip-hop creative A$AP Ferg for his second adidas Skateboarding x Trap Lord collection collaboration. Inspired by the mismatched style and creative from the youth in inner-cities, Ferg draws similar parallels from his own experience coming up in New York City, creating unity and celebrating the determination it takes to rise over adversity. Available 9.1.17. Find online here via Adidas.com.

25th Aug2017

Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy Available Now

by @Djordje

AWGEST, the month-long takeover by A$AP Mob and AWGE throughout August, comes to a finale with the release of the NYC rap collective’s heavily anticipated follow-up, Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, out today via A$AP WORLDWIDE/Polo Grounds/RCA Records. The album features appearances from the likes of Playboi Carti, Frank Ocean, Quavo, Lil Yachty, Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, Jaden Smith, Chief Keef, Big Sean, Kirk Knight, Key!, Smooky Margiela, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies and more, along with the core ASAP Mob members, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Ant. The album also features production from Hit-Boy, Pi’erre Bourne, RZA, Slade Da Monsta, FranchiseDidIt and more, with executive production from A$AP Mob’s main producer, Hector Delgado.

Support by coping the project on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play.

COZY TAPES VOL. 2: TOO COZY TRACKLISTING
01 Skool Bus (Skit)
02 Perry Aye feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Playboi Carti & Jaden Smith
03 Please Shut Up feat. A$AP Rocky, KEY! & Gucci Mane
04 Blowin’ Minds (Skateboard) feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant, Chief Keef & Playboi Carti
05 Black Card feat. A$AP Rocky & Smooky MarGielaa
06 Walk On Water feat. A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Ant, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ferg & Playboi Carti
07 BYF feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant & Smooky MarGielaa
08 Get The Bag feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant, A$AP TyY, Playboi Carti & Smooky MarGielaa
09 Bahamas feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvvy, Lil Yachty, KEY!, ScHoolboy Q & Smooky MarGielaa
10 Principal Daryl Choad (Skit)
11 Frat Rules feat. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti & Big Sean
12 FYBR (First Year Being Rich) feat. A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant, A$AP Ferg, KEY! & Playboi Carti
13 Feels So Good feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Twelvyy & A$AP Ant
14 Coziest feat. A$AP Twelvvy & Zack
15 What Happens feat. Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Meechy Darko & Zombie Juice
16 RAF feat. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert & Frank Ocean
17 Last Day Of Skool (Skit)

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