In episode 2 of the Turnt and Burnt tour vlog we see Ferg put in work, doing three sets at Tyler the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival and more. Watch above.
Tatianna Paulino is the mother of the late hip-hop manager and executive Steven Rodriguez—or as the world knew him, A$AP Yams. He died at the age of 26 in 2015 from a drug overdose. He helped orchestrate the rise of A$AP Mob, which has produced rappers A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and more. We chronicled the rise or A$AP Rocky in our documentary SXDDVNLY.
Below, Paulino writes about the experience of his death and how it’s shaped her.
Today would have been my son Steven Rodriguez’s 28th birthday.
But at about 3 AM on the morning of January 18 2015, the phone rang displaying the number of his roommate. Steven, aka A$AP Yams, was the founder of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob; he would sometimes phone me from his friend’s number. But at this hour, I knew it wasn’t good. “Mama Tati, Steven isn’t feeling well.” I could barely make out the anxiety-ridden voice on the other end, and my heart began beating wildly.
Continue reading on Noisey.
A$AP Rocky makes a cameo in Kid Cudi’s latest music video for “Surfin’.” Check out the visual above.
A$AP Ferg makes a cameo in V Magazine and Dior Beauty latest
V and Dior Beauty recently came together for a private dinner hosted by Bella Hadid and Stephen Gan, which featured a number of notable guests including A$AP Ferg. Get an inside look at the affair above. Video by Luca Repola and Patrick Golan.
A$AP Mob announces today the long-awaited second group album, Cozy Tapes Vol 1: Friends-, will be released digitally on Monday, October 31st, via A$AP Worldwide / Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records. New songs off the album, “Telephone Calls” and “Runner,” will drop Friday, October 28th.
Last week Red Bull Studios in London debuted the new AWGE-produced short film Money Man, directed by A$AP Rocky and Dexter Navy. The short film is sound-tracked by two new songs “Money Man” and “Put That On My Set” featuring A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Yung Lord and Skepta, that will be on the Mob’s digital and physical releases.
Cozy Tapes Vol 1: Friends- Tracklist:
01. Yamborghini High
02. Crazy Brazy
03. Way Hii
04. Young Nigga Living
05. Nasty’s World
06. Money Man
07. Put That On My Set
08. Motivation Foreign (Skit)
09. London Town
12. Telephone Calls
Playboi Carti covers the latest issue of Japanese style imprint Them Magazine. Catch Carti on the road with A$AP Ferg and Rob $tone for the Turnt & Burnt tour. Tix are available here.
You can grab a copy of Them Magazine Issue 12 now.
A$AP Rocky announced to the world via tweet (and crying Benedict Cumberbatch GIF) last weekend that “Cozy Tapes Vol. 1” was finished.
“Cozy Tapes” has been a labor of love and devotion for Rocky. The project, which features multiple A$AP Mob members, was initiated by close friend A$AP Yams, who died suddenly in early 2015. While there’s no release date yet for “Cozy Tapes,” we’re one step closer today with the release of the film “Money Man,” which includes two tracks from the album.
The intense 12-minute short film was directed by AWGE, A$AP Rocky’s creative collective, and tells the tragic story of Rina, a character trapped in a world of crime and misfortune. It is soundtracked by the song “Money Man” featuring A$AP Nast and a second song featuring Skepta. Both songs were recorded at Red Bull Studios London.
The film — shot over three days in northwest London — also features A$AP Nast and Skepta. Also making an appearance is Said Taghmaoui, the screenwriter and actor, who starred in the groundbreaking 1995 French film “La Haine,” upon which the “Money Man” film takes its inspiration, and the acclaimed David O. Russell movie “Three Kings.”
Last month, A$AP Rocky dropped the track “Crazy Brazy” — featuring A$AP Rocky, the Atlanta rapper Key! and A$AP Twelvvy — which is also on “Cozy Tapes.” In an interview with MTV, Rocky called the album “an introduction to a new cozy way. It’s really rap-punk meets alternative underground.”
Premiere via Red Bull UK.
“It’s like the X-Men, and we’re a group of mutants,” says A$AP Bari of Vlone, the cult-fashion label that he helms alongside A$AP Rocky. “I’m Professor X just trying to bring people together to change the world.” To continue the metaphor, these mutants’ special powers are, essentially, their own fiercely particular type of personal style, or as Bari puts it, “Everybody that’s a part of Vlone has his own thoughts and creative vibe.” In the three years since the brand launched, it has garnered a following that extends far beyond the A$AP Mob: Fashion-forward music impresarios like Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa have worn the line, drawn to it for its various street-culled inspirations. This season, that translated into working with Virgil Abloh of Off-White on some pieces, as well as casting fellow rapper Lil Uzi Vert to model for the lookbook.
“Uzi is a young, up-and-coming artist, and he’s living the Vlone lifestyle,” said Bari. The Lamborghini convertible and Yamaha motorcycle featured in the shoot are there to represent the artist’s dreams realized. “Having the car he has always wanted, the bike he’s always wanted,” said Bari, “doing the things he likes to do. It might seem bourgeoisie or whatever, but it’s really about Uzi being happy in life.” The casting was a matter of art imitating life. Bari first met Uzi after he gave a shout-out to Vlone on his track “Ready Set Go (VLone).” Bari also liked Uzi’s laissez-faire approach to style. “He doesn’t care what he wears—he’s a rock star, and that’s why I love him,” said Bari. “He’s not a follower. He doesn’t dress like me or Rocky.” And as for the other half of Vlone, Bari says it’s a creative partnership the pair share, with the two engaged in something of a constant discussion. “Sometime I take Rocky’s suggestions, and sometimes he takes my suggestions,” said Bari. “Everything, including the design process, is based on a freestyle . . . back and forth, and we brainstorm.”
Continue reading on Vogue Magazine.
A$AP Ferg and Anderson .Paak threw an impromptu jam session in the lobby of their hotel in Perth, Australia recently. Watch them groove out in the video above.
Catch Ferg on the Turnt & Burnt tour with Playboi Carti and Rob $tone this Fall. Cop tickets here.
Marino Infantry debut their new series of skate videos titled Infantry Vol. 1. Check out the video above starring Donovan Stubbs, Mason Padilla, Robert Davis, Ja’Marus Wallace, Dominic Laborde, Niko Rampias and Butterz.
Later this month A$AP Ferg will be making his way up to Chicago, IL to perform at this years Freaky Deaky, and here’s your chance to see him live! We’ve teamed up with React Presents to giveaway one (1) pair of 3-Day GA passes to one lucky fan. The festival will be from Friday, October 28 — Sunday, October 30 at Toyota Park. Also making their way down to Chitown for Freaky Deaky will be countless other performers, including Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, ScHoolboy Q, Flatbush Zombies, and many more.
So, how do you enter? Simple! Just fill out the information below and that’s it! Be sure to be following @ASAPMOB and @getFreakyDeaky on Twitter for updates. Not feeling so lucky? Tickets are still available for purchase here.
Contest ends on October 14th, 2016. The winners will be contacted via email with information on how to claim their prize. UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Fatia T.!
*Transportation not included. Limit 1 entry per person. Must be 17 years of age or older.