17th Oct2017

A$AP Ant Wants To Be The Kanye West of Baltimore

by @Djordje

Ask Adam Kirkman when he got into fashion, and he’ll tell you he’s always been “fresh.”

The 24-year-old Baltimorean grew up admiring the skaters who frequented city streets as well as the sneakers at Gentei, a now-defunct streetwear store off Morton Street. Now, he has 300 pairs of sneakers by his mother’s estimation and his own line of skatewear, plus a budding rap career.

“Seventh grade going into eighth grade, the back-to-school clothes … that was the step into the game,” he said. “I remember telling some girl ‘I’m about to wear skinny jeans’ — she was like ‘Ew, don’t wear no skinny jeans’ — now her boyfriend probably wears skinny jeans.”

Kirkman, better known by his stage names A$AP Ant and YG Addie, is the only Baltimore native in the A$AP Mob, a rap collective based in Harlem. Additionally, he’s one of the members breaking into the fashion world via his skatewear brand, Marino Infantry.

Continue reading on The Baltimore Sun.

08th Oct2017

(Video) A$AP Ant – Proposition ft. Lulu P

by @Djordje

Watch the video for “Proposition” from A$AP Ant and Lulu P, with Lord Fubu on the beat.

26th Sep2017

New Music: A$AP Ant & A$AP Twelvyy – Lean Like A Viking

by @Djordje

A$AP Ant and A$AP Twelvyy share their latest collaborative effort “Lean Like A Viking,” featuring production by 16yrold & AR. Listen below.

25th Jul2017

A$AP Mob Announces the Too Cozy Tour

by @Djordje

A storm like no other is brewing in the A$AP universe as the Mob makes plans for a fall tour across the US. A$AP Mob will bring the madness to the masses, with a 20-city tour, starting September 23rd in Lowell, MA and winding across the country until November 3rd, finishing up in Broomfield CO, with A$AP Ferg and Playboi Carti on select dates – see full list of dates below. Tickets go on-sale Friday July 28th at 10AM local time and can be purchased at here at ASAPMob.com.


9/23 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/25 – New York, NY @ City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage in Central Park
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/27 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

9/29 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/16 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/18 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/21 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/27 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

10/30 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

11/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Playboi Carti
Key!
Cozy Boys

11/03 – Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center
A$AP Mob (A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant)
Key!
Cozy Boys

04th May2017

(Video) Marino Infantry Commercial Campaign Vol. 1

by @Djordje

Check out the last Marino Infantry commercial above, shot and edited by Nolan Kresnak. Additional shots by Aidan Cullen.

Skaters:
Curtiss Rowe
Tyrea Seals
Dontae Benjamin
Thomas Dritsas
Dominic Laborde

01st May2017

A$AP Ant Interview with HYPEBEAST

by @Djordje

To say skatewear brand Marino Infantry is on the rise is an understatement — in its recent releases that included a VLONE collab and a colorful Easter-themed range, A$AP Ant‘s burgeoning label sold out these offerings in less than a day. The brand is hardly a new kid on the block as it’s been around for about more than 10 years now — Marino’s earlier pieces can be seen in A$AP Rocky’s 2011 “Peso” music video, one of Lord Pretty Flacko’s earliest rap vids. The journey to now hasn’t been smooth for Ant’s imprint either. He and a former partner split because of creative differences and the line also had to be put on hiatus. But with anything creative, whether music or fashion, timing is of the essence and the man, also known as YG Addie, revamped Marino Infantry with a more focused vision. “It’s all in God’s hands now,” he says.

As part of A$AP Mob, A$AP Ant is already renowned for his music whether it’s with the group or solo endeavors, but his passions extend beyond the mic and stage. A love for skateboarding culture in his youth lead him to start Marino Infantry which was initially called Marino Gang. Besides being inspired by early skate vids, friends who skated, and the general skateboarding community of his neighborhood, Addie was also influenced by Pharrell Williams and the N.E.R.D. artist’s ICECREAM brand. The Mob rapper credits Williams for being a pioneer in packaging the worlds of skate, fashion and hip-hop together for the mainstream to digest. His goal for Marino Infantry follows the same blueprint albeit in a more cautious and tactical way. As some of you who pay attention to the streetwear industry might already know, ICECREAM has moved out of the spotlight and its skate team which had Terry Kennedy and Jimmy Gorecki are no longer major players in the world of skateboarding.

We recently sat down with A$AP Ant to talk about Marino Infantry, his music and possible brand collabs down the line. He also gives his insights on the recent Supreme x Louis Vuitton collab and where his brand stands amongst today’s more established skatewear labels.

Continue reading on HYPEBEAST.

09th Apr2017

New Music: A$AP Ant & Benji Blue – Never Shoot Me

by @Djordje

A$AP Ant and Benji Blue connect for “Never Shoot Me,” produced by AR. Listen below.

07th Mar2017

New Music: A$AP Ant – Diamond Talk & High Definition

by @Djordje

A$AP Ant links with LORDFUBU for two new cuts called “Diamond Talk” and “High Definition.” Listen to the ethereal collaborations below.

28th Feb2017

(Video) A$AP Ant Performs “Finances” for COLORS Berlin

by @Djordje

Dinero, Fetty, Provolone, Guap! A$AP Ant a.k.a YG Addie steps into the lime light.

Via COLORS Berlin.

19th Feb2017

(Video) A$AP Ant Freestyle on Tim Westwood

by @Djordje

A$AP Ant drops some bars for Tim Westwood following his interview. Watch above.

19th Feb2017

(Video) A$AP Ant Interview with Tim Westwood

by @Djordje

A$AP Ant speaks to Westwood about his hit Finances, touring, A$AP Mob, Dipset & more.

Via TimWestwoodTV.

07th Feb2017

New Music: Lil Dude – Off-White ft. A$AP Ant

by @Djordje

The Vlone Money Team premieres new music today from Lil Dude and A$AP Ant. Listen to “Off-White” produced by Spizzledoe, below.

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