In case you missed Rocky, Ferg, Twelvy, Nast and Ant bring in the heat in The Cypher last night for the BET Hip Hop Awards, peep the video above. Don’t forget to congratulate DAT PMF & the Trap Lord on their Hip Hop Award wins.
New mixtape from Marino Gang’s own DJ Nick, featuring exclusive tracks and drops from A$AP Ant, Young Diego, Travi$ Scott, Aston Matthews, 100s, Smoke DZA, A$AP Yams, Da$h, Retchy P, and more. Stream the mixtape below and download it here.
Tomorrow, A$AP Ant will hit Bridgeport, CT for a performance alongside Black Dave, Young Diego, Retchy P, and more. 18+ to get in, 21+ to sip on some free brews. Doors open at 9pm.
Before leaving Hot 97, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant, A$AP Twelvy and A$AP Ferg blessed the mic with a 16 minute freestyle to Dj Khaled’s “Grammy Family” and Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya?” Check it out above and below.
A$AP Mob head over to Hot 97 to discuss the highly discussed Kendrick Lamar “Control” verse, as well as the current state of hip hop and why New York rap doesn’t get support like it used to.
Known for his hard-hitting approach to hip-hop, Harlem via Baltimore rapper A$AP Ant‘s raspy city-bred demeanor furthers A$AP Mob‘s upfront traits in music and fashion. Aptly merging a distinct New York rawness with the syrupy sounds of the South in his delivery, Ant’s compelling flow has harnessed collaborations with the likes of Bodega Bamz and Flatbush Zombie, proving the 20-year-old as a force to be reckoned with. With his feet firmly planted in the new wave of hip-hop, we were enticed to see what Ant carried in his Essentials. Matching his A Bathing Ape hoodie and Jordan Vs with a Dipset fitted cap, Ant shows his affinity for the seminal streetwear staples while paying homage to the iconic Harlem-based rap group. Cast your eyes over his Essentials above and let us know your thoughts below.
Dallas is a long way from West Baltimore, but that’s where we found Adam Kirkman, 20, known to the hip-hop world as A$AP Ant, on a July night.
“I’m performing on tour with Rocky right now,” says Kirkman, referring to A$AP Rocky, the rapper whose album LONG.LIVE.A$AP hit number one earlier this year and who leads the Harlem-based A$AP Mob, which has become a dominant force in hip-hop. “I’m doing the hyping up onstage.”
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New visuals today from A$AP Ant and A$AP Nast for “The Way It Go” (produced by Milo) and “Trillmatic” (produced by A$AP Ty Beats). Directed by Jonah Schwartz during the mob’s Japan Tour. Trap Lord available in stores and iTunes August 20th.
With A$AP Rocky spearheading hip-hop, we wanted to catch up with the rest of the cohort who molded the foundations and core-values of the now ubiquitous A$AP movement. With industrious work ethics and an upfront approach to creativity, A$AP Mob have branched out onto different facets of the industry; Illz and his modeling endeavors and jewelry design; Josh in styling and his celebrated VLONE line with Twelvy; Nast and Addie on their hard-spitting rap techniques, while Yams overlooks every aspect of the Mob, keeping everyone in check with the unfaltering growth of success. Supported by Black Scale, A$AP Mob recently hit the road for a Japan tour. Amid the absence of Ferg and Twelvy — due to their own promotions of Trap Lord and playing support to Rihanna’s Diamond World Tour — we got a chance to sit down with the group for a very rare (first ever actually) interview outside of Rocky’s company. We caught up with the Mob prior to their Tokyo show and learnt more about the make-up of A$AP, how success has effected the group, and weather they take dress cues from each other. Amid catching the group on a reflective tip, we also learn more on the fledgling “New New York” scene — consisting of the likes of Bodega Bamz and Flatbush Zombies — and get a glimpse at their jam-packed Tokyo performance.
Hypebeast release part 2 of their Streetsnaps feature on the Mob from Tokyo. This time check out photos of A$AP Illz, A$AP Yams, and A$AP Ant. Photographer Simon Van Wijk/Hypebeast. You can check out part 1 featuring A$AP Nast and A$AP Josh here.
Baltimore’s own Young Diego comes through with visuals to his track “Young God,” directed by A$AP Ant, Flexxx God & Young Diego. His project American $uper$tar coming soon.
A$AP Ant just returned from his tour in Japan with A$AP Nast, and in our latest Inside The BOX., we sit down with Ant to speak on how he linked with the ASAP Mob, the ‘Coke N White Bitches’ remix and more. You can read the full interview over the next few pages below.
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