Check out the official music video for “Bath Salt” by A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant, and the Flatbush ZOMBiES, directed by Shomi Patwary. Track produced by P On The Boards. The A$AP Mob’s latest project Lord$ Never Worry is available for download now at LiveMixtapes.com. A$AP Rocky’s debut album LongLiveA$AP drops this Halloween.
To only be a nineteen-year-old kid, Adam Kirkman a.k.a A$AP Ant, has created a great deal of buzz in the New York underground scene for the past three years. Starting out as a co-designer for his former streetwear line. Marino, Ant had been getting coverage by Complex, Creative Control and throwing poppin’ release parties in SoHo, as a high school student. Being a teenager living in Baltimore—a place where young artists usually go unnoticed—made those feats even more impressive. Since Marino, Ant has found himself a roster spot in the hottest phenomenon in hip-hop this past year that is A$AP Rocky’s crew, A$AP Mob. His journey as a rapper is barely a year old, but in that time—with the help of Rocky’s buzz, no doubt—his “Coke And White Bitches” track, video for song “Told Ya” and newest feature with Rocky and Flatbush Zombies, “Bath Salts” have combined for more than 440,000 views on YouTube. His rhyming style is raw as he’s still figuring out what works for him, but he’s already showed separation from the fashion-conscious, more commercial-ready approach of his mob brothers; he’s developing as a gritty street artist, a tag he proudly accepts. The self-proclaimed “Beanie Siegel of A$AP” already has the respect within the emerging hip-hop underground movement, something he attributes to already having a name in New York’s scene that is now gaining international attention. Last weekend at Trillectro, Ant rocked “Bath Salts” with Flatbush Zombies, only to be later invited on stage by Schoolboy Q to perform “Coke And White Bitches”—making him the only rapper to rock multiple sets at the festival. During the event, I sat down to chat with him.
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When you say “Baltimore” in front of white people, they immediately think of the Wire—which is great to torrent and watch on your computer in eight hour sessions, but would be kind of scary to actually live through. But the truth is, real life in B-more might actually be gully-er than fiction, and MCs A$AP Ant and Young Shaka have lived it. The two hip hop diplomats of that infamous city are using their music to paint a picture that shows both the dark and the beautiful sides of the town known for its high murder rates and killer blue crab cuisine.
A$AP Ant is the only member of the Harlem-based A$AP Mob who’s not actually from NYC. He and Young Shaka have been close since middle school, hustling drugs before they moved on to hustling music. We first heard from the duo back in June when they dropped their first single, “Summer Nights,” off their yet-to-be released collaborative mixtape. Now they’re back again with a music video for the summer anthem, “On Sight.” This time around Ant has stepped off the mic and put himself in the director’s chair, while Young Shaka has taken center stage as the sole MC on the track.
We got on the phone with Ant and Young Shaka to discuss their forthcoming mixtape, ghetto life in B-more, and what exaclty “on sight” means.
School Boy Q performs at DC to BC’s Trillectro festival held at the DC Half Street Fairgrounds with special guest performance by A$AP Ant.
Via Homespun CC.
Baltimore’s Young Shaka comes through with a new music video for “On Sight” directed by A$AP Ant, shot by Desean R. Look for Young Shaka and A$AP Ant’s collaborative project Back2Back to drop soon.
You heard the audio for this from the “Jacking For Beats” freestlye, now check out the visual component to Flacko and Addie’s session at Raheem DeVaughn’s show on BLIS.fm.
YG Addie and Pretty Flacko link up with the Flatbush ZOMBiES for “Bath Salt” produced by P On The Boards. This is the first single off the upcoming A$AP Mob tape expected to drop within the next few weeks.
A$AP is one of the most talked about breakthrough groups in the hip-hop game right now. They’ve garnered acclaim for their “trill” ways, sipping lean, choppin’ ‘n screwin’ songs, and being the only crew from NY to rap with a Houston influenced flow. A$AP Rocky broke the mold for said camp and put them on the map, but ever since there hasn’t been a crew member to step up and lay it down like Rocky did. That is, until now… The youngest in the Uptown collective, A$AP Ant’s been holding it down on the mic and his ready to show fans that he’s next up. What makes Ant aka the “Baby Goon” stand out is his distinctive Baltimore accent and his explicit lyrics on songs like “Coke & White Bitches” and “Told Ya“. Ant’s the only rapper out of the Mob that isn’t from Harlem, and while Rocky is readying for his debut album and the other Mob members are prepping a group LP, he’s dominating the net and increasing his buzz with his infectious songs and choruses. He’s already enlisted his hometown partner Young Shaka, as the two are set to release a mixtape entitled Back 2 Back. Another upcoming joint tape with World’s Fair’s Remy Banks and Juice of the Flatbush Zombies is also in the works. Ant makes himself easily distinguishable amongst the group as a whole and the A$AP fans are eating it up, embracing him as the Juelz Santana to Rocky’s Killa Cam. We sat down with Ant and spoke to the youngin’ about joining A$AP, growing up and his goals for the future. After the jump’s where it’s at.
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In this latest edition of Money Mondays, PleaseDontStare.com have A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ant go over “Nas Is Like,” Mobb Deep’s “Burn,” Tony Yayo’s “So Seductive,” and The Notorious BIG’s “Who Shot Ya.”
While out in D.C., Homespun CC caught up with A$AP Ant to talk about style, future projects, how he got linked with A$AP, and more.
You heard the track, saw the behind the scenes, now it’s time to check out the official music video. As presented by Karamaloop TV, here is the official music video to “3FLIPS6″ by A$AP Ant, Remy Banks and Juice of the Flatbush Zombies, produced by Milo. Expect a collaborative project from the trio sometime in the near future. A$AP x Flatbush Zombies x Worlds Fair.
Director: Shomi Patwary / Thuan Tran
Director of Photography: Thuan Tran / Shomi Patwary
Editor: Thuan Tran
Post: Shomi Patwary
Production Assistant: Derrick Garlington