After releasing “Trillmatic” earlier this week, the mob stops by Hot 97 to talk Pro Era, white women, their collab with Method Man, and more. Watch above.
Last night, The A$AP Mob dropped their new video “Trillmatic” ft. A$AP Nast and Method Man. Watch them stop by BET and bless 106 & Park with the world premiere.
After dropping a teaser earlier this year, A$AP Nast gives us the full version of his track “Trillmatic” featuring Method Man. Look for this to be featured on the upcoming A$AP Mob album scheduled for release on March 4th. The 90s era is back in full effect. Directed by Jonah Schwartz.
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.
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.
SK Vibemaker catches some of the A$AP Mob members Ferg and Nast to talk about their roots in music and the new album.
A$AP Mob in the building! ASAP Ferg & ASAP Nast drop a hot freestyle on Westwood’s show!
Hometown: Harlem, NY
Active Since: 2011
Label: A$AP Worldwide
Twitter Handle: @ASVPNVST
Essential Listening: Lords Never Worry
Pros: He’s in the A$AP Mob so he’ll get attention regardless.
Cons: He has to establish himself outside of Rocky’s shadow and Ferg’s growing appeal.
A$AP Rocky is a star and with the release of Trap Lord looming, A$AP Ferg has got next. Where does that leave A$AP Nast? Is a decent place, actually. If Ferg can become a legit star, the A$AP brand will only grow stronger which paves the way for Nast to get on. He had his shot on A$AP Mob’s Lords Never Worry tape, but only appeared on four songs. That said, “Black Mane” was one of the few highlights on a largely underwhelming release.
Nast can still distinguish himself because he’s nowhere nearly as jiggy as Rocky and isn’t as influenced by the “trap” as Ferg—he’s just a straight up brash shit talker and there’s always room in rap for one of those. As evidenced by his most recent outing, “Trillmatic” (peep below), if he errs on the side of being rooted in mid ’90s East Coast rap, he can offer the A$AP sound stripped of its Southern influence. —Insanul Ahmed
Our comrades over at HYPETRAK recently caught up with A$AP Mob during their Tokyo incursion. The interview, led by A$AP Nast, showed the Mob’s recent endeavors alongside Nast’s tongue-in-cheek persona. With the rise of Rocky and Ferg, Nast is another bright light to follow, not afraid to display his ardent uptown flow across freestyles and drowsy, bass-led instrumentals. While his street-bred lyrics are synonymous to the raw New York aesthetics donned by a number of contemporaries, his Essentials displays a scarce yet exquisite selection of goods he opts to hold close. Like the rest of his cohort, A$AP Nast’s affinity for fashion is exhibited in his choice for seminal streetwear brands; Jordan 1s and A Bathing Ape snapback. His inclination for design is reflected in the customized SR Backpack he carries — made with black leather, snakeskin and gold accents — a harmonious pairing with his two gold chains. Employing a Bapex for time telling and a passport for international shows, these are the necessities needed for one of A$AP’s most underrated rhymesayers.
Hip-hop is having a renaissance right now in the city of New York, where it seems like every other day a new MC rises up out of the five boroughs with an even more unique style and approach to the music than what we thought was possible before. Motley crews like the A$AP Mob, the Beast Coast, and World’s Fair have given us a reason to love rhymes again. We’ve written a lot about this stuff, but sometimes words don’t do it justice. So, we’ve linked up with scene insider Verena Stefanie Grotto to document the new New York movement as it happens in real time, with intimate shots of rappers, scenesters, artists, and fashion fiends.
This week, Verena wasn’t in New York City. Instead, she was in London with Harlem-bred rappers A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast. Verena’s pictures highlight the energy of an A$AP Mob show overseas and and showcase what it’s like shopping with the Trap Lord in London’s Soho shopping district.
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.