A$AP Rocky sits down with Power 105’s Angie Martinez to talk about his recent use of psychedelics, Rita Ora, the passing of A$AP Yams, and more. Watch above.
A$AP Rocky shares his first weed experience with Funk Flex. Watch above.
A$AP Rocky calls into BBC Radio 1 to talk about his new album, Joe Fox, Rita Ora, and more.
The one true love song on the new ASAP Rocky album, “At.Long.Last.ASAP,” is called “LSD.” A wobbly, slightly morbid affair, “LSD” is about the drug and the love you make — or can’t make — on it. “I look for ways to say, ‘I love you,’/But I ain’t into making love songs/Baby, I’m just rapping to this LSD,” Rocky sing-raps languidly, finding feelings inside the high but losing grip of them just as easily.
Rocky has always preferred life in the ooze, and drug music is what got him here. His earliest breakthroughs, “Purple Swag” and “Peso,” celebrated both directly and indirectly the chopped-and-screwed sound of Houston rap, and its attendant culture around prescription-strength cough syrup. On those songs, too, he rapped slowly but deliberately, obscuring syllabic tricks underneath a narcotic haze.
But ASAP Rocky’s biggest hit — the profane title shortens to “Problems” — is also his least representative. It’s fleet and sparkly, and also weighted with better adapted guests (Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar).
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A$AP Rocky stops by on Nessa to clear Rita Ora rumors, talk about his album “At Long Last A$AP” and his theatrical debut “Dope!”
A$AP Rocky gives Sway In The Morning an uncensored interview, sharing his thoughts on Rita Ora, A$AP Yams, Rihanna, preferred drugs, Kanye and more.
A$AP Rocky freestyles off the top on Sway in the Morning. Check it out above.
A$AP Rocky sat down with Ebro in the Morning for a discussion surrounding his new music, A$AP Yams, Rita Ora and much more.
Last night at midnight, A$AP Rocky dropped the long-awaited and aptly titled At.Long.Last.A$AP, moving the launch up in what was likely a reaction to a leak. In his three and a half years on the scene, Rocky has risen as the new face of hip-hop fashion, following the likes of modern day forefathers such as Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, though still paving a trail all his own.
While the Louis Vuitton Don and Skateboard P both popped and faced persecution for their sartorial selections, Rocky’s renaissance has been bold and brazen just the same but also a group effort. Paying close attention to not only Rockstar Rocky but also other members of the A$AP Worldwide wave, we take a look at their collective contributions to modern fashion and sneaker culture.
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Last night was quite unexpectedly the night that hip-hop fans around the world had been waiting for. After two and a half years, A$AP Rocky’s highly anticipated third LP At Long Last A$AP was leaked to the public. Never one to get upstaged, Rocky decided to officially release the record worldwide at midnight, but not before throwing a wall-to-wall psychedelic rave here at Milk Studios to celebrate.
Rocky’s album launch party was resplendent with skull-crushing bass drops, a frenzied strobe light show, and mashed up images of trippy cult classics like The Holy Mountain and Requiem for a Dream created by our own Legs Media. The MC of the hour of course came to deliver live performances of never before heard album cuts, but he also revealed his playful side in live covers of songs like OT Genasis’ ‘CoCo’ and Bobby Shmurda’s ‘Hot Nigga.’
Before things got kicked off, Rocky stopped by the Jam Room, where Milk Made’s Jake Boyer caught up with him to chat about his monumental evening. After igniting a blunt and sipping on a cranberry vodka, Rocky ended up dishing on a variety of topics, from his friendship with French fashion guru Michele Lamy to finding religion to the unpleasant consequences that come with ingesting hallucinogenic mushrooms.
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For A$AP Rocky, keeping it real is distinctly overrated.
The Harlem-born rapper is not shy about the hedonistic life that musical success has earned him.
After establishing himself with a self-released mixtape four years ago, 2013’s “Long. Live. A$AP” took him to mainstream stardom — he hit the Billboard Top 10 with the single “F**kin’ Problems,” which featured guest spots from Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.
Despite the death of his collaborator/business partner, A$AP Yams, from an overdose in January, and the breakup of his relationship with model Chanel Iman last year, Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) was typically confident — and predictably baked — when the New York Post talked with him.
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