A$AP Rocky took to BET’s 106 & Park yesterday to debut the official video for “F**kin’ Problems.” Check it out above and let us know what you think.
Earlier today A$AP Rocky took to BET’s 106 & Park to make a few announcements regarding his album. While in front of the audience, Flacko took the opportunity to tell them that his debut solo album LongLiveA$AP will be dropping on January 15th, 2013. Check out the official artwork above as well; by Virgil Abloh and Joe Perez (DONDA).
“I used to think about how I’m going to make an impact and how I’m going to change the way of the world. And I always knew I was going to be something great.” Peep more of A$AP’s interview with MySpace here.
While out in Atlanta for the LongLiveA$AP Tour Rocky fell through Means St. Studios for an interview with Mr. Thanksgiving. He speaks on how his single “Fuckin’ Problem” came about, having his own tour now, the creativity of his debut album, grabbing a handful of Rih Rih’s cheeks and even shouts out the new comer Trindad James who he feels is inspired by the A$AP movement.
$AP Rocky has been in the spotlight for just over a year, and already he’s assembled an impressive body of work. Fresh off the debut of his new Complex cover story, we’re taking a closer look at his discography, with words from the man himself. From viral hits to smash singles, we talked about it all.
Rocky told us his thoughts on his star-studded posse cut “Fuckin’ Problems,” opened up about his friendship with frequent collaborator ScHoolboy Q, and recalled recording in a closet at the onset of his career. Read on for the stories and insights of Dat PMF himself in this breakdown of A$AP Rocky’s 15 most essential songs.
Continue reading on Complex.
A$AP Rocky is concerned. Moments before heading into New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, he spots a cluster of fans outside his tour bus. Rocky doesn’t want them to see his $6,000 leather Givenchy crewneck, or the Y-3 shorts he’ll be wearing for the sold-out show tonight. He asks his right-hand man, A$AP Lou, a stocky white dude with gold fronts and a Givenchy T-shirt, if there’s a robe he can put on for the 25-foot trek from the bus to the venue. He settles on a Public Enemy Supreme parka to preserve the element of surprise, an impulse that falls in line with his exploding career.
It’s been a little over a year since his “Peso” video went viral. He followed that with the acclaimed mixtapeLive.Love.A$AP. Now, Rocky’s highly anticipated debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, is being kept carefully under wraps until its planned December release. Until then, he’s holding his fans down with scene-stealing features on records by Schoolboy Q, Swizz Beatz, and Rihanna—and a legendary performance as President Kennedy in Lana del Rey’s “National Anthem” video. More than any of that, Rocky’s gravitas, charisma, and hustle have brought him this far—to the cusp of rap superstardom.
Continue reading on Complex Magazine.
Next month, OutKast rapper Big Boi will release his new album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, the follow-up to 2010′s excellent Sir Lucious Left Foot. We’ve already heard a few tracks that could end up on the album: “Gossip,” “Mama Told Me,” “She Said OK.” And now we’re happy to bring you another one: The spacey, funky, emotive “Lies,” which features contributions from A$AP Rocky and indie pop duo Phantogram. Listen below.
The music industry and the internet have gone crazy since the announcement that A$AP Rocky will be joining international superstar Rihanna on her 2013 North American Tour. Since their collaboration on the “Cockiness remix” fans have been clamoring for more Rocky and Rihanna. Rih Rih came out to check Rocky at his sold out Los Angeles show and explained briefly why she had to add Rocky to her upcoming show dates!
New Orleans native and Surf Club General, Chase N. Ca$he, is getting ready to drop his third album CHARM on November 12th. To get you ready for that album, Chase drops off this brand new record off called “Beastin” featuring A$AP Rocky. “Beastin” features the two leaders of the new school trading bars over a menacing beat produced by Hink Aaron.
Rihanna has just announced she will be accompanied by special guest A$AP Rocky on the North American dates of her Diamonds World Tour. The RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR begins March 8th in Buffalo, New York. The tour is scheduled to stop in more than 28 cities across North America with additional dates to be announced. Check out the tour dates below and get your tickets here.
|Mar. 8||Buffalo, NY||First Niagara Center|
|Mar. 10||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|Mar. 12||Baltimore, MD||1st Mariner Arena|
|Mar. 14||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Mar. 15||Hartford, CT||XL Center|
|Mar. 17||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|Mar. 18||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Mar. 21||Detroit, MI||Joe Louis Arena|
|Mar. 22||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|Mar. 24||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|Mar. 25||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|Mar. 27||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|Mar. 30||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Apr. 1||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|Apr. 3||Seattle, WA||Key Arena|
|Apr. 6||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion|
|Apr. 8||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|Apr. 9||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|
|Apr. 11||San Diego, CA||Valley View Casino Center|
|Apr. 12||Las Vegas, NV||Mandalay Bay|
|Apr. 15||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|Apr. 16||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Apr. 19||Tampa, FL||Tampa Bay Times Forum|
|Apr. 20||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||BankAtlantic Center|
|Apr. 22||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|Apr. 29||Washington, D.C||Verizon Center|
|May 2||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place|
|May 4||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|May 5||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
Chicago has deep roots in music. From traditional jazz and blues to todays international stars like Kanye and Lupe Fiasco, Chi-town has always kept the music industry on its toes with new talent. So of course when the LongliveASAPTour hit the windy city we had to show love to Fredo Santana and the whole GBE family. Check the exclusive clip as Ferg and Addie chop it up with Fredo about how jail can hurt you career and the expectations they all have for their futures.
Of course no tour is perfect and just before showtime J Scott’s computer started acting up. With some fast thinking and a back up laptop, J Scott was able to get set up just before Rocky hit the stage!
DAT PMF links up with Fat Joe, Lil Wayne and French Montana for their collaboration “Yellow Tape.” Peep the dope visuals above and cop the single on iTunes.