A$AP Rocky is the latest artist to be featured in the ‘Art Film’ series documenting this year’s festivities at The ILLMORE during SXSW. When Rocky and the A$AP Mob hit the stage, it really became a party and they were clearly present that evening to have a good time and connect with those in attendance. MikeWillMadeIt even pops up. Watch it all unfold in this Uzi directed visual above.
A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg hardly ever appear on stages without the entire A$AP Mob, and the same held true for this year’s SXSW festival, and VIBE was in the building. Taking to the stage at the Mass Appeal x GrooveShark #SXSWTakeOver, the whole gang was there as they ran through a super-amped rendition of “Shabba Ranks.”
Here is the official video to A$AP Rocky’s latest track “Riot Rave,” premiered on the brand new VLONE website. This is the first video off his upcoming instrumental album Beauty N The Bea$t: Slowed Down Sessions Chapter 1. Watch the video above and check the second leak off the project below titled “Unicorn.”
Earlier this month, we reported that the soundtrack for the movie Divergent would be teeming with new tracks from some of our favorite artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, and A$AP Rocky. We heard Chance’s link with Pia Mia and Clams Casino yesterday, but today we are pleased to premiere Rocky’s offering, “In Distress.” The song features French producer Gesaffelstein, who had a pretty big 2013, releasing his critically-acclaimed LPAleph and working with Kanye on Yeezus. Rocky doesn’t got full “Black Skinhead” here, but the similar undertones are in line with Rocky’s propensity for danker production.
The Divergent soundtrack is in stores March 11. The movie hits theaters March 21.
ScHoolboy Q’s highly anticipated album Oxymoron finally arrives today. Included on the Target Deluxe Edition is this cut with A$AP Rocky titled “Californication,” which you can take a listen to below. Support by copping Oxymoron in stores and via iTunes.
A$AP Rocky has been nominated for the 2014 Woodie Award in the Best Collaboration category for “Wild For The Night” with Skrillex. Voting is now live and open until voting closes on Thursday, March 6th. Click here to vote!
2 Chainz’ 2 G.O.O.D. 2 Be T.R.U. Tour made its way to NYC last night as he took the stage at the Roseland Ballroom. He was joined by a number of guests including A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, August Alsina, French Montana, Trey Songz, & Cam’ron. Check out some footage from the show above.
Noisey’s first feature-length documentary SVDDXNLY, starring A$AP Rocky, will make its world premiere at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival.
Through footage along with extensive interviews with A$AP Mob, their friends, and families, SVDDXNLYprovides an intimate, in-depth look behind the scenes of A$AP Rocky’s rise to fame. The David Laven-directed doc will premiere in the 24 Beats Per Second category and is narrated by A$AP Rocky with appearances by and interviews with Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore, Kathy Griffin, Jeremy Scott, and more.
Of course, it will be scored to Rocky’s greatest hits, featuring unreleased music from the upcoming instrumental album, Beauty & The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions (Chapter 1).
SVDDXNLY will be Laven’s feature directorial debut.
Where fashion meets football. In honor of the Super Bowl, and their latest ad campaign featuring Flacko himself, DKNY has decided to hold their own #DKNYDraft. Fans have the option to select from either A$AP Rocky, Jourdan, Cara, or Eliza to rep their team. You can vote for your draft pick on social media using #DKNYDraft.
The most stylish rapper out there, in town recording tracks for his new album, drops in on Paris Fashion Week and tells us why he always makes a point to stand out from the pack.
GQ: What brings you to Raf’s show today? A$AP Rocky: Raf is one of my biggest inspirations. The way that music inspires people, fashion inspired me. Raf is basically one of my icons. He invited me personally so I couldn’t miss it.
GQ: How long have you been a fan? A$AP Rocky: Probably since 2007
GQ: What was it about Raf’s aesthetic that hooked you? A$AP Rocky: It seemed really immature and frivolous at the time. It was rebellious, it was adolescent, it spoke to a teenager, and now that I’m grown it’s like, his work still grows with me; I feel like I can always relate to it. It’s crazy when you can get a connection with things like fabric and garments because music or movies usually do something like that for people, but for me it’s fashion.
GQ: Speaking of growth, how do you think your own style has evolved in the past few years? A$AP Rocky: I stay true to myself. I guess I have unique style because I dare to differ. I don’t care about fitting in, I don’t want to look like anybody else.
GQ: You’ve done a little designing of your own, most recently with Jeremy Scott on a sneaker. Do you have plans for designing more in the future? A$AP Rocky: [laughs] I mean you see me here right now, right? You never know.