A$AP Rocky joins Skrillex during his Coachella set to perform their collabo “Wild For the Night.” Jump to the 24:15 mark above and check it out.
A$AP Rocky soundtracks Luke Monaghan’s portrait of a lowriding former drug lord.
“I was intrigued by a man who had spent all of his drug money on his art: lowriding,” says British director Luke Monaghan of the towering Fredrick James Staves, the reformed 1980s Los Angeles drug kingpin and customized car aficionado, also known as Baby Gangster. “He’s had some of the most legendary cars and also ran cocaine import and export in Compton. Interesting bloke.” Opening with a swaggering score from the filmmaker’s close collaborator A$AP Rocky, Monaghan’s monochromatic film gets up close and personal with the original member of the Compton Crips in his own neighborhood. “We hung out at his garage and watched movies a lot,” says Monaghan. “I didn’t want the fact that I liked him as a person to jade the view of the film. I wanted it to be impartial and let you make up your mind on a guy who has done a lot of bad things in his life… and some positive.”
TALES FROM THE SET
I have an ongoing project with A$AP Rocky, and we rode a little wave that day in a dark room in LA, coming out of it with music for my short. [London producer] Tev’n provided the other two pieces of music. We worked on the music from scratch, which was a new experience for me coming from music videos.
The ‘meet up’
We were following around G (Fredrick Staves) looking for a venue for their ‘meet up’ where they all show off their cars and make bets on which can hop the highest and drive fastest. The police busted a few of the locations, it was a cat-and-mouse thing.
We shot all over Compton and Inglewood. The pizza place at the end of the film is a legendary little establishment on East Rosecrans, and the car meeting and a lot of the scenes with G are all at his garage where they repair and customize cars.
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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$AP Mob, and the same held true for this year’s SXSW festival, and VIBE was in the building. Taking to the stage at the Mass Appeal x GrooveShark #SXSWTakeOver, the whole gang was there as they ran through a super-amped rendition of “Shabba Ranks.”
Via VIBE Magazine.
Here is the official video to A$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$t: Slowed Down Sessions Chapter 1. Watch the video above and check the second leak off the project below titled “Unicorn.”
Rocky dropped by Complex’s Quickstrike season finale to talk to DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson about the Timbaland and A$AP Mob collaboration and his relationship with Jeremy Scott. Watch it above.
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$AP Rocky. We heard Chance’s link with Pia Mia and Clams Casino yesterday, but today we are pleased to premiere Rocky’s offering, “In Distress.” The song features French producer Gesaffelstein, who had a pretty big 2013, releasing his critically-acclaimed LPAleph and working with Kanye on Yeezus. Rocky doesn’t got full “Black Skinhead” here, but the similar undertones are in line with Rocky’s propensity for danker production.
The Divergent soundtrack is in stores March 11. The movie hits theaters March 21.
Premiere via Complex.
ScHoolboy Q’s highly anticipated album Oxymoron finally arrives today. Included on the Target Deluxe Edition is this cut with A$AP Rocky titled “Californication,” which you can take a listen to below. Support by copping Oxymoron in stores and via iTunes.
A$AP Rocky has been nominated for the 2014 Woodie Award in the Best Collaboration category for “Wild For The Night” with Skrillex. Voting is now live and open until voting closes on Thursday, March 6th. Click here to vote!
A$AP Rocky and Skrillex hit the stage together for an insane live performance of “Wild For The Night” at a sold-out show on Saturday in San Francisco. Check the footage above.
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.