Selena Gomez recruits A$AP Rocky for her new single “Good For You.” You can listen to the track below and cop it now on iTunes. Look for the official music video to drop soon as well.
A$AP Rocky joins Annie Mac in the studio for a clash of back-to-back party records.
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Set in 2015, the coming-of-age comedy Dope is steeped in the sound of the ’90s: Malcolm, the protagonist (whose chance drug gain sets off the story), is obsessed with retro rap. But Rocky, in his acting debut, is the film’s true music authority. And while Chanel Iman—also in her acting debut—may be a bit more familiar with the runway than the recording studio, she knows a classic tune when she hears one. We asked both of them to make us ’90s playlists.
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Rocky went left and it worked. Rarely does that happen. Albums that divert from what you’ve expected from an artist are often times polarizing. But the A$AP frontman delivered with one of his best projects to date. He shows his lyrical growth from the beginning. “Holy Ghost” is like going to church on Sunday after a night of partying. It’s a song of reflection, and it’s a song about doubters and hypocrites. The A$AP Mob has had its fair share of the latter. No one knows what their destiny holds. The passing of Yams has a lot to do with that notion. However, if Rocky can stay in the zone that he was in when creating A.L.L.A. they’ll be fine. Hopefully a collab album with ScHoolboy Q is on the way because they cannot miss. “Electric Body” is going to tear the summer up. Expect to hear this album blaring from car speakers and Harlem windows for the foreseeable future. —AD
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A$AP Rocky performs his ‘Everyday’ verse and elaborates on creating ‘Everyday’ with Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson, and Miguel in London.
Despite some of the hardships the past two years have presented him, with the passing of his father and A$AP Yams, Rocky has still managed to maintain and debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. With so much happening, we had to ask where he was mentally at this stage of life and he assured us, everything is in good spirits along with the focus, drive and creative energy.
“I’m happy to be here, I feel inspired right now, I just want to create.”
During our discussion A$AP Rocky also made sure to share some of the intricate workings behindA.L.L.A., and of course addressed the critics who we feel kind of unfairly portrayed him these past few weeks.
“Nowadays you got cameras all up in your face, motherfuckers wanna know the grade school shit, and it just takes the thrill and suspense out of shit, so now it goes from a good dope album to oh now he’s just talking about bitches, then I become that guy who just talks about bitches, then next thing before you know it, women will think I only look at them as bitches and that’s not true. I just want to make it clear, I’m young, I do fun stuff, with women while I’m young, a bunch of young men do it and if you don’t fuck with me, suck a dick.”
A.L.L.A. is available now on iTunes.
A$AP Rocky appeared as the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, performing “L$D” and “Jukebox Joints.” Check out the performance by Flacko, The Roots, A$AP Twelvyy and A$AP Nast, above.
Fox 5’s entertainment reporter, Kevin McCarthy, sat down with A$AP Rocky to talk about the new film, ‘DOPE.’
A$AP Rocky hangs out with Big Boy in the studio, and discusses his creative process when writing; even dreaming about new songs. He goes into the music business and the politics within the industry. A$AP Rocky also dives into what it’s like being single, the state of hip-hop, and his new movie, “Dope”. Plus, much more!
After connecting with Boosie for the debut episode of our new interview series 5 Under 5, we link up with Harlem’s A$AP Rocky to pick his brain on a number of pressing questions. Rocky breaks down the meaning behind his album titles, why he linked up with Rod Stewart, what’s changed since Yams has passed, and more.
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A$AP Rocky talks about his new album, how Dangermouse, Mark Ronson, Rod Stewart and Miguel got on the album.
A$AP also explains how the music game has changed from wanting to make a story with the album and now people just want to make a hit single. He talks about NY artists and CA artists and how peoples opinion of them differ.
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A$AP Rocky is in a car on his way to Philadelphia to do a screening for the movie Dope, a coming-of-age comedy set in the ’90s about a band of hip-hop kids trying to get out of L.A. The film, which marks Rocky’s acting debut, is just one of several projects the New York rapper is juggling at the moment. His sophomore effort, At.Long.Last.A$AP, dropped last week (one week earlier than expected) and is now at No. 1 on the Billboard “200.” The album includes a staggering number of guests — from Rod Stewart and Mark Ronson, to M.I.A. and Mos Def — that reflect the 26-year-old’s wide-ranging tastes. On top of that, he’s developing a new line of high-end luxury fur coats. “I can’t help that I can multitask,” he says. During a recent call from the road, the A$AP Mob member shared more details about his eclectic taste, the title of a dubious mixtape with Rod Stewart, and why you should never publicly disrespect Lil B.
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