18th Jun2015

Check Out A$AP Rocky’s 90’s Hip-Hop Playlist for GQ Magazine

by @Djordje

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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.

Continue reading on GQ Magazine.

17th Jun2015

‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ Featured on Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2015 (So Far)

by @Djordje

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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

Continue reading on Complex.

12th Jun2015

(Video) A$AP Rocky Breaks Down “Everyday” Verse

by @Djordje

A$AP Rocky performs his ‘Everyday’ verse and elaborates on creating ‘Everyday’ with Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson, and Miguel in London.

Via Power106.

12th Jun2015

(Video) HYPETRAK: A$AP Rocky – The Flacko Renaissance

by @Djordje

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.

Via HYPETRAK.

12th Jun2015

(Video) A$AP Rocky Performs “L$D” & “Jukebox Joints” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

by @Djordje

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.

10th Jun2015

(Video) A$AP Rocky Talks ‘DOPE’ with Fox 5

by @Djordje

Fox 5’s entertainment reporter, Kevin McCarthy, sat down with A$AP Rocky to talk about the new film, ‘DOPE.’

10th Jun2015

(Video) A$AP Rocky Interview with Big Boy

by @Djordje

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!

Via BigBoyTV.

10th Jun2015

(Video) Mass Appeal 5 Under 5: A$AP Rocky

by @Djordje

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.

Watch the episode in the player above.

Via MassAppeal.

08th Jun2015

(Video) A$AP Rocky Interview & Freestyle on The Cruz Show

by @Djordje

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.

Via Power 106.

03rd Jun2015

A$AP Rocky Interview with Vulture

by @Djordje

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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.

Continue reading on Vulture.

03rd Jun2015

A$AP Rocky #1 On The Charts With ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’

by @Djordje

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A$AP Rocky claims the #1 spot on multiple charts this week with his critically acclaimed sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP (A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records), including his second #1 entry on Billboard’s Top 200 Album, R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The outspoken MC also takes the #1 position on Spotify’s Top Album chart, breaking Drake’s nine-week run at #1 and placing A$AP Rocky as the #1 Top Artist on the streaming site. Eleven tracks off of the album have generated over 1 million streams each in the US since its unexpected release on May 26th.

Internationally, Rocky lands the #1 spot on Canada’s Top Album chart and debuts at #10 in the UK. The album also marks career high Top 10 entries in Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand with only half the chart week. Additionally, At.Long.Last.A$AP peaked at #1 on iTunes in 31 markets including UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and Ireland.

A$AP Rocky’s return to the top of the charts is complemented with an overwhelming response from fans and media with the Los Angeles Times describing the album as “raw, woozy, profoundly psychedelic and often brilliant.” The New York Times proclaims “Rocky is a more precise and impressive rapper… a rapper who understands his talent in relation to that of his peers and that of his influences, unafraid of showing you his blueprint.” Rolling Stone cites “At.Long.Last.A$AP takes the gritty East Coast classicism and syrup-drippin’ Houston screwiness of his killer 2013 debut, Long.Live.A$AP, and adds an extra level of psychedelic sprawl…”

In 2013, A$AP Rocky announced his global arrival in a major way with his chart-topping debut album LONG.LIVE.A$AP. Despite leaking a week prior to release, the album entered at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, Hip-Hop Albums, R&B Albums and Digital Albums charts. LONG.LIVE.A$AP also made Top 10 chart entries in 24 countries around the world and included the platinum-selling Noah “40” Shebib produced track “F**kin’ Problems,” featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, which won a BET Award for Best Collaboration, BET Hip-Hop Award for Best Collaboration, Duo or Group, MTV Video Music Award Japan for Best Hip-Hop Video, and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song.

In support of the album, A$AP Rocky will embark on a European tour later this month. Tour dates will be announced shortly.

Purchase links:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ALLA
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ALLAspotify
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/ALLAamazon
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/ALLAgp

02nd Jun2015

(Video) A$AP Rocky in RBMA’s Short Film ‘Trust Me’

by @Djordje

Getting old sucks. Of course it does. All those missed opportunities flashing by your eyes, telling you that things could have been different if only you’d been a little less cynical. The next generation, however, are doing things differently: they’re grabbing life with both hands and intend to ride it to the moon and back.

To prove this, we sent film-makers on the road with the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour to speak to the latest generation of good-time people, artists and creative thinkers. The result, Trust Me, is a positive tonic that features young folk with open minds, wisdom beyond their years and enough bright-eyed optimism to power the UK through a blackout.

Filmed over the four weekends that Red Bull Music Academy called into Glasgow, Bristol, London and Manchester, the film shows exactly what’s on young people’s minds these days and what they think about all those sticky issues that seem to drive older people up the wall.

It’s not just party-goers put in front of the camera either. New British talent like Little Simz, Skepta and JME give their tuppence worth, while A$AP Rocky and Seth Troxler explain what it is that fascinates them about British youth culture and its propensity for having it large.

Via RBMA.

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