Follow A$AP Rocky along his meteoric rise to stardom from Harlem to around the globe as we go behind the scenes to the studios, tours, brawls, fashion shoots, video sets and all the way back to the humble beginnings that spawned a worldwide movement.
Earlier this year, Harlem MC A$AP Rocky released his much-awaited, and excellent, first LPLONG.LIVE.A$AP. He’s since released the single ‘Wild For The Night’, his collaboration with much misunderstood punk DJ Skrillex and French DJ collective Birdy Nam Nam, and filmed a video for the cut in the Dominican Republic. Have a watch of a behind-the-scenes clip of Rocky filming the promo above, with the full video below.
When you’re Quicker than your opponents, it ain’t fair. It ain’t fair that Quick goes number 1, makes All-Star teams and wins Rookie of the Year. It ain’t fair that the Crazyquick has the innovation and technology to make you Quicker. A$AP Rocky tells the story of #QuickAintFair featuring John Wall, Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday.
Joey Fatts drops off his latest banger titled “Choppa” featuring A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown. Look for it to be featured on his upcoming project Chipper Jones Volume 2. Produced by 808 Mafia. Download via Mediafire.
Yeah, Picasso and Hemingway wore them back in the day. But brash, dashing seafaring clothes that announce you as a cosmopolitan playboy are having their biggest moment ever here and now. Sail into style this summer like rising hip-hop dynamo A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky has landed on another Complex list. Their latest feature is a countdown of The 30 Most Lyrical Rap Songs of the Past 5 Years. Coming in at #17 is Flacko’s posse-cut “1Train” featured on Long.Live.A$AP. Check out what Complex had to say here.
In 2013 rap’s dividing lines have disintegrated. Bitter battles over regionalism are a thing of the past, fans no longer have to opt for either “gangsta” or “conscious,” and the differences between underground and mainstream are ethereal at best. This is good news for Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky, whose 20-date Under the Influence of Music tour kicks off July 17. Today’s rapper doesn’t have to fit somebody else’s stereotype of who he should be. The former hails from Pittsburgh, is tattooed head to toe, wears skinny jeans and hangs with Snoop. The latter reps Harlem and gold teeth, has his own clothing line, and collabs with Skrillex. Each presents a complex profile and as it turns out they have a lot in common, even if only one of them is married to model Amber Rose and has a two-month old son — ahem, Khalifa.
In honor of their forthcoming North American jaunt (also featuring Trinidad James and Joey Bada$$), SPIN sat down with Wiz and Rocky in Los Angeles to discuss their shared love of Smokey Robinson, the benefits of not doing groupies, the perks of pescetarianism, and the joy of fatherhood.
Wiz Khalifa’s Under The Influence Of Music Tour is back this summer and he’s enlisting the help of A$AP Rocky to co-headline the bevy of acts lined up. The expanded, 20-city epic hip-hop trek will also feature special guests B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era and Berner, with performances by Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA. Check out the dates below and get your tickets here. #its420somewhere
Wed, Jul 17* Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Thu, Jul 18 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri, Jul 19 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sun, Jul 21 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Tue, Jul 23** Denver , CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Thu, July 25 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
Fri, July 26 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun, July 28 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Tue, July 30 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Wed, July 31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu, Aug 1 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Fri, Aug 2 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat, Aug 3 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sun, Aug 4 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Tue, Aug 6 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wed, Aug 7+ Boston, MA Comcast Center
Thu, Aug 8 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Fri, Aug 9 Montreal Parc Jean Drapeau
Sat, Aug 10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sun, Aug 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
*Trinidad James will not be appearing on the Bay Area date.
**Tickets for Denver show go on sale on Saturday, May 11th
+Ticket on sale date for Boston, to be determined.