A$AP Rocky gives Sway In The Morning an uncensored interview, sharing his thoughts on Rita Ora, A$AP Yams, Rihanna, preferred drugs, Kanye and more.
A$AP Rocky freestyles off the top on Sway in the Morning. Check it out above.
A$AP Rocky sat down with Ebro in the Morning for a discussion surrounding his new music, A$AP Yams, Rita Ora and much more.
Last night at midnight, A$AP Rocky dropped the long-awaited and aptly titled At.Long.Last.A$AP, moving the launch up in what was likely a reaction to a leak. In his three and a half years on the scene, Rocky has risen as the new face of hip-hop fashion, following the likes of modern day forefathers such as Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, though still paving a trail all his own.
While the Louis Vuitton Don and Skateboard P both popped and faced persecution for their sartorial selections, Rocky’s renaissance has been bold and brazen just the same but also a group effort. Paying close attention to not only Rockstar Rocky but also other members of the A$AP Worldwide wave, we take a look at their collective contributions to modern fashion and sneaker culture.
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Last night was quite unexpectedly the night that hip-hop fans around the world had been waiting for. After two and a half years, A$AP Rocky’s highly anticipated third LP At Long Last A$AP was leaked to the public. Never one to get upstaged, Rocky decided to officially release the record worldwide at midnight, but not before throwing a wall-to-wall psychedelic rave here at Milk Studios to celebrate.
Rocky’s album launch party was resplendent with skull-crushing bass drops, a frenzied strobe light show, and mashed up images of trippy cult classics like The Holy Mountain and Requiem for a Dream created by our own Legs Media. The MC of the hour of course came to deliver live performances of never before heard album cuts, but he also revealed his playful side in live covers of songs like OT Genasis’ ‘CoCo’ and Bobby Shmurda’s ‘Hot Nigga.’
Before things got kicked off, Rocky stopped by the Jam Room, where Milk Made’s Jake Boyer caught up with him to chat about his monumental evening. After igniting a blunt and sipping on a cranberry vodka, Rocky ended up dishing on a variety of topics, from his friendship with French fashion guru Michele Lamy to finding religion to the unpleasant consequences that come with ingesting hallucinogenic mushrooms.
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For A$AP Rocky, keeping it real is distinctly overrated.
The Harlem-born rapper is not shy about the hedonistic life that musical success has earned him.
After establishing himself with a self-released mixtape four years ago, 2013’s “Long. Live. A$AP” took him to mainstream stardom — he hit the Billboard Top 10 with the single “F**kin’ Problems,” which featured guest spots from Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.
Despite the death of his collaborator/business partner, A$AP Yams, from an overdose in January, and the breakup of his relationship with model Chanel Iman last year, Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) was typically confident — and predictably baked — when the New York Post talked with him.
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A$AP Rocky will be making his big screen debut on June 19th, starring in Rick Famuyiwa’s DOPE. Check out the new red band trailer for the film above.
Top Dawg and A$AP link up once again as Rocky and ScHoolboy Q collaborate on “Electric Body,” a cut off Flacko’s upcoming sophomore album. Check out the official tracklist here and be sure to pick up At.Long.Last.A$AP when it drops on June 2nd.
A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP (Official Album Cover and Tracklist)
1. Holy Ghost (feat. Joe Fox)
2. Canal St. (feat. Bones)
3. Fine Whine (feat. M.I.A., Future & Joe Fox)
5. Excuse Me
7. Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2
8. Electric Body (feat. Schoolboy Q)
9. Jukebox Joints (feat. Kanye West & Joe Fox)
10. Max B (feat. Joe Fox)
11. Pharsyde (feat. Joe Fox)
12. Wavybone (feat. Juicy J & UGK)
13. Westside Highway (feat. James Fauntleroy)
14. Better Things
15. M’$ (feat. Lil Wayne)
16. Dreams (interlude)
17. Everyday (feat. Rod Stewart & Miguel)
18. Back Home (feat. Mos Def, Acyde & Yams)
Available June 2.
At this stage in A$AP Rocky’s career, it’s virtually impossible to predict what his third studio album should sound like. The Harlem artist has transcended any semblance of a generic “rapper” title–having emerged quickly as runway fodder from the moment his debut Live. Love. A$AP arrived in 2011, so since then he’s straddled the line between musician and fashion icon. By 2013’s Long. Live. A$AP he was just finding his creative footing, still experimental but slowly bulking up his rolodex. And now we’re at what feels like the final installment of this trilogy, At. Long. Last. A$AP bka A.L.L.A.
Rocky held his official A.L.L.A. listening session yesterday evening in New York City’s Red Bull Studios in Chelsea. The two-floor venue was everything but secretive about the event, as the outside wall of Red Bull had a gigantic lightbox displaying the A.L.L.A. album cover–where Rocky is wearing the signature birthmark of his fallen friend-slash-manager A$AP Yams who passed away in January. Once granted access to the venue, however, it was the equivalent of an Illuminati meeting. Phones, laptops, and anything with a battery pulse were taken away, as a mini reception with hors d’oeuvres were served upstairs before everyone was ushered to the downstairs area for the official listening. Red Bull was naturally the beverage of choice, but the other two options were symbolically champagne and PBR, which is exactly where A$AP Rocky sits within the music industry. Sometimes flashy, sometimes hipster, Rocky is that artist who navigates through both worlds seamlessly. He arrived at Red Bull Studios around 10pm, apologizing for his hour tardiness, and stood behind two turntables and an iPhone ready to do this.
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It’s been over two years since A$AP Rocky dropped his debut album Long. Live. ASAP. Over those two years, it seemed like Rocky was doing everything else rather than releasing music. He dived further into high fashion by posing in DKNY’s Spring 2014 ad campaign and playing football in Times Square with supermodels Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Eliza Cummings. He was featured in Vogue with his then-supermodel girlfriend, Chanel Iman (they have since broken up but remain friends). Famed designer Salvatore Ferragamo reached out to Flacko himself to be a part of his online series A Man’s Story. And he also released a five-part documentary series titled SVDDXNLY.
You can say #FlackoJodyeSeason began in October of last year with the release of “Multiply.” After disowning Hood By Air and Been Trill in the song and providing sleek visuals, A$AP fans began to salivate at the mouth for the Harlem native’s sophomore project. When the late A$AP Yams spoke to XXL in the same month, he explained why dropping “Multiply” then was right on time.
“It was the perfect timing,” Yams said. “A lot of people thought we were out of the playoffs. So we were like, hold up, y’all got us fucked up right now, we just as cold as anybody else. We just had to remind muthafuckas about what time it was. That’s what it comes down to. It’s been a dry-ass year musically. Why not end the year off right?”
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