A$AP Rocky calls into BBC Radio 1 to talk about his new album, Joe Fox, Rita Ora, and more.
A$AP Rocky stops by on Nessa to clear Rita Ora rumors, talk about his album “At Long Last A$AP” and his theatrical debut “Dope!”
A$AP Rocky gives Sway In The Morning an uncensored interview, sharing his thoughts on Rita Ora, A$AP Yams, Rihanna, preferred drugs, Kanye and more.
Last night was quite unexpectedly the night that hip-hop fans around the world had been waiting for. After two and a half years, A$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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Marty Baller recently found time to chat with LDN about his transition from hype man to artist, being the first artist on A$AP Ferg’s label, his personality, and more. Take a listen below.
The very first time we met ASAP Ferg, he was touring with the ASAP Mob—the Harlem-based hip hop collective that boasts a long list of talented producers and rappers (and yes, that includes ASAP Rocky). It was a little hectic as ANDPOP’s SImon Mohos interviewed the group as they were surrounded by their fans in a crammed Toronto clothing boutique. It was only yet another day in the life of a talented rapper.
Simon’s next encounter with ASAP Ferg was a little calmer. While tour with Compton, Calif. rapper YG, the former fashion designer and all-around businessman chatted with our host on a comfy couch backstage when he rolled into Toronto earlier this year. They talked about ASAP Ferg’s friendship with model-actress Cara Delevingne (like many modern friendships, it, too, started online), designing his own sparkly grillz and what he’s been eating these days (he’s no longer a Pescetarianism). ASAP Ferg also delivers his best Batman impression as he and Simon do a dramatic reading of a scene straight from The Dark Knight. How did he do? Hit play to find out!
It’s a dismally chilly November evening on the rooftop of Dune Studios, where the photography crew surrounding A$AP Rocky is struggling to find the perfect lighting in which to shoot the rapper for an editorial to be featured in a promotional publication for adidas. Titled “three stripes,” the limited-edition, highly editorialized shopping catalog features guys like Rocky, Pharrell Williams, and Joakim Noah.
If the cold is getting to Rocky, he doesn’t let it show. His “PMF” sangfroid remains intact. The particular editorial he’s modeling for mixes up all manner of adidas Stan Smith sneakers—including a recently dropped iteration with a gum sole—styled with designer clothes fresh from Parisian runways and beyond. It’s the kind of fashion mash-up that’s commonplace now, but was revolutionary when Rocky began blowing up in 2011. The perennially chill rap star is a longtime fan of adidas Originals. He once said that the Jeremy Scott Wings 2.0 sneakers were his favorites, and regularly rocked Scott’s outlandish adidas designs in his music videos. Rocky also associated himself with acclaimed fashion designers like Rick Owens and Raf Simons early on, most notably in his November 2011 single “Peso,” where he says he usually dresses in clothes by the both of them. In 2013, Rocky came full circle when he collaborated on his own version of Jeremy Scott’s “Wings” sneaker.
After three looks on the rooftop, Rocky and crew gladly retreat within the considerably warmer confines of Dune Studios, where he only has a few more looks to shoot before he’s officially done. During the downtime, we interviewed the style-savvy Harlemite about how his style has evolved, adidas’ place in modern sneaker culture, and how he found himself through fashion.
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This Is Melo sits down for an exclusive interview with A$AP Twelvyy.
A$AP Ty Beats and Vyle stop by the NYC Scratch DJ Academy to mix it up. Check them out in this episode of 1 ON 1.
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Although A$AP Ferg is synonymous with the turn up – due in part to the success of singles like “Work” and “Shabba” – he feels his responsibility as an artist is bigger than just getting parties popping and as he gets older he wants his music to reflect that. “I’ve gotten a little wiser. I’ve grown. I kind of know what I want out of life,” says A$AP Ferg. “So what I’m putting out there is a little different from when I first started making music.” That growth and maturity is exhibited here and there throughout Ferg Forever, his latest mixtape. There are, of course, still joints to turn up to on the project, but there are also a set of more reflective, honest, revealing, emotionally-fueled and politically charged records like “Uncle”, “Bonnoroo”, “Commitment Issues”, “Thug Cry” and “Talk It.” “I now understand the power of words, so I now try to use them carefully,” he admits.
He was especially careful in choosing a title for the mixtape. He decided on Ferg Forever as a way of paying homage to his father, his father’s legacy and his family’s name, which is Ferguson. “Now that I’m on I feel like I can take that name to the next level,” says the rapper born Darold Ferguson, Jr. His father, who was a well-known graphic designer in Harlem, designed the Bad Boy Records logo for Diddy and the Uptown Records logo for Andre Harrell, and as Ferg puts it, “did a bunch of shit for people in the industry.” Life + Times recently met with A$AP Ferg at the Polo Grounds’ offices and we discussed his latest mixtape, his walk-off with Cara Delevingne and his upcoming tour with YG.
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A$AP Ant chops it up with Mixtape Kitchen about his debut mixtape & more.