11th Feb2017

(Video) A$AP Bari Talks To Complex About VLONE Pop-Up

by @Djordje

Today, ASAP Bari is finally opening the doors to his weekend-long VLONE x NikeLab pop-up in Harlem. The pop-up, located at 113 West 116th St., will carry various VLONE items, including the insanely hyped Air Force 1s, clothing, accessories (a headband, basketball, and pins), and white AF1s that will be customized by an artist on the spot.

We stopped by the pop-up yesterday for a media preview. By the time we left, there was already a line—hours before the pop-up even opens to the public. While we were there, we spoke to Bari about VLONE, whether or not he ever expected the brand to get this big, and if he’s planning a wider release for the special AF1s. Of course, we also had to ask the question on everyone’s mind: What’s up with the VLONE x Nike AF1 high he teased?

Continue reading at Complex.

07th Feb2017

A$AP Ferg Interview with Billboard

by @Djordje

Last winter, the A$AP Mob dropped Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends. In addition to cuts best fit for hustling, partying and lavish living, fans who listened were also treated to intimate interludes that featured the clique’s star rhymers A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and friends talking about how “Cozy” they are.

“Yesterday,” Rocky says at one point in a bodega, “I came through with the Valentino shorts with the fu*king white and red pinstripes on them motherfuckers.” The Harlem rapper, who recently became the first black male face of Dior and also refers to himself as “That pretty motherfuc*er,” goes on to detail more of his outfit before punctuating it with “Too cozy.” Rocky’s buddies confirm his status with laughter and by echoing the term.

Billboard spoke with Trap Lord designer Darold “A$AP Ferg” Ferguson, Jr., who recently attended his first Paris Fashion Week with his pal Rocky, to explain what it takes to be cozy while walking us through his favorite cozy look from Fall 2017 Men’s shows and sharing his collaborative goals for the year.

Continue reading on Billboard.

06th Feb2017

Vogue: Five Minutes with A$AP Rocky

by @Djordje

A$AP Rocky tells Vogue who he would invite to his ultimate dinner party, what advice he wishes he could give to his teenage self, and why he thinks women do everything better, as he stars in Zalando’s spring/summer 2017 Remix Fashion campaign.

What is the one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?
Be patient, it will be pretty great later on in your life.

What is the most treasured item in your wardrobe?
I don’t have just one item in particular. I really love my Alexander Wang boots that he has made for me every other year.

Continue reading on VOGUE UK.

28th Jan2017

A$AP Bari Interview with Dull Magazine

by @Djordje

Over time, VLONE has managed to gain a faithful cult following thanks to its creativity and collaborations alongside the likes of Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE, as well as Nike. In the latest issue of French-based Dull magazine, VLONE’s own A$AP Bari announced the creative entity’s future plans, expressing that VLONE’s current state of popularity is only the beginning.

Check out a portion of the conversation with Bari below and read the interview in full in Dull‘s latest issue, available on shelves now.

Are you married to fashion? Will you always design clothes?
My whole thing is clothes, food, music. That’s my whole shit. Anything that I’d like to produce is either clothes, food or music.

Food?
I was always into food. Before I was into clothes, I was into food. When I was younger, you know, being from Harlem, it was music first, then food, and now clothes. That’s all we do. But, I was always into cooking, you know. My uncle taught me how to cook at a young age.

Could you see VLONE doing its own spin on food?
Yea. Hell yea. Most definitely. I’m trying to be on my Nigo shit. I gotta get a VLONE barbershop. A VLONE cafe, a VLONE parfait. VLONE everything.

Via HYPEBEAST.

16th Dec2016

A$AP Nast Interview with SSENSE

by @Djordje

A$AP Nast, the rapper and 26-year-old cousin to Rocky, stands by a rack of clothing. He inspects the fabrics and fits with unusual precision and tries on a pair of ballooning Yohji Yamamoto pants. Nast’s love of fashion is emblematic of a movement in rap, one that the A$AP Mob collective has popularized and propagated. At this time, the job description of the hip hop star has ventured into areas previously unknown—from mentoring fans in his Instagram comments to preferring thrift shopping field trips over breakfast. Nast’s grunge-inspired music taps into the soul of ultimate teenage angst to create work that represents the hybridized magic that is the future of hip hop. And the collective that surrounds him has perfected the solitary art of this rewritten rule: loneliness is fun when you do it together.

Kevin Pires spoke to A$AP Nast on a rainy LA evening about what it means to be a rapper for the new millennium, the communal listening habits that define us, and the style that took him worldwide.

Continue reading on SSENSE.

08th Nov2016

A$AP Bari’s Nike Air Force 1 Means A Lot to Harlem

by @Djordje

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Imagine growing up in Harlem and Nike asking you to make your own pair of Air Force 1s or, as you’d call them, Uptowns. That’s exactly what ASAP Bari is dealing with right now, as his clothing brand, VLONE, is the most recent collaboration on the sneaker that’s approaching its 35th birthday.

The sneakers themselves are black with orange highlights, made from premium leather, and debuting at ComplexCon, which is going down right now in Long Beach, California. We had the opportunity to talk to Bari about what this project means to him and his neighborhood. Edison Chen, the Hong Kong entertainment mogul and co-founder of CLOT, was also able to provide insights on why the Air Force 1 remains a massive sneaker almost three and a half decades after they were first released.

Continue reading on Complex.

02nd Nov2016

A$AP Rocky Interview with HYPEBEAST

by @Djordje

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It’s been a long time coming, but as promised A$AP Mob has officially released their studio album Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends. The album’s cover clearly pays tribute to their late member A$AP Yams, while the tracks live up to the name “Friends” by not only featuring members of the Mob, but also a slew of artists they co-sign. There’s no shortage of up-and-coming rappers on the album as Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Madeintyo and Playboi Carti all drop verses; while “Nasty’s World” serves as a refreshing track featuring Onyx, a group that helped pave the way for many of today’s hip-hop collectives – including A$AP Mob. Tyler, the Creator also has a noteworthy contribution on the final track of the album “Telephone Calls” with friend/tourmate A$AP Rocky.

Despite the Mob’s frontman A$AP Rocky being seemingly everywhere over the past year, he still manages to appease his fans by hopping on a list of the Cozy tracks. Few artists in hip-hop have been able to navigate different worlds with as much success as Rocky, who has managed to solidify spots in music, high fashion and film. Adding to the impressive list of accolades is his recent partnership with MTV, where he’s landed a major role as a creative for the network. All of these achievements are a testament to his star power and with no signs of letting up anytime soon, it’s clear that Flacko’s in the game for the long haul.

We caught up with A$AP Rocky at a private Cozy Tapes listening session held in Los Angeles to ask him about the new album, his creative work with MTV and his hectic lifestyle. Check out the full discussion with Rocky below as he almost slips up to reveal some major upcoming personal projects in the works.

Continue reading on HYPEBEAST.

02nd Nov2016

A Conversation with A$AP Rocky About Making ‘Cozy Tapes’ without A$AP Yams

by @Djordje

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A$AP Yams may no longer be here in a physical form, but his vision is still alive and well. The Harlem-born musical genius behind the success of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Mob as a whole is seeing his passion project come to fruition with Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends, the star-studded compilation project that Yammy always dreamed of. (His baby photo graces the album artwork).

The Mob—aforementioned breakout stars Rocky and Ferg, plus A$AP Nast, A$AP Twelvyy and A$AP Ant—banded together while mourning its visionary, who died of an accidental drug overdose in Jan. 2015. But the compilation album has been a long time coming. A$AP Mob dropped its freebie debut mixtape Lord$ Never Worry back in 2012, setting the stage for a proper studio project called L.O.R.D.. A$AP Nast led the way with the uber ‘90s nostalgia of “Trillmatic” in Dec. 2013, followed by A$AP Twelvyy’s “Xscape” and posse cut “Hella Hoes.” Yet after six months of album delays, Yams gave fans an update via his Tumblr account in Sept. 2014. “L.O.R.D. IS SCRAPPED,” he wrote, later citing “too many energies” and inability to “get everybody on the same page.”

But Yams had been filling his own pages with ideas for the project that would become A$AP Mob’s version of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers—notes that are now in the possession of fashion-forward superstar and de facto leader A$AP Rocky.

Three days before the Halloween release of Cozy Tapes, Rocky sits back in a dark, smoky room at Hollywood’s famed Record Plant studio, rocking a black hoodie and ultra-wide black pants—a look he describes as “goth cozy.” He chats with Genius about the project’s recording process, eclectic influences, big-name guest list, and Yams’ guidance from beyond.

Continue reading on Genius.

22nd Aug2016

(Video) Directors’ Cuts: Midnight Chats With A$AP Rocky

by @Djordje

The American rapper talks life, love and celebrity crushes for director Jacob John Harmer.

Via NOWNESS.

11th Jul2016

A$AP Ferg Interview with Pitchfork

by @Djordje

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Our interview series Icebreaker features artists talking about things—some strange, some amusing, some meaningful—that just might reveal their true selves. This edition features Harlem MC A$AP Ferg, whose new album Always Strive and Prosper is out now.

Who is a fictional character that you relate to?

Probably Jesus. He was trying to do good by his people most of the time, just trying to feed his disciples—his friends, his homies. They drank wine together. They broke bread together. I’m the same way.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Oh, definitely. I believe that this universe is so big—we can’t be the only enzymes walking around. There are one-cell creatures that we can’t see. There got to be ghosts.

If you could be in any band ever, which one would you choose?

Daft Punk. I’d be the third dude with my own helmet. Maybe I’d transform into a different Ferg—maybe Ferg would just disappear and I’d become somebody else.

Continue reading on Pitchfork.

09th Jun2016

A$AP Ferg Interview with Rap-Up

by @Djordje

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A$AP Ferg is making a habit of reaching new levels.

Following the April release of his star-studded sophomore album, Always Strive and Prosper, the Harlem wordsmith has taken the show on the road for his “Level Up Tour” with Tory Lanez. During the 26-date run, the duo will make a stop at the BET Experience at L.A. Live, an annual showcase that’s also slated to feature 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap, and more.

In the midst of all of this, the Trap Lord is also working on more videos from A.S.A.P, as well as new material with his A$AP Mob brothers. Plus, the crew is hard at work on the A$AP Yams-inspired Cozy Tapes.

While Ferg continues to “Strive” for greatness, Rap-Up spoke with the A$AP Mob spitter about it all.

Continue reading on Rap-Up.

31st May2016

Cozy Boys Interview with Highsnobiety

by @Djordje

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As the tour DJs for reigning rap crew A$AP Mob, the time J.Scott (aka A$AP Snacks) and A$AP Lou, otherwise known as the duo Cozy Boys, spend off-road comes few and far between.

Originally founded by the late Mob patron A$AP Yams, the group’s rising notoriety has expanded into a burgeoning career outside of their Mob brethren, taking the “turn up” to some of the hottest clubs and festivals all over the globe such as Boiler Room, Coachella and Afropunk, to name a few.

We caught up with Cozy Boys in Los Angeles to find out how the two first became affiliated with A$AP Mob, what touring with A$AP Rocky is like and how they pledge to continue the spirit of “cozy” in Yams’ honor.

Continue reading on Highsnobiety.

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