A$AP Ferg stops by MTV’s Rap Fix live to drop a freestyle along with Torae, Special Delivery, Troy Ave, and Rich Boy. Check it out above.
Tune in today at 4PM EST to catch a live episode of MTV RapFix featuring A$AP Ferg along with Joe Budden, DJ Premiere, Rich Boy, Troy Ave and Torae.
We had a chance to sit with Rocky and he told us why he doesn’t agree with MTV putting him at number 8 on their latest hottest mc’s list. What number you think Rocky should have been?
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From the Rick Owens leathers to the Balenciaga finery, there’s no denying A$AP Rocky is a certified fashion killa (you can check his influence in other rapper’s closets). But the Harlem upstart spits more than designer labels from that gold-plated mouth. He followed his lean-drenched mixtape, Live.Love.A$AP, with a chart-topping debut that shows off his versatility and a penchant for crossing state lines when it comes to flow.
And while that helped Rocky to earn the title of #8 Hottest MC in the Game, Pretty Flacko’s buzz and his grasp on the intangibles also put him in contention for our list. RapFix Blog Editor Nadeksa Alexis laughed, “I don’t even know if we’re still using the word ‘swag,’ but that’s all him, and everyone sees that.”
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A$AP Rocky shops at Opening Ceremony and brings District MTV along with him. Flacko breaks down certain pieces at the store and connects us with stories as a “fashion killa and a trendy nigga.”
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While Rocky has said on more than one occasion that he won’t be launching his own clothing line, he already has a history of collaborating with designers from the full range of the fashion spectrum, from Black Scale capsule collections to exclusive pieces with Raf Simons. Rocky’s mixture of high fashion and streetwear may seem strange at surface level, but when you contextualize it within his unexpected musical tastes and other artists he’s chosen to work with (for example Skrillex and Florence Welch), it all makes sense.
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‘Rocky is music, music videos and fashion,’ says A$AP Rocky, summing up his quickly blossoming career. The style-conscious NYC-based hip-hop star started out making mixtapes, then scored a recording deal thanks to his breakout hits ‘Purple Swag’ and ‘Peso.’ His debut album ‘LONG.LIVE.A$AP’ debuted to feverish buzz at number one on the ‘Billboard’ chart and hit the top 10 on the iTunes chart in 24 countries, including the #2 spot in the U.K. and Germany, and the #1 spot in Canada, France, and Australia. What else would you expect from an artist whose given name, Rakim, honours one of the founding fathers of rap? Now, as MTV PUSH backs his bid for global superstardom, A$AP Rocky (the A$AP stands for Always Strive And Prosper) is poised to make his own mark on hip-hop history.
Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky and more hip-hop stars give us their picks for Super Bowl XLVII.
Rakim sits down with MTV News and describes ‘LVL’ as a symbol for life. ”Life is full of levels. You have your ups and your downs,” A$AP says.
A$AP Rocky visits MTV Style to talk about his track “Fashion Killa,” his personal style, and his thoughts on women’s fashion.