ASAP Rocky made his debut on MTV’s Hottest MC’s list coming in at #8. Check out the round table discussion below:
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.
ASAP Rocky is fresh off the release of his debut album, LongLiveASAP. In a recent interview with MTV, Rocky describes life after his record deal and says that he can now chill and relax, but that he could still hand out a lot of ass whippings.
In the latest clip from ASAP Rocky’s Road To Release with MTV, Rocky discusses how he is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. LongLiveASAP available now!
A$AP Rocky came into the game marching to the beat of his own drum, so it comes as no surprise when he steps outside of the box musically. Fans got their first listen to A$AP’s eclectic soundscapes with “Wild for the Night,” a daring collaboration with EDM maestro Skrillex. This time out, the Harlemite delivers a surprising collab with Florence + the Machince’s Florence Welch, “I Come Apart,” which, despite what earlier album leaks may reveal, will in fact be featured on his much-anticipated major-label debut, Long.Live.A$AP.
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There was no blueprint that ASAP Rocky followed to break through into the business, having signed a major-label deal with Sony before even dropping his debut mixtape.
Two songs, a bit of hustle and some luck is all it took for Rakim Mayers to turn his penchant for spitting Syrup-drenched raps and his knack for fashion into a full-fledged business. Now he is an inductee into MTV Jams’ Fab 5 of 2012 class.
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Recently MTV Push did some work with ASAP Rocky, in the video below Rocky does a neat performance of his track, “Purple Swag”.
Seales then pressed Rocky on why, if there’s to be no more brand talk, he has a song about Cristal Champagne on his new record. Rocky reminded her that Cristal became a running joke in the rap world after the brand’s managing director Frédéric Rouzaud made racist comments to The Economist about the hip-hop world’s embrace of his product back in 2006.
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This past week ASAP Rocky took part in the festivities at SXSW, during his time there he talked with MTV about his success and much more.