A$AP Rocky

Sep
29
Video: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

A$AP Rocky and Tinashe

With a top 25 hit already under her belt, Tinashe keeps the momentum going with her Detail-produced single “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky.

In the dark and mysterious video, the L.A. songstress discovers that her lover is cheating on her and exacts revenge with some help from Pretty Flacko. The cinematic clip, which was shot in L.A., includes breathtaking shots of Tinashe and nature.

Aquarius arrives October 7 featuring the ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On,” with contributions from Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Future.

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Sep
9
New Music: Sam Smith f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘I’m Not the Only One (Remix)’

I'm Not the Only One (Remix)

A$AP Rocky joins Sam Smith on the official remix to the British sensation’s single “I’m Not the Only One” off his album In the Lonely Hour. The Harlem rapper name checks BeyoncĂ© and her alter ego Sasha Fierce on his opening verse. Get jiggy with it.

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Aug
22
New Music: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

Pretend

With her ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” still burning up the airwaves, Tinashe teams with A$AP Rocky on the Detail-produced follow-up “Pretend.” The L.A. singer swallows her pride and gives her man another shot, while Rocky delivers a jiggy verse.

“When I’m looking for love, I pretend it’s you / A love that never ends,” she coos over a crashing snare.

“The song with Rocky is definitely kind of a contemporary-sounding song,” Tinashe told Rap-Up TV. “It doesn’t really sound like a lot of other songs on the radio, but it’s a midtempo feel and it’s kinda minimalistic in the track.”

Her debut album Aquarius arrives October 7 featuring contributions from Future (“How Many Times”), Boi-1da, Jasper, Stargate, and more.

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Aug
5
A$AP Rocky Tours with Rihanna, Recalls First Rap in ‘SVDDXNLY’ Documentary

A$AP Rocky

From Harlem to Hollywood, A$AP Rocky chronicles his rise to becoming one of hip-hop’s brightest stars in his feature-length documentary SVDDXNLY, produced and directed by Noisey.

In Part 1 of the five-episode series, the “Fashion Killa” prepares for his opening slot on Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour.”

The leader of the A$AP Mob recalls his first freestyle at the age of eight, where he rapped about his sister Asia, smoking weed, and oral sex.

His family knew early on that he was destined to be a star. His mother, a hip-hop lover, named her son after rap pioneer Rakim, and his sister described her brother as a “go-getter.”

Rihanna also makes a cameo backstage at his Hollywood Palladium show. “Everybody out there was hype as shit,” she says of the crowd. “I want my crowd to look like that before I get on the stage.”

Watch Rocky on the road to stardom.

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Jul
22
A$AP Rocky Stars in ‘SVDDXNLY’ Documentary [Trailer]

A$AP Rocky and Drake

From Harlem to Hollywood, A$AP Rocky chronicles his rise to stardom in SVDDXNLY, a feature-length documentary produced and directed by Noisey.

The five-part series, which rolls out starting August 5, gives viewers an in-depth look at the lives and careers of the A$AP Mob leader and his crew through home videos and interviews.

Narrated by Rocky, the film features appearances from his fellow Mob members, plus Drake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Macklemore, Kathy Griffin, Jeremy Scott, Danny Brown, and more.

The soundtrack is comprised of Rocky’s hits and unreleased music from his upcoming instrumental album Beauty & The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions (Chapter 1).

Look for cameos from Drake and Rihanna in the trailer below.

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Jul
18
Video: Juicy J f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Scholarship’

Juicy J and A$AP Rocky

Juicy J has girls twerking to pay tuition in the video for his Stay Trippy banger “Scholarship.” From the streets to the strip club, the Memphis rapper keeps the cheeks clapping and the hundreds flying. He rides down the block in a drop-top with A$AP Rocky, and makes it rain at the gentlemen’s club while coeds work the pole.

“You a college chick / Keep twerkin’ baby, might earn you a scholarship,” raps Juicy.

Last fall, he awarded a $50,000 scholarship to 19-year-old biology major Zaire Holmes, but she didn’t have to twerk to win. Instead, she read the complete rules, which did not require any twerking to enter.

Additionally, Juicy guests on Ester Dean’s twerking anthem “Twerkin 4 Birkin.” Watch the steamy lyric video below.

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Jul
1
Harlem Renaissance: A$AP Mob, Cam’ron Suit Up for GQ

A$AP Mob

Harlem on the rise. A$AP Mob and Cam’ron showcase their dapper style in the July issue of GQ. The Harlem trendsetters suit up and take the magazine on a tour of the new uptown.

A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and the rest of the fashion killas put their own jiggy spin on the suit, rocking hoodies and T-shirts under designer brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, and Giorgio Armani.

“Harlem has always been known for its swagger and pizzazz,” said Rocky. “I get my high-end look downtown, but my street style comes from uptown.”

Killa Cam trades his capes and furs for a double-breasted suit by Brunello Cucinelli and Prada tie while cozying up to his girlfriend and Instagram star JuJu.

The Dipset rapper’s 1st of the Month EP is available today, while future EPs will include collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Wiz Khalifa.

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