A$AP Rocky

Jan
10
A$AP Rocky Takes Over Times Square in DKNY Campaign

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky is getting jiggy for DKNY. The “Fashion Killa” stars in the designer’s spring/summer 2014 campaign alongside models Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Eliza Cummings, and Dylan Rieder.

Sporting a crisp white suit, the Harlem rapper stands on top of a yellow taxi cab in New York’s Times Square and rocks a royal blue blazer with shorts in another one of the ads, which were shot in October.

A$AP speaks about his style in the latest issue of Teen Vogue. “Every day I get dressed based upon mood, how I’m feeling,” he explains. “If I want to be cozy, I might wear cashmere sweats. If I want to stand out, I might wear something like a biker jacket or a lot of jewelry. If I want to dress down and not be noticed, I wear hoodies.”

He is working on his sophomore album, but first he and the A$AP Mob will drop their EP L.O.R.D. on March 4.

“The ’90s was the best era for hip-hop, hands down. That’s what we’re just trying to bring back,” said Rocky of the project’s direction.

Check out more photos from his DKNY and Teen Vogue shoots below.

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Dec
3
Video: A$AP Mob f/ A$AP Nast & Method Man – ‘Trillmatic’

A$AP Mob and Method Man

A$AP Mob brings back ’90s nostalgia with the Nas-inspired record and video for “Trillmatic” featuring A$AP Nast and Method Man. The hip-hop crew including A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg all make appearances in the accompanying clip, which was shot at Castle Hill Houses in the Bronx.

“The ’90s was the best era for hip-hop, hands down,” said Rocky during his appearance on “106 & Park.” “That’s what we’re just trying to bring back.”

The song will appear on A$AP Mob’s upcoming EP L.O.R.D., due March 4.

Watch the throwback visuals below.

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Nov
29
New Music: Justin Timberlake f/ J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Pusha T – ‘TKO (Black Friday Remix)’

Justin Timberlake

Lights out. In honor of Black Friday, Justin Timberlake delivers a one-two punch with the remix to his Timbaland-produced single “TKO.” The pop superstar recruits hip-hop heavy-hitters J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, and Pusha T, who show out with their vicious verses.

Cole kicks things off by responding to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. “Everybody and they mama gassed/ Even my mama asked what I’ma do/ Decisions, decisions/ In case this is war then I’ll load up on all ammunition/ If a ni**a want problems my trigger’s on auto/ I’ll make sure that nobody miss ‘em,” he raps in the style of Drake’s “Versace” flow.

Pretty Flacko pops off on his verse, addressing the rumor mill and his love life, before King Push steps up to the mic. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper, who appeared on JT’s 2002 single “Like I Love You,” once again states his case for album of the year.

“All this album of the year talk/ Ni**as claimin’ they the best out/ I been hot since The Purple Tape and this Cuban’s poking my chest out,” he proclaims.

Who had the best verse? Re-up with round two below.

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Nov
13
Video: A$AP Rocky – ‘Phoenix’

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky pulls the trigger on the cinematic video for “Phoenix,” the latest release off his debut Long.Live.A$AP. Lord Flacko conveys a dark love story in the Francesco Carrozzini-directed clip starring “The Wire’s” Michael K. Williams and supermodel Joan Smalls.

After a late night out, the couple comes home and an argument ensues. In a fit of rage, Smalls tears up the house and pulls out a gun.

“This is one of the more serious songs on my album, so people are really expecting something cinematic from this video,” A$AP told MTV News. “They don’t expect the average…me with my gold teeth and swag, it’s just really about a life message.”

The song is about reincarnation. “It’s all about living, and ‘Phoenix’ is being reincarnated through your own ashes, so it’s just more of a serious note,” he explained.

Watch the intense story line play out below.

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Nov
12
Justin Timberlake, A$AP Rocky Celebrate GQ ‘Men of the Year’

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

GQ honored its “Men of the Year” at a dinner in New York on Monday. The dapper Justin Timberlake, who graces one of the magazine’s five covers, bundled up on the red carpet alongside his wife Jessica Biel.

“Lending my Man of the Year to @GQMagazine for the night!” tweeted Biel.

Fashion killa A$AP Rocky modeled a wintery look with a scarf over his blazer.

In addition to Timberlake, “Rapper of the Year” Kendrick Lamar is featured on one of the magazine’s December covers. Other “Men of the Year” include Pharrell, Andy Samberg, Will Ferrell, and Michael B. Jordan.

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Oct
29
Drake Previews New Song ‘Trophies’ at Brooklyn Show

Drake

Drake’s “Would You Like a Tour?” touched down at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday night with some surprise hometown guests and a brand new song.

The crowd went wild when Harlem’s own A$AP Ferg joined the Canadian rapper to perform “Work.”

“I just figured, to bring this shit home, I could bring out my family,” said Drizzy while introducing Ferg.

He continued with “Shabba Ranks” as the rest of A$AP Mob swarmed the stage. A$AP Rocky stuck around to perform his hit “Fuckin’ Problems” with some help from October’s Very Own.

But that wasn’t all. Busta Rhymes got the crowd hype with an energetic performance of “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See.”

During Future the Prince’s set, he previewed a new Drake song called “Trophies,” produced by Hit-Boy. The instrumental can also be heard in the trailer for Nothing Was the Same.

Check out all the moments from Drake’s big night in the BK.

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Oct
1
A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky Perform ‘Shabba’ on ‘Arsenio’

A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg

A$AP Mob invaded the stage on Monday’s “Arsenio Hall Show.” A$AP Ferg was joined by his brother A$AP Rocky while performing their collaboration “Shabba” off Ferg’s new album Trap Lord, which debuted at No. 9 last month. With their band in tow, they put a rock spin on the rap record, which had the audience on its feet.

Over the weekend, Ferg was presented with Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards and participated in a cypher with the rest of the A$AP crew.

Watch them turn things up a notch on late night.

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