A$AP Rocky

Feb
28
New Music: A$AP Rocky f/ Gesaffelstein – ‘In Distress’

In Distress

In addition to Pia Mia and Chance the Rapper (“Fight for You”), A$AP Rocky lends his jiggy touch to the Divergent soundtrack. On “In Distress,” the fashion killa links with French DJ Gesaffelstein, who co-produced “Black Skinhead” and “Send It Up” for Kanye West’s Yeezus.

“Knowledge is power and power is knowledge / And then you divide and conquer / I devoured and conquered,” raps Rocky over the industrial beat.

Due March 11, the soundtrack also features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding, Snow Patrol, and more.

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Feb
3
Fur Frenzy: Diddy Shoots ‘MMM’ Video with Ashanti, Meek Mill, & A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky, Diddy, Meek Mill

Diddy brought the stars and the fur to Harlem over the weekend. Clad in a mink, the hip-hop mogul took over famed food stand O’Fishole Seafood and Jumbo Hamburgers (formerly Willie’s Burgers) with some of his famous friends on Sunday night.

A$AP Rocky, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Meek Mill, Jadakiss, and Rick Ross draped themselves in furs while shooting a mysterious video.

Diddy wouldn’t reveal exactly what it was, but did tweet, “Everybody gettin down with this #MMM movement.”

A generous Puff even presented Meek with the black mink off his back. “@iamdiddy gave me his mink he said it matched my car I could have it,” said the MMG rapper.

Diddy’s main chick Cassie also joined her man, posing in front of a Maybach. “#Mitch #MMM #newyorknewyork,” tweeted Cassie.

On Saturday, 2 Chainz and Lil Durk dug into their closets and joined Diddy to shoot additional scenes.

See them stunt in the snow.

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Jan
13
Drake and A$AP Rocky Shoot ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ Remix Video

Drake

Fresh from hosting “Drake Night” at the Toronto Raptors game, Drake hopped a plane to Harlem to shoot a video for the remix to “Wu-Tang Forever” featuring A$AP Rocky. Noisey snuck onto the set on Sunday night and shared their experience along with some camera phone pics.

Here’s what we know: The clip was directed by A$AP Rocky (per Jessy Terrero) and shot on the rooftop of an apartment building. Both rappers performed in front of an egg white grand piano. Wearing a black hoodie and Timbs, Drake sipped hot chocolate between takes, while A$AP poured out a brown-bagged 40 in the final scene.

Members of the Wu-Tang Clan were rumored to make a cameo in the video, but weren’t spotted on set. The original song, which only features Drake, appears on his Grammy-nominated album Nothing Was the Same.

Drake will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday ahead of his hosting gig on “SNL” this weekend.

Check out a few leaked photos from the set below.

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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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