A$AP Rocky

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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Sep
25
Video: A$AP Rocky – ‘Fashion Killa’ (Starring Rihanna)

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna

Bang bang, boom boom, pop pop. A$AP Rocky turns his swag on in the artsy video for “Fashion Killa,” the latest track off his debut Long.Live.A$AP to receive the visual treatment.

The Harlem rapper cuddles up with fellow fashion icon Rihanna while popping tags in the clip, which he directed with Delaware. The stylish duo tries on some designer threads and goes shopping for fashion magazines, and RiRi even makes out with a mannequin.

“She’s a fashion killa in my eyes,” Rocky said of his co-star during his appearance on “106 & Park.” “I respect her jigginess. I respect her fashion sense, so that’s why I used her as a female.”

The conceptual clip features cameos from the A$AP Mob crew including A$AP Ferg and tagger Kid O. “We used his art and we used her art for being a fashion killa and made this conceptual video.”

See Rocky and RiRi share their passion for art, clothes, and each other.

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Sep
11
Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, & A$AP Rocky Attend Jeremy Scott Show

Nicki Minaj and ScaffBeezy

Jeremy Scott brought out the stars to his show during New York Fashion Week on Wednesday. Everyone from A$AP Rocky to the Jonas Brothers gathered around the runway to check out the designer’s spring fashions.

With her man ScaffBeezy by her side, Nicki Minaj stepped out in a gold-and-black number from her own clothing collection.

“The @ITSJEREMYSCOTT show was fuckin amazing,” tweeted Nicki.

Hot couple A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman showed off their matching gold grills in the front row, while Rocky’s ex Iggy Azalea chatted up Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, and photographer Terry Richardson.

“@IGGYAZALEA loved meeting you today! You looked stunning, that hair style was amazing on you! See you soon girl ♡ xo,” Paris told Iggy.

Check out all the star sightings below.

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Sep
1
Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, & Public Enemy Rock Made in America Festival

Beyoncé

The second annual Budweiser Made in America festival rolled into Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. A diverse lineup of hip-hop, rock, EDM, and R&B acts took the stage on the first day including Public Enemy, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Emeli Sandé, Phoenix, and Beyoncé.

The A$AP Mob leader invaded the stage 30 minutes late. “Pardon my tardiness,” he said to some not-so-pleased fans, who quickly forgot about his lateness.

“It’s time to turn the fuck up,” he declared before performing his hits “Fuckin’ Problems” and “Wild for the Night.”

2 Chainz sailed into the festival with his B.O.A.T.S. catalog and performed “Netflix,” his collaboration with Fergie, for the first time.

Public Enemy took hip-hop fans back with their classics during their hour-long set. Chuck D and Flavor Flav pledged to donate $10,000 to aid Philadelphia’s school system, challenging Beyoncé to either match or surpass their contribution.

Queen Bey closed out Saturday’s lineup, bringing her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” to Benjamin Franklin Parkway. She opened her 90-minute set with “Run the World (Girls)” and had the 60,000 strong singing along to “Irreplaceable” and “Party.”

Festival curator Jay Z did not perform, but he was seen smoking a cigar and passing out bottles of Ace of Spades during Deadmau5′s set.

Solange kept the crowd moving into the early AM by performing at the after-party.

Made in America continues on Sunday with performances from Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, and Nine Inch Nails.

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