A$AP Rocky

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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Aug
20
A$AP Rocky Calls Kendrick Lamar ‘Crazy’ for ‘King of New York’ Comment

Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky

Kendrick Lamar declared himself the “king of New York” on his “Control” verse. But the comment didn’t sit well with many of his New York peers including A$AP Rocky.

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Aug
15
Rihanna Gets Up Close with A$AP Rocky at Video Shoot

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna

Rihanna got up close with A$AP Rocky on set of a music video in New York on Wednesday night. It’s unknown exactly what they were shooting, but the two were spotted getting cozy on and off camera. According to photographers on set, they shared a cigarette and were seen making out at one point.

Rocky was also joined on set by his A$AP Mob brothers A$AP Ferg and A$AP Illz. RiRi wore a floor-length zebra-print dress and changed into Timberlands while getting flirty with her co-star.

RiRi and Rocky shared the stage at the 2012 VMAs and he opened for her on the U.S. leg of her “Diamonds World Tour.”

He previously spoke about his relationship with the “Stay” singer. “We just cool, that’s it. That’s just the homie,” said A$AP, who is currently dating model Chanel Iman.

Are they more than homies? Check out photos from the set below.

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Aug
14
A$AP Rocky Performs ‘Wild for the Night’ on ‘Wild ‘N Out’

A$AP Rocky and Nick Cannon

Following 2 Chainz and Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky brought his pretty boy swag and sense of humor to Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” on Tuesday. The Harlem rapper participated in some comedic sketches with the cast and closed out the show by performing “Wild for the Night.”

Watch A$AP invade the stage below.

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Jul
18
Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, & B.o.B Launch ‘Under the Influence of Music’ Tour

Wiz Khalifa

While Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake were in Canada kicking off their “Legends of the Summer” tour, Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky were burning up the stage in Cali for the launch of their “Under the Influence of Music” tour.

The U.S. trek got underway on Wednesday at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. Following sets from Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, B.o.B hit the stage before A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa.

Trinidad Jame$ will join the tour tonight in Irvine, continuing through August 11 in Cincinnati.

Wiz has partnered with Converse on a collection of sneakers, launching at Foot Locker on August 23. Watch the video promo below.

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Jul
17
A$AP Rocky Supports Trayvon Martin on ’106 & Park’

A$AP Mob

It was an A$AP Mob takeover on Tuesday’s “106 & Park” when A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg stopped by. In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, they both wore hoodies to show their support for Trayvon Martin.

“I want to say R.I.P. to him and I think it’s unfortunate the way things went down because I didn’t see any justice, but that’s just my biased opinion I guess being a young black brother who wears a lot of hoodies,” said Rocky. “I want to send blessings and peace to his family.”

Ferg premiered the video for “Shabba,” the new single off his debut Trap Lord, due August 20. “Shabba was just one of them people where I felt like people kinda forgot about him,” said Ferg of dancehall star Shabba Ranks. “I had to bring him back up after 20 years of being lost.”

Rocky introduced the crew one by one and spoke about his upcoming “Under the Influence” tour with Wiz Khalifa.

The trendsetting MC also shared some fashion advice for his fellow MCs. “Rappers, please stop wearing all these Givenchy, Gucci accessory jewelry that’s makin’ your neck turn green,” said Rocky. “That’s so tacky. Let’s just give it up. We in the new year. Let it rest in peace.”

Watch the A$AP Mob invade the stage.

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Jul
15
Video: A$AP Ferg f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Shabba’

A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg

A$AP Ferg pays homage to Shabba Ranks in the flashy video for his single “Shabba” featuring A$AP Rocky. The Harlem rapper wakes up in a mansion as two blonde chicks cater to him in bed. He rocks gold teeth and chains, and rides with Rocky in an old school Ferrari. His A$AP Mob brothers join him at the dining table, and the dancehall star himself even makes a cameo.

Ferg’s debut Trap Lord is due August 20.

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