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A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Rakim Mayers

Birth Date :

October 03, 1988

Birth Place :

Harlem, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

Debut mixtape "LiveLoveA$AP" (2011)


A$AP Rocky was born as Rakim Mayers. He lived a tough life as a youngster in the New York City neighborhood Harlem. His father was jailed in connection with selling drugs when he was just 12 years old and his older brother was killed a year later. The hardships in his life inspired him to take rapping seriously.

He formed a Hip-Hop collective %A$AP in 2007, and later adopted the A$AP moniker as his stage name. It has many meanings like "Always Strive and Prosper", "Assassinating Snitches and Police", but his favorite is "Acronym Symbolizing Any Purpose".

Latest News

New Music and Video: A$AP Rocky's 'Multiply'

October 03, 2014 06:44:58 GMT

The wait for new music is over. On Thursday night, October 2, the rapper alerted his Twitter followers that he'd dropped a new track titled "Multiply" and its accompanying music video on his website flackojodyeseason.com.

A$AP Rocky Sued for Allegedly Slapping Fans During Concert

July 23, 2014 04:10:22 GMT

is being sued by a woman whom he allegedly slapped during his set at last year's Made in America festival in Philadelphia. TMZ reports that the fan named Lisamarie Wade has filed a lawsuit against the rapper, saying that he smacked her for no apparent reason while he made his way through the crowd.

Juicy J Debuts 'Scholarship' Music Video Feat. A$AP Rocky

July 19, 2014 05:49:55 GMT

has unveiled the music video for his collaboration with , "Scholarship". Arriving on Friday, July 18, the clip literally lives up to the song's lyrics as it shows the two rappers indulging in pool games and later being joined by a number of twerking ladies.

A$AP Rocky Reportedly Engaged to Chanel Iman

April 07, 2014 09:18:13 GMT

reportedly has proposed to his model girlfriend Chanel Iman. Sources told New York Post's Page Six that the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, recently popped the question and the model happily accepted the proposal. The couple, however, reportedly wants to keep the news under wraps for now.

Drake Films Music Video for 'Wu-Tang Forever' With A$AP Rocky

January 14, 2014 07:24:36 GMT

has filmed the music video for the official remix of his "Wu-Tang Forever". According to Noisey's Lukas Hodge, who snuck into the video shoot and took some pictures from the set, Drake filmed the video on a Harlem rooftop with fellow rapper .

Justin Timberlake Debuts 'TKO' Remix Ft. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T

November 30, 2013 02:50:46 GMT

has teamed up with some big names in hip-hop for the official remix of his "TKO". On Friday, November 29, the pop star dropped the special Black Friday remix featuring , , and .

A$AP Rocky's Gig at Canadian University Canceled Over Fan-Slapping Allegation

September 14, 2013 04:35:26 GMT

's upcoming show at a university in Canada has been canceled. According to TMZ, the rapper was supposed to take the stage at York University in Toronto next week as a part of the school's music festival.

A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault by 'Made in America' Audience Member

September 05, 2013 05:46:41 GMT

For allegedly slapping a woman in the crowd watching him perform his set during the "Made in America" music festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania held over the weekend, Harlem rapper likewise got slapped with misdemeanor assault charges. The female fan filed her complaint with the District Attorney's Office after she reportedly suffered whiplash after the incident.

A$AP Rocky Reacts to Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Verse

August 21, 2013 04:50:14 GMT

After his fellow New York-based rap superstars , , and have already given their two cents worth over 's rap verse on 's "Control", it was 's turn to react to K.Dot's "King of New York" claim. Though the Harlem rapper said, "That king of New York sh*t, you smoking crack. You crazy," he actually had a deeper take on the whole thing.

A$AP Rocky Slaps Female Fan's Face at Australia Gig

July 03, 2013 03:36:45 GMT

was caught on the camera attacking his fan during his recent show in Sydney, Australia. In a video uploaded on YouTube, the 24-year-old rapper is seen trying to make his way through the crowd at his Hordern Pavillion show on Friday, June 28.

A$AP Rocky Premieres 'Wild for the Night' Music Video Ft. Skrillex

March 27, 2013 01:03:05 GMT

Hip-hop superstar has just dropped the music video for his track "Wild for the Night", a cut off his debut album "". The 24-year-old rapper and his collaborator, electronic musician , who produced the track alongside Birdy Nam Nam, flew outside the U.S. to the nation of the Dominican Republic to shoot the new clip.

A$AP Rocky Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

January 24, 2013 09:37:41 GMT

Hip-hop star landed at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with his debut album "". Selling a total of 139,000 units this week, it's the first debut album that reached the no. 1 spot since another rapper achieved the same feat back in September 2012 with his debut studio set "".

Artist of the Week: A$AP Rocky

January 07, 2013 07:28:05 GMT

is on the track to release his debut studio album amidst his recent legal issue. Set to hit stores in the U.S. on January 15, "" has spawned two singles, "Goldie" and "F**kin' Problems".

A$AP Rocky Assumes the Throne on New Artsy Clip for 'Long Live A$AP'

December 24, 2012 04:14:42 GMT

does not just rap about thought-provoking lyrics in his new track "Long Live A$AP". The song, which is off his debut set of the same title, also has a very artistic and equally impressive video. The Harlem rapper sits on a throne while black and white surreal images present themselves all throughout the clip.

A$AP Rocky Teams Up With Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz for 'F**kin' Problems' Clip

December 05, 2012 06:04:30 GMT

has just released his official video for the single "F**kin' Problems". The simple performance clip features three other hip-hop stars , , and . The track is from Rocky's upcoming album "".

A$AP Rocky Is Front Act for Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Tour

November 08, 2012 06:46:51 GMT

followers will be happy to know that the rapper and music video director will be joining 's "Diamonds World Tour" as the opening act. The series of shows will first land in Buffalo, New York on March 8 at First Niagara Center.

A$AP Rocky's 'LongLiveA$AP' Release Date Moved to 2013

October 29, 2012 04:29:58 GMT

Avid followers of hip hop star, , will have to sit it out longer while waiting for the release of his new record, "". The date has been moved to early 2013, following some issues with the record's clearing and mastering process. The LP was originally scheduled for a September 11 launch, but was then pushed to October 31, and finally this recent announcement.

Audio: A$AP Rocky's 'Fuckin' Problem' Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar

October 19, 2012 04:27:50 GMT

releases an all-star collaboration with , and in a song called "Fuckin' Problem". Revealed via Complex, the bouncy song features some laidback beats that are dominated with deep bass and snappy snares with some ethnic accents.

Rolling Stones to Include Two New Songs in New Greatest Hits Album

September 05, 2012 04:43:13 GMT

British rock band , composed of Charlie Watts, , Ronnie Wood, and , announced that they would be releasing an album to mark their 50th anniversary celebration. The album is entitled "" and will feature songs which go back to the band's first few years.

Full First Episode of J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution' Released Online

September 05, 2012 04:32:56 GMT

NBC is giving viewers an early look at its upcoming new series "" by debuting the pilot online. The full first episode is now available for viewing pleasure via the network's official site and Hulu, more than ten days before it officially premieres on Monday, September 17 at 10/9c.

Pippa Middleton Arrives in Style at U.S. Open in New York City

September 05, 2012 04:17:11 GMT

Pippa Middleton flew from her home country to enjoy relaxing days in the United States. Unlike Prince Harry who hit Las Vegas for a night of wild partying, the younger sister of Kate Middleton opted for a scandal-free trip to New York to attend U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

First 'Lincoln' Trailer to Be Released During Google Hangout With Steven Spielberg

September 05, 2012 04:13:21 GMT

Fans could see the anticipated first trailer for Steven Spielberg's "" in a foreseeable future, DreamWorks Pictures has promised. The studio announced Tuesday, September 4 that it would team up with Google Play to premiere the sneak peek of the high-profile history drama on September 13 at 4 P.M. PT during a Google+ Hangout with director Spielberg and actor .

Rihanna to Open MTV VMAs With Calvin Harris and A$AP Rocky

September 05, 2012 03:46:04 GMT

Barbadian recording artist is set to open 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with "We Found Love", the lead single of her sixth studio album "". Her performance for this song will be backed by VMAs' house DJ, . She will also perform a remix of "Cockiness (Love It)" together with rapper/music video director .

A$AP Rocky Announces Fall Tour Dates

July 25, 2012 08:16:35 GMT

just announced the dates for his fall North American tour. The "LongLiveA$AP" tour will be held in support of his upcoming album which carries the same name.

Michael Bay Denies 'Transformers 4' Is a Reboot, Wants It to Take Place in Outer Space

June 22, 2012 03:01:25 GMT

Director Michael Bay has opened up about his vision for "Transformers 4". Speaking to Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex, the "Pearl Harbor" helmer stated that his fourth "" film is not going to be a reboot though admitting that the pic will have "a new cast," and he's "moving on to something different."

Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky to Play the Kennedys in 'National Anthem' Music Video

June 22, 2012 02:11:18 GMT

and have revealed the concept of their upcoming collaboration in Del Rey's "National Anthem" music video. The "Video Games" hitmaker and the Harlem rapper have confirmed that they are going to play the Kennedys in the clip.

SXSW 2012: A$AP Rocky's Concert Ends in a Brawl

March 19, 2012 09:03:53 GMT

were forced to cut short their show at South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. The rap crew were furious after they were pelted with two full beer cans when performing at the Vice Kills Texas party on late Saturday/early Sunday. A fight ensued when they lost their cool and rushed to the crowd to find the culprit.

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