ASAP Rocky


About ASAP Rocky

"I be that pretty motherfucker, A$AP is just my nickname." A$AP Rocky is one of the most prominent rap artists to have emerged in the new decade, having exploded into the mainstream after the critical success of his debut mixtape Live.Love.A$AP.

Throughout his brief six-year career, the multitalented A$AP Mob front man has collaborated with Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, Drake, Rihanna, J. Cole, Pusha T, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Mariah Carey, Miguel, Jessie Ware, Kid Cudi, King Chip, Yelawolf, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$$, T.I., Big Boi, Phantogram, Usher, Chase N. Cashe, Theophilus London, Waka Flocka Flame, David Banner, Chris Brown, Main Attraktionz, Lloyd Banks, Smoke DZA, SpaceGhostPurrp and more.

Most recently, he contributed a track to the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack, appeared in a DKNY ad campaign and contributed a verse to a remix of Drake's "Wu-Tang Forver". He’s currently working on an instrumental mixtape and fostering emerging A$AP Mob artists A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast. Stay tuned.

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Facts Only

  • A$AP Rocky began rapping at the age of 8.
  • He started seriously pursuing a rap career at the age of thirteen.
  • Rocky is named after the God Emcee Rakim (of Eric B. & Rakim).
  • Although a Harlem representative, he spent time in Elmwood Park, New Jersey as a youth.
  • His older brother was killed in Harlem when he was 13.
  • ASAP Rocky is a vegetarian.
  • His influences include The Diplomats, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mobb Deep, The Wu-Tang Clan, UGK and Three 6 Mafia.
  • In 2013, Rocky was nominated for a BET Award for Bet New Artist.
  • He opened for Drake during the Club Paradise Tour in 2012.
  • ASAP Rocky is a Libra.

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