From the Rick Owens leathers to the Balenciaga finery, there’s no denying A$AP Rocky is a certified fashion killa (you can check his influence in other rapper’s closets). But the Harlem upstart spits more than designer labels from that gold-plated mouth. He followed his lean-drenched mixtape, Live.Love.A$AP, with a chart-topping debut that shows off his versatility and a penchant for crossing state lines when it comes to flow.
K. Dot took over the Roseland Ballroom in New York City last night for the 5th anniversary of Hot 97′s metroPCS 5 Boro Takeover Tour. The highlight of the show: Kendrick brought of 50 Cent for “We Up” and A$AP Rocky for “Fuckin’ Problems.” Here’s a video recap of it if you weren’t at the show.
Scion AV held an open mic showcase at Public Assembly in Brooklyn with A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Bodega BAMZ, and Flatbush ZOMBiES on the bill. Footage from the entire show featuring performances of Rocky’s “Angels” and “Fashion Killa” as well as Ferg joining Bodega BAMZ for “Say Amen” after the jump.
While promoting LongLiveA$AP in Paris, A$AP Rocky checked himself into Generations Radio and gave them a freestyle over the instrumental to his album’s lead single.
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Rocky spits bars for Tim Westwood TV.
With his debut LP, Long.Live.A$AP, finally in stores now, A$AP Rocky made a late night television appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman and brought a few special guests along with him. Watch as Flacko performs his LP opener along with the Skrillex-produced “Wild For The Night.”
Rocky and his crew take over Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex show with off-the-top freestyles over several classic beats.
Hear the rest of the five-part freestyle after the jump. SHAKE UPDATE: Video proof is now available, check the full session up top.
Long.Live.A$AP drops Tuesday.
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Last month, A$AP Rocky held a LONG.LIVE.A$AP listening session at Black Star Music and Video in Harlem and here’s a video recap from the in-store. His debut LP arrives in stores and online a week from today.
DJ SourMilk and Justin Credible of the L.A. Leakers release their 2013 Draft Picks mixtape featuring unreleased music and freestyles from artists like A$AP Rocky, Ryan Leslie, Wale, Trinidad James, Pac Div, Freddie Gibbs, Fred The Godson, Chase N. Cashe, G.O.O.D. Music’s Ryan McDermott, who will likely make an impact in 2013. Stream and download it after the jump.
A$AP Rocky rang in the new year at 106 & Park’s special New Year’s Eve show along with Trinidad James, who performed his “All Gold Everything” hit song after the jump.
LongLiveA$AP arrives January 15.