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“You have no idea”
I have to say, A$ AP Rocky is doing a great job leveraging that brand of his to take it to the next level. He had a full spread in the newest GQ magazine! Pretty good! Welp! I can’t hate on that.
Once ASAP rapped, “We use to wear rugged boots, now it’s all tailored suits,” but I’m hearing his earlier style is getting a reboot. Get it? “re-boot.” The people around A$ AP Rocky are doing a bit of talking it is highly suggestive that the Harlem rapper is working on something incredible in business. It was basically saying that A$ AP Rocky has a deal with Timbaland to create a line of boots. Timbaland and Hip-Hop have a love / hate relationship, but it seems to be all love now. Interesting how Hip-Hop is loved and hated overall these days.
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry! -illseed.
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This is about to get ugly! Now, I don’t have the pics in my hot inbox, but I am hearing some stuff. (Email me at email@example.com if you happen to have what I am about to write about in your possession.) Basically, you know that A$ AP Rocky and Azealia Banks have been going at it, mostly on twitter. Well, I am hearing that A$ AP has some video or pictures of Azealia Banks going down low on some dude. I think the kids call it giving him “top.” Or maybe they still call it “brains.” Either way, I hear this is being circulated around the net as pay back. Not sure.
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(AllHipHop News) Traditionally, Hip-Hop has not been inclusive of those that choose to live a homosexual lifestyle, but these notions are changing, especially with the younger artists.
A$ AP Rocky, one of the prominent rappers from New York, conducted an exclusive interview with Interview magazine speaking on how he changed his own personal biases.
“So now that I’m here and I’ve got a microphone in my hand and about 6,000 people watching me, I need to tell them how I feel. For instance, one big issue in hip-hop is the gay thing,” he said in excerpts published in The New York Daily News. “It’s 2013, and it’s a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It’s crazy. And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to hip-hop, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip-hop is small-minded or stupid — and that’s not the case. We’ve got people like Jay-Z. We’ve got people like Kanye. We’ve got people like me. We’re all prime examples of people who don’t think like that. I treat everybody equal, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they’re gonna represent me. And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.”
He said his upbringing helped him change his views.
“I came up in a world that was just crazy — and it was hectic and kind of radical at the same time. For me, growing up in Harlem and then migrating down to SoHo and the lower East Side and chillin’ down there and making that my stomping ground . . . That was a big thing, because I’m from Harlem, and downtown is more artsy and also more open-minded,” he explained to the Daily News. “So I got the best of both worlds. It was like being on the streets and then being in school at the same time, and I tried to keep my hands in everything just so I wasn’t missing out on any fun. I just always wanted to be knowledgeable of my whereabouts, my surroundings, and what was going on with our generation.”
The full interview appears in the April issue of Interview magazine. Click here for more.
(AllHipHop News) At one point it was a regular occurrence to see a New York hip hop artist’s name at the top of the album chart, but over the last few years only a small hand full of rappers from the Big Apple have managed to drop an album that reached number 1. Less than a month into 2013 and one NYC newcomer has already met that feat.
According to Soundscan, A$ AP Rocky’s debut album, LONG.LIVE.ASAP, sold 138,503 copies in its first week of release. That total was enough for the Harlem emcee to secure his first number one album on the Billboard 200. He also joined Fabolous, Nas, Nicki Minaj, and Jay-Z as only the fifth rapper hailing from New York to reach that accomplishment since 2008.
While New York is regarded as the birthplace of rap music, over the last five years the center of power in mainstream hip hop has shifted below the Mason-Dixon line. Southern rap acts Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T.I., B.O.B, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, and 2 Chainz have been able to push a large enough number of units to see their respective LPs reach number one. Meanwhile the mainstream East Coast rap scene has been held up mostly by two New York legends from the 90′s and a pop-friendly performer who relocated to the south to start her career. A$ AP Rocky’s uncommon commercial appeal could be a landmark moment for New York rap.
Boosted by the Hit-Boy produced lead single, “Goldie” and the Top-20 hit “Fuckin’ Problems” featuring 2 Chainz, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar, LONG.LIVE.A$ AP reached the top spot despite the fact it leaked online a full month before its official release. The album was also a critical success. Metacritic.com gave the album a weighted score of 73 (signifying “generally favorable”) based on 31 professional critics reviews, 22 of which gave the album a “positive review”.
With several other rising New York artists garnering attention from online rap fans and hip hop media, A$ AP Rocky’s achievement may not be that much of an rarity in the new future. A$ AP Ferg, Azealia Banks, Flatbush Zombies, Joey Bada$ $ , and Action Bronson (the latter two were guests on LONG.LIVE.A$ AP) are just a few of the young New York rappers that are set to drop anticipated studio albums in the coming years.
List of Number One Albums By Rap Artists Since 2008:
Rick Ross, Trilla
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Young Jeezy, The Recession
T.I., Paper Trail
Kanye West, 808′s & Heartbreak
Rick Ross, Deeper Than Rap
Fabolous, Loso’s Way
Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3
Ludacris, Battle of the Sexes
B.O.B., The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Drake, Thank Me Later
Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
Lupe Fiasco, L.A.S.E.R.S.
Bad Meets Evil, Hell: The Sequel
Jay-Z & Kanye West, Watch The Throne
Game, The R.E.D. Album
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV
J. Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story
Mac Miller, Blue Side Park
Drake, Take Care
Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nas, Life Is Good
Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story
A$ AP Rocky, LONG.LIVE.A$ AP
(AllHipHop News) A$ AP F3RG from the A$ AP Mob recently sat down with Sway from Sirius/XM’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show.
Since being featured on A$ AP Mob mixtapes and countless singles of his own, A$ AP F3RG has quickly emerged as one of the A$ AP Mob’s strong suits over the last year.
A$ AP F3RG has been tied into the rap game for some time, because his father had a well-known t-shirt and logo designing business that acquired clients like P Diddy and others, who needed logos for their label.
On the “Sway in the Morning” show, hosts Sway and Heather B spoke with A$ AP F3RG about the definition of a ‘”trap lord” and what it means to him.
“Ay trap lord is the trill rap lord. Like like Robin Hood of the hood. It’s basically like you trappin, but you got the lord on you conscious,” A$ AP F3RG explained on Sirius/XM’s Sway in the Morning. ”Basically like gangster disciples.”
“Pac was a trap lord. Pac had a lil thug in him, thuggish ruggish – you know, but he still had the Lord on his mind. DMX was a trap lord,” A$ AP F3RG said. “It’s not even about a music thing, it’s a culture thing, it’s what you come from. Not just rapper, just anybody. You can be a Trap Lord and be from the suburbs, it’s just that little self inside your self.”
When asked by Sway if he felt that President Obama was a trap lord, A$ AP said “definitely,” elaborating that a “trap lord” doesn’t necessarily mean an individual is selling drugs.
“We need to applaud for the that, President Obama is a trap lord definitely because if you come from where I come from then you know ‘trapping’ is not just selling drugs. I never sold drugs a day in my life, but trappin is trapping is whatever you got,” A$ AP F3RG told Sway. “You could be trapping music, some people sell music on the street, CD’s and stuff like that. Trapping could be t-shirts, trapping could be selling fake Rolex’s, whatever to get by. Its all wrong, its like the black market, but you know you need to go back and put food on your table at home.”
No word on when A$ AP F3RG’s solo mixtape will be released, but fans of A$ AP F3RG can check his music on the A$ AP Mob mixtape called “Lord$ Never Worry” via LiveMixtapes.
He will also be on A$ AP Rocky’s upcoming debut solo project called LONG.LIVE A$ AP, where F3RG is showcased on the track “Ghetto Symphony,” which also features Maybach Music Group’s Gunplay.
As far as I can see, A$ AP Rocky certainly does not have a care in the world! The Harlem rapper just released his new video for his hit single, “F*ckin’ Problem”, featuring Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and 2Chainz, and honestly, I’m writing this post because I just wanted a reason to post the video!
Although the track has been out for a while, the video definitely refreshes the song a little bit for me and reminds me of why I liked it so much in the first place. Check out A$ AP’s video for “Fuckin’ Problem” below:
Long.Live.A$ AP is set for release on January 15 of next year.
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Whoooooaaaa!!! Now, the word on the street is that this is a real life beef. Now, you know these dudes don’t like each other at all, but guns bussin? Wow. Anyway, the word out there – actually all over the net – is that Space Ghost Purp was arrested in a fracas that involved members of A$ SP Rocky’s Crew. I don’t think A$ AP was involved at all. Nevertheless, the streets say this is about to get serious faster than the Flash if somebody doesn’t step in to quell the beef. Anyway, yeah…that’s cray! Meanwhile A$ AP has wrapped up his album and this is further promotion.
But my sources tell me that Space Ghost may have just been apprehended and not formally charged with anything. Stay tuned!
Here is the pic of him getting knocked by the cops:
Man, these cats need the real Space Ghost to step in.
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FLICKS/RECAP: Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK and Matisyahu Bring Hip-Hop To NYC’s Inaugural Catalpa Festival
Over the weekend, New York City’s Randall’s Island was home to the inaugural two-day Catalpa Music Festival, headlined by The Black Keys and Snoop Dogg. The bill was packed with a slew of other performers representing a number of musical genres like A$ AP Rocky, TV On the Radio, AraabMUZIK, Girl Talk, Matisyahu, Matt & Kim, The Dirty Heads, and many more.
While Saturday (July 28) played host to a more Rock-centric day, Sunday (July 29) had the Hip-Hop edge, beginning with vocalist and beatboxer Matisyahu, who blazed through a number of tracks off his newly released album Spark Seeker, and of course, played his biggest and most well-known hits like “One Day” and “King Without A Crown.”
The crowd warmly embraced Matisyahu, whose blend of Reggae, Rock, Hip-Hop, and beatboxing unified perfectly on stage to create a truly unique sound that was a welcome addition for one of the festival’s afternoon highlights.
AraabMUZIK, whose performance is truly something to behold, made his way to his setup on stage without saying a word and proceeded to let his fingers do the “talking” for 60 minutes straight. The producer and DJ blasted through Hip-Hop and Electronic beats while simultaneously creating his own Dubstep tracks in front of a crowd of 5,000 mesmerized on-lookers.
With the sun setting, A$ AP Rocky and his A$ AP Mob hit the stage. After letting members Ferg, Twelvy, and Ant perform verses from their own songs to warm the crowd up, Rocky hit the stage to the group’s new single “Bath Salt” and proceeded to rattle off verses from a number of his songs like “Pretty Flacko” and “Thuggin Noise.” Rocky then demanded a mic stand, and for the “f*cking lights to turn purple” as he went into ”Wassup” and “Purple Swag” from LiveLoveA$ AP.
“We don’t think about what we’re doing; we’re just subconsciously talented,” Rocky exclaimed to the swarm of fans who were watching him and his crew. The set continued with “Goldie,” the AraabMUZIK-assisted “Street Knock”, “Hands On the Wheel”, and “Peso”, the closing song of Rocky’s set.
Snoop’s headlining set began with hits such as “Next Episode,” “187″ and “Ain’t Nuthing But A G Thang.” Snoop then proceeded to get into the album that he was being paid to play in its entirety, Doggystyle. With Lady of Rage, Kurupt, and members of Tha Dogg Pound on stage ready to rock with their man, Snoop stuck to his word and performed “Murder Was the Case”, “Serial Killa”, “What’s My Name”, “Ain’t No Fun”, “Gin and Juice”, and all the rest of his iconic album’s nearly 20 tracks.
Check out some pictures from the Catalpa Music Festival below:
Images by Michael B. Lawson for AllHipHop.com
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(AllHipHop News) A$ AP Rocky has announced cities, dates, and supporting acts for his upcoming “LongLiveA$ AP” tour which will last from September until late November.
A$ AP Rocky’s three-month long tour, which also includes Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q, will hit 41 cities and officially kick off on September 21 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Over the course of the tour, the Harlem rapper and company will visit U.S. cities like Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Miami, with the finale show set for November 18 at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory.
Before the “LongLiveA$ AP” tour begins, however, A$ AP Rocky will perform at New York City’s Catalpa Music Festival this weekend in August as part of the forthcoming “Rock the Bells” festival.
Check out a full list of cities and dates below:
09/21 Providence, RI – Lupos
09/22 Burlington, VT – UVM – Ballroom
09/23 New Haven, CT – Toads Place
09/25 Norfolk, VA – Norva Theater
09/26 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/28 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/29 Springfield, MA – Massmutual Center
10/03 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/04 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/05 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/07 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
10/09 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
10/11 Chicago, IL – Congress
10/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/13 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/14 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
10/15 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex – Rockwell
10/19 Pullman, WA – Washington State U
10/20 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue
10/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodu
10/22 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10/26 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/28 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
10/31 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/02 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/03 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/04 Houston, TX – Verizon
11/06 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/08 Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami
11/09 Orlando, FL – Beachium
11/10 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
11/11 Tallahassee, FL – Potbelly’s
11/13 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/14 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/15 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/16 Richmond, VA – National
11/18 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
For tickets and more information, visit Ticketmaster.com.