Reading + Leeds - 2013, A$AP Rocky

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23 Aug 2013
BBC Radio 1 / NME Stage , Reading

24 Aug 2013
BBC Radio 1 / NME Stage , Leeds

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Being named Rakim after one half of hip hop legends Eric B & Rakim was always going to be a good omen for Rakim Mayers, known to us as A$AP Rocky.

Raised in Harlem, Rocky started rapping aged 8 after admiring The Diplomats, Mobb Deep and Run DMC. Claiming he is going to bring back hip hop, the hype circulating around him led to an incredible $3 million record deal two whole years before debut album Long. Live. A$AP was released. Featuring an all-star cast including Florence Welch, Skrillex and 2 Chainz, singles Goldie and Wild For the Night have gone on to recieve round the clock airplay.

After a fierce performance at Radio 1's Future Festival earlier this year, A$AP is sure to shine on the Reading & Leeds stage.

Set List on BBC Radio 1 / NME Stage on 23 Aug 2013 at Reading

  • Long Live A$AP
  • Wassup
  • Angels
  • Wild For The Night
  • PMW
  • Purple Swag
  • Goldie
  • Hands On The Wheel
  • Peso
  • Shabba
  • Work
  • F**Kin' Problems

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