A$AP Rocky

Born 3 October 1988.
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A$AP Rocky - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlights

Highlights of A$AP Rocky's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2013

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Biography

Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name, ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper from Harlem, New York City. He is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. ASAP, in 2011 to critical acclaim. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment. He subsequently recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. ASAP, which was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

Rocky has also directed music videos for himself, Danny Brown and other ASAP Mob members. He is also a noted record producer, producing under the pseudonym Lord Flacko.

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  1. Review of Long.Live.A$AP

    Long.Live.A$AP 2013

    Reviewed by Paul Lester
    Debut album proper from the hyped New York rapper doesn't quite deliver.
  2. Review of LiveLoveA$AP

    LiveLoveA$AP 2011

    Reviewed by Ele Beattie
    The hottest mixtape of the year – but can Rocky take his rhymes into the mainstream?