Asap Rocky American Rapper from Harlem
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, ASAP Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. ASAP, in 2011. He recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. ASAP, which was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts. The album featured top tracks “Peso”, “Purple Swag: Chapter 2”, “Trilla” and “Fuckin Problems” which featured Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. ASAP Rocky was asked to perform on Drakes Club Paradise Tour that also included rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz.
He began to prep for the release of his debut album Long. Live. ASAP, that would feature production from Clams Casino, Hit-Boy, ASAP Ty Beats, and Joey Fat Beats. He released the first single “Goldie” in April which was produced by Hit Boy and got a little bit of attention. He released the “Lords Never Worry” mixtape with the ASAP Mob collective and released it for free on the internet.
He went on tour after this on a 40 date national spree with acts Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown. His next single “Fkin Problems” which featured Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and 2 Chainz was big and set up the anticipation for the album. He finally releasedhis album at the beginning of 2013, and sold over 130,000 copies in the first week, allowing him to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts.
The album featured Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, Overdoz, Skrillex, Big KRIT, and Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Drake, and many others. He released his next single with Skrillex called “Wild for the Night” which incorporated the dubstep sound and spread ASAP Rocky further into the music scene, bringing him fans of all backgrounds.