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When A$AP Rocky first went viral last year, with the “Purple Swag” and “Peso” videos, he came off like a mesmerizing alien hybrid, an extraterrestrial visiter who’d somehow learned about Earth culture entirely from fashion Tumblrs and Boot Camp Clik videos. And even though he was making music that was, on its most basic level,… More »

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A$AP Yams’ Death Ruled A Drug Overdose

A couple of months ago, the hip-hop community was shaken when A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams, born Steven Rodriguez, died suddenly and tragically. Now, a few more details have emerged. According to a tweet by Jon Caramanica, a New York Times reporter who wrote a profile of Yams in 2013, the Chief Medical Examiner ha… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 19, 2015 - 10:33 pm

R.I.P. ASAP Yams

ASAP Yams, the co-founder and managerial visionary of ASAP Mob, has died. No further details are available at the moment, but several members of ASAP Mob have confirmed his death on social media. He was 26 years old. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 18, 2015 - 9:25 am

A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes” Video

Danny Brown wasn’t thrilled to have his verse removed from “Hella Hoes,” the new A$AP Mob single, and it’s easy to understand why. For one thing, it’s unprofessional to delete a verse without telling the person who made that verse. For another, it’s a fun, splenetic song that would’ve only sounded better with Brown o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Danny Brown’s Pissed He Was Cut From A$AP Mob’s “Hella Hoes”

Last week, Harlem’s A$AP Mob debuted a new track called “Hella Hoes,” and all four of the rappers who appeared on that song (Rocky, Ferg, Nast, Twelvyy), had the A$AP prefix in their names. Apparently, though, one prominent non-A$AP rapper was on a previous version of the song, and the A$AP guys decided to ditch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014 - 8:53 am

A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes”

Back in spring, Harlem’s A$AP Mob crew was planning to release a compilation called L.O.R.D.. For whatever reason, it never happened. But now, we’ve at least got a new posse cut from the crew. On the eerie and jagged new track “Hella Hoes,” the crews two famous members A$APs Rocky and Ferg, team up with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2014 - 10:10 am

A$AP Ant – “See Me” Video

Now that A$AP Mob members Rocky and Ferg are already good and famous, the rest of the crew will get a shot at the spotlight when the release their L.O.R.D. EP compilation later this year. A$AP Nast already got a chance to shine in the Method Man collaboration “Trillmatic,” and now A$AP Ant, the hungry,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 1:29 pm

A$AP Mob – “Trillmatic” (Feat. Method Man) Video

A$AP Rocky is already a star, A$AP Ferg is already a cult hero, and next year, we’ll hear from the rest of the A$AP Mob. The crew’s as-yet-untitled compilation album will be out in a few months, and first single “Trillmatic” is almost entirely a solo showcase for crew member A$AP Nast. But the ’90s-style… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013 - 10:51 am

A$AP Ferg @ Branx, Portland 11/9/13

A$AP Ferg and A$AP Mob’s Turnt x Burnt Tour rolled into Portland club Branx on Saturday, and Stereogum photographer Colin McLaughlin was there to capture the action. From the looks of these photos, it was just as much of a madhouse as when I caught Ferg and his cohorts a week prior in Columbus. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Watch BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 Highlights: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill

Every year, during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the show airs little black-and-white vignettes of people rapping in warehouses — sometimes in crews, sometimes in random-as-fuck thrown-together groupings. In certain circles, these videos, the fabled BET Cyphers, are all anyone talks about the day after the show; the Ace Hood/Juelz Santana/Fabolous/Jadakiss one from 2008 is still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2013 - 9:40 am

A$AP Ferg – “Hood Pope”

Trap Lord, the debut from the A$AP Mob livewire A$AP Ferg, was one of the year’s most anticipated mixtapes, and it’s spawned a few minor hits, so someone figured out that Ferg probably shouldn’t give it away for free. So now Trap Lord is an actual album, and it’ll come out next month. We’ve already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2013 - 9:55 am

A$AP Ferg – “Shabba” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

We’ve been waiting for months for A$AP Ferg, the hard-barking pitbull from A$AP Mob, to release his Trap Lord mixtape, and the thing will finally come out next month. We’ve posted Ferg’s “Work,” as well as his all-star “Work” remix and the “Persian Wine” video. And now he’s linked with his fellow Mob member A$AP… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2013 - 8:46 am

A$AP Ferg – “Work (Remix)” (Feat. Schoolboy Q, French Montana, Trinidad James & A$AP Rocky)

With last year’s blaring, anthemic underground hit “Work,” A$AP Ferg became the first non-Rocky A$AP Mob member to break out. And now he’s lined up an odd crew of famous rappers to appear on the remix, and what’s really interesting is the way recently-minted pop-rap stars French Montana and Trinidad James get just as unhinged… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013 - 10:31 am

A$AP Mob – “Bath Salt” Video (Feat. Flatbush Zombies)

Bath Salt” was the first single we heard from A$AP Mob’s crew mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, our reigning Mixtape Of The Week. And last night, the crew posted the track’s video which features all four of the song’s rappers — A$AP Rocky, Baltimore livewire A$AP Ant, conceptually aligned Brooklyn duo Flatbush Zombies — going nut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2012 - 8:51 am

Download A$AP Mob Lord$ Never Worry Mixtape

At midnight last night, A$AP Rocky’s A$AP Mob crew released Lord$ Never Worry, their long-promised group mixtape. We’d already heard a few early tracks from the tape: “Bath Salt,” “Purple Kisses,” “Work.” The final product has guest appearances from guys like Raekwon, Danny Brown, Jim Jones, Gunplay, and Fat Trel, and production contributions from AraabMuzik,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012 - 9:03 am

A$AP Rocky – “Bath Salt” (Feat. A$AP Ant & Flatbush Zombies)

For a while now, A$AP Rocky has been promising a new compilation album from his A$AP Mob crew. That album is apparently still in the works, and last night, they posted the bloodthirsty first single. It’s called “Bath Salts,” and it brings Rocky and his crew’s Baltimore affiliate A$AP Ant together with Flatbush Zombies, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2012 - 8:53 am