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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could’ve predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess it’s not that surprising, but it certainly guarantees a good show, which is the whole point of the VMAs, anyway. What isn’t the least bit surprising is that Taylor Swift… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Watch Best Coast Perform, A$AP Rocky Do Carpool Karaoke With Rod Stewart On James Corden

To date, the best innovation that James Corden’s Late Late Show has come up with is probably Carpool Karaoke, in which Corden and a famous guest drive around while singing along with songs on the radio. The latest guest is Rod Stewart, a generally charming presence who has a pretty goddam amazing voice when he’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2015 - 8:56 am

A$AP Rocky Admits His Rita Ora Line Was Tasteless

A$AP Rocky is finally sorry. After months of defending his random, misogynistic blow-job potshot at Rita Ora, Rocky told The Guardian that he regrets airing her out on At.Long.Last.A$AP track “Better Things.” Here’s a refresher on those lines: “I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth / Next time I see her might… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 1:35 pm

The Week In Pop: Instead Of Going Big, Kacey Musgraves Goes Home

Chris is out on paternity leave so I’m taking over The Week In Pop for a couple of weeks… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Watch A$AP Rocky Do “L$D” & “Jukebox Joints” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

A few weeks ago, A$AP Rocky released At.Long.Last.A$AP, one of 2015’s great nighttime-driving albums. And last night, he made his first late-night TV appearance to promote it. He made it count. It doesn’t always work when the Roots play backup for rappers on The Tonight Show, since their full-band sound doesn’t always work for electronic,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2015 - 8:38 am

11 Intriguing Appearances On At.Long.Last.A$AP

While the A$AP Mob has always attracted attention for their Tumblr-cultivated iconography (and iconoclasm), they’ve typically been less about chasing or even starting trends than they are about reinventing them. A$AP Rocky’s shown skill and savvy in building on his lifelong hip-hop influences — he was named after Rakim and raised on Dipset — while… More »

By: Nate Patrin / May 27, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Premature Evaluation: A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP

The last voice we hear on At.Long.Last.A$AP, the new A$AP Rocky album, doesn’t belong to Rocky. Instead, it’s a classic Dame Dash-style rant from Rocky’s aesthetic mentor A$AP Yams: “These tackass motherfuckers be all up in the pictures, wearin’ all types of red and green stripes, overaccessorizing out this motherfucker!” Yams wasn’t a rapper or… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 26, 2015 - 5:20 pm

PacSun Pulls A$AP Rocky T-Shirt After Complaints That It Disrespects Veterans

Teen pop-punk T-shirt specialists PacSun have switched gears: The company is now teaming with popular rappers to lock down their cool cachet. You may recall that they sold official Yeezus tour T-shirts back in 2013. However, their latest collaboration backfired this weekend due to the United States Flag Code. PacSun’s “A$AP Worldwide A$AP T-Shirt” i… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 26, 2015 - 3:51 pm

A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Is Out Now, A Week Early

This weekend A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP became the latest high-profile album to leak early, and now Rocky has released the project a week ahead of schedule to combat the leak. The Long.Live.A$AP follow-up was tipped for release at midnight tonight, but it ended up going on sale a few minutes beforehand. You’ve heard “Lord Pretty FlackoMore »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

A$AP Rocky Got LSD From Makonnen At SXSW, Then Had Three Orgies

Ah, the life of a celebrity. In a new interview with New York Post A$AP Rocky recounted his SXSW experience, which involved Makonnen, acid, and three orgies. Rocky previously opened up about his experimentation with psychedelics, and his new single is called “L$D,” so it seems appropriate. Here’s how Rocky described it:

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By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 10:40 am

A$AP Rocky – “Electric Body” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

With A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP just around the corner, tracks are starting trickle out. We’ve already heard the officially released “L$D,” “Everyday,” and “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2,” and now the Schoolboy Q-featuring track “Electric Body” has made its way online. As with most leaks, you’ll have to put up with stupid tags popping up i… More »

By: James Rettig / May 22, 2015 - 6:27 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, but for the most part this week’s best singles aren’t the ideal soundtrack for your cookout. (Speaking of which: We’re still waiting for those BBQ bangers you promised, Kanye.) The songs that struck us this week are mostly serious and/or introspective, and even the loud ones are a better… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Watch A$AP Rocky And Vince Staples In The DOPE Red Band Trailer

A$AP Rocky has a busy summer ahead. He’s releasing his highly-anticipated new album At.Long.Last.A$AP. and has a major role in a movie called DOPE that was co-executive produced by Pharrell Williams and Sean Combs. Today, they’ve released the red band trailer for the movie, which also stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise,… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 11:59 am

A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK

A$AP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.A$AP is only a couple of weeks away from release, but the LP has been shrouded in secrecy ever since we learned of its release. But a tracklist just hit the internet, and it’s pretty fascinating. We’ve heard a few of the tracks that’ll be on it: “Lord Pretty Flacko JodyeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 1:55 pm

A$AP Rocky – “LSD” Video

A$AP Rocky has shared another track from his upcoming sophomore album, At.Long.Last.A$AP. Lil B was the first one to share the song. This is the second track we’ve heard from the record in the past few weeks, following the following the Miguel/Mark Ronson/Rod Stewart team-up “Everyday.” The new track is called “LSD,” and it’s a… More »

By: James Rettig / May 19, 2015 - 10:30 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

A$AP Rocky – “Everyday” (Feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel, & Mark Ronson)

A$AP Rocky debuted a new song just a little while ago at his talk for Red Bull Music Academy, and now the studio version is live. It’s a massive track called “Everyday” that boasts guest appearances from Rod Stewart, Miguel, and Mark Ronson, and it feels very much like the lead single from his upcoming… More »

By: James Rettig / May 7, 2015 - 10:03 pm

Raekwon – “I Got Money” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

For what feels like years, the Wu-Tang legend Raekwon has been promising a new album with the excellent title Fly International Luxurious Art. Next week, the album will come out, and it will feature a roster of guest stars that includes Ghostface Killah, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and a whole mess of others. We’ve already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 9:24 am

Watch A$AP Rocky’s Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

Just a few weeks ago, we watched journalist Hattie Collins interview Danny Brown in Glasgow for the RBMA UK tour, and today you can watch her interview A$AP Rocky at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. At the beginning of this particular lecture, Rocky invites Mos Def up to the stage to talk about their friendshi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 4:35 pm
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