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ASAP Rocky – “Riot Rave” (Feat Baauer) Video & “Unicorns”

One of the highlights of A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP was the Skrillex feature "Wild For The Night," and Rocky's new Gessafelstein collab "In Distress" ain't half bad either. So I was hoping "Riot Rave," Rocky's new video with Baauer, would be another example of prime party-time PMF EDM. Alas, it seems to be a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2014

A$AP Rocky – “In Distress” (Feat. Gesaffelstein)

The soundtrack to the forthcoming big-deal movie Divergent has already produced a few fascinating songs, like M83's soaring "I Need You" and Pia Mia's Chance The Rapper/Clams Casino collab "Fight For You." But the most intriguing song on the soundtrack-album tracklist was always going to be "In Distress," which unites A$AP Rocky… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2014

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

Schoolboy Q's greatest rapping partner, it turns out, may not be any of the members of his Black Hippy crew; it may, in fact, be A$AP Rocky. Q got one of his first big looks when he delivered a scene-stealing guest verse on Rocky's LiveLoveA$AP highlight "Brand New Guy," and his biggest hit might… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014

Divergent Soundtrack Pairs Tame Impala & Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Gesaffelstein

Following in the footsteps of Twilight and The Hunger Games, Divergent is the next teen blockbuster to have a stacked soundtrack featuring a bunch of indie favorites. There are new songs from M83 and Ellie Goulding, an A$AP Rocky and Gesaffelstein collab, and a Clams Casino-produced track from Pia Mia featuring Chance The… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2014

Watch A$AP Rocky Play Football With Models In A DKNY Ad

Before scoring his internet-rap breakthrough, A$AP Rocky worked as a model. And in a new DKNY commercial, Rocky returns to his model roots, playing football with supermodels Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, and Eliza Cummings in busy Times Square traffic while his track "Fashion Killa" plays. Rocky's barely in the ad at all, but he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2014

Watch A Fan Plummet From Stage Tower At A$AP Rocky’s New Year’s Eve Concert

On New Years Eve, A$AP Rocky was playing his headlining set at the Origin Festival in Perth, Australia when a fan climbed a lighting rig near the stage. As Rocky stopped the show, urging someone to help the fan, the guy dropped, falling all the way to the ground. Wiz Khalifa's DJ caught the fall… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014

The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or if) her oft-delayed debut album will ever be released. It's frustrating to see a young artist prioritize petty feuds over making music, and it's especially frustrating because I like Azealia'… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2013

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013

Kid Writes A+ Fan Letter To A$AP Rocky

So Graceson is a kid in North Carolina who sent a fan letter to A$AP Rocky, except he somehow accidentally sent it to the streetwear company Mishka, where a staffer naturally posted it on Instagram, as Vice points out. It should be a life goal for all of us to get a fan letter… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2013

Justin Timberlake – “TKO (Black Friday Remix)” (Feat. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Pusha T)

Here's one of the stranger -- and most strangely satisfying -- remixes of the year. Justin Timberlake's "TKO" was originally a workable but underwhelming second-tier 20/20 Experience single -- just your average R&B-inflected dance-pop banger. Now it's a hip-hop posse track on which JT barely features and a trio of top MCs show u… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2013

A$AP Rocky – “Phoenix” Video (Feat. Michael K. Williams)

Michael K. Williams played Omar on The Wire, which will always make him one of the greatest human beings on the planet. He last appeared on Stereogum as the star of MGMT's vivid and surreal "Cool Song No. 2" clip. Now, he's added another music video to his resume. He and model Joan Small… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This past weekend's YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as "live music videos," and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013

A$AP Rocky – “Angels” Video

A$AP Rocky's album Long.Live.A$AP is nearly a year old now, but Rocky's still making videos for his tracks. And since Rocky's videos are generally stylish and murky and fun, that's good news for everyone. The latest video is for the album bonus track "Angels," and Rocky co-directed it himself along with Disclosure collaborator More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013

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

Watch A$AP Ferg & A$AP Rocky Play Arsenio

A$AP Ferg, who slotted on our 40 Best Bands Of 2013 list, made his late night television debut last night when he appeared on the newly re-upped Arsenio. Along with with A$AP Mob commander-in-chief A$AP Rocky, he performed "Shabba." While the track was a strong contender for rap song of the summer, this versio… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 1, 2013

A$AP Rocky – “Fashion Killa” Video (Feat. Rihanna)

"Fashion Killa" is a fundamentally silly song; it's the Long.Live.A$AP track where A$AP Rocky spends the entire song rattling off the names of fashion brands. But with that gasping Friendzone beat, it's also a sumptuously pretty piece of work. And now it also has a music video that's both deeply silly and sumptuously pretty. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2013

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Is Now On iTunes

The makers of Grand Theft Auto V have released a three-volume album of the game's original score and soundtrack. With 59 tracks in total, the list of contributing artists is extensive and includes: new songs by Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, Wavves, HEALTH, Tyler, The Creator, and A$AP Rocky; the score by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 24, 2013

Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Video

"Hold On, We're Going Home," the big hit from Drake's new album Nothing Was The Same, is a soft, sensitive new-wave love-ballad. So naturally, the video should culminate in a massive shipping-yard gun battle and a CGI explosion, right? Well, that's what director (and Matrix cinematographer) Bill Pope has done with this grand,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2013

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013