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

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 »

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 »

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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

Watch A New Trailer For Dope, A$AP Rocky’s Feature Film Debut

We saw a brief trailer for Dope, A$AP Rocky’s feature film debut, when it premiered at Sundance. Now a much longer, more detailed trailer has emerged, and it makes the movie look pretty awesome. The story revolves around Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a straight-A student from Inglewood, California who plays in a punk band and love… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Watch A$AP Rocky Get Into A Fight In A London Bagel Store

During A$AP Rocky’s recent stay in London, someone apparently threw something at his car, which resulted in an altercation that has been preserved through the magic of YouTube. In the video that went online yesterday, Rocky chews out his assailant inside a bagel store, including a threat to “snuff you right now,” before leaving i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2015 - 10:49 am

A$AP Rocky – “M’s”

A$AP Rocky says his new album is coming “seriously soon,” and we’re starting to see indications that it may be so. Over the past few months, we’ve heard a few new Rocky tracks like “Multiply” and “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2.” And now another one has shown up online. This one is called “M’s,” and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Chief Keef Fans Love To Record Themselves Turning Up To “Faneto”

Chief Keef’s biggest hit is undoubtedly “I Don’t Like,” the song that went viral, got a star-studded Kanye West remix, and made Keef a hip-hop household name. But Chicago street blog Kollege Kid (via The Fader) argues that “Faneto,” which first appeared on Keef’s October 2014 mixtape Back From The Dead 2 and is earmarked… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm

A$AP Rocky’s New Album Coming “Seriously Soon,” Features FKA Twigs, Lykke Li, Clams Casino

Like virtually everyone else in music, A$AP Rocky made the trip down to Austin this year to perform at a corporate-sponsored show (Samsung in his case). And while he was there, he talked to Billboard, telling the magazine that his follow-up to 2013’s Long.Live.A$AP is finished and being mastered. He didn’t want to give away… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 9:58 am

Red Bull Music Academy Announces NY Fest With PC Music, Arthur Russell Tribute, FKA Twigs, & More

Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York City for the third year in a row for a month-long series of events. Highlights include FKA Twigs performances that will have “ten dancers, costumes by Alexander McQueen, and spectacular visuals”; a showcase from PC Music and SOPHIE; a two-night tribute to Arthur Russell that will… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015 - 11:04 am

A$AP Rocky – “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2″ Video

At the end of a question-and-answer session on his new Tumblr tonight, A$AP Rocky shared a video for his latest single “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2,” which he dropped at the start of the year. The video is pretty straight-forward, showing Rocky rapping at a party, playing shadow puppets on the side of a building,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 11, 2015 - 12:17 am

Tinashe – “Aquarius” Video

Tinashe turns 22 today and to mark the occasion, R&B’s latest sweetheart dropped a video for the title track of her excellent debut album Aquarius. While the video for “2 On” channeled ’90s dance movies and “Pretend” is a larger-than-life romance drama co-starring A$AP Rocky, “Aquarius” is all Tinashe. She directed the decidedly lo-fi video… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Watch The Trailer For Sundance Movie Dope, Starring A$AP Rocky & Featuring Four New Pharrell Songs

A$AP Rocky has a role in Dope, a new movie debuting at Sundance this month starring Shameik Moore as a ’90s hip-hop kid. Writer-director Rick Famuyiwa says the film is partially inspired by his experiences growing up in Inglewood, California. Dope also features four new songs by Pharrell. See the trailer at EW. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 21, 2015 - 5:20 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 Rocky – “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2″

A$AP Rocky ended the year by sharing a new track called “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2,” which serves as a sequel to a track he released on New Year’s Day three years ago called “Pretty Flacko.” Back then, he only had his debut mixtape to his name; now, he has a studio full-length and a… More »

By: James Rettig / January 2, 2015 - 9:05 am

Watch American Music Awards ’14 Performances From Taylor Swift, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, & More

The American Music Awards are being held in Los Angeles tonight with host Pitbull. Taylor Swift opened up the show with the live debut of her new single “Blank Space.” On Twitter before the show, Swift promised that it was “gonna be crazy. No like, actually crazy.” Judge for yourself. Charli XCX did a medley… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Shy Glizzy – “Awwsome (Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky)

Shy Glizzy is a Washington, D.C. rapper who’s built a serious underground following over the past few years and whose Law 2 tape earned Mixtape Of The Week honors last year. Glizzy’s “Awwsome,” a track from his Young Jefe mixtape, is an underground hit that’s been bubbling for a while, and now a couple of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2014 - 2:37 pm

A$AP Rocky – “Multiply” Video (Feat. Juicy J)

A$AP Rocky debuted his new single “Multiply” tonight, along with a video for it. It’s the first solo track we’ve heard from Flacko since his debut album last year, LONG.LIVE.A$AP, which made him and the A$AP crew into certifiable rap stars. He debuted this song at Coachella earlier this year. It would make sense that… More »

By: James Rettig / October 3, 2014 - 12:21 am

Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Although he entered the spotlight by singing Disclosure’s monster jam “Latch,” Sam Smith has become such an adult contemporary singer lately that it’s kind of crazy to think about a rapper throwing a verse on one of his songs. But that’s what A$AP Rocky has done, lending typically slinky bars to the beginning of Smith’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 5:01 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and with it, the unofficial end of summer. So, in hindsight, what was the Song Of Summer 2014? “Fancy”? It was probably “Fancy.” What else even came close? “Anaconda” arrived too late, “Happy” peaked too early … ” “Rude”? “Problem”? Eh. Feel free to shout out your own Song… More »

By: Stereogum / August 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Tinashe – “Pretend” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Tinashe’s biggest hit so far, the DJ Mustard-produced “2 On,” featured Schoolboy Q, and the rising R&B singer’s latest single from debut album Aquarius features Q’s buddy A$AP Rocky. “Pretend,” built on a gorgeous beat by “Drunk In Love” producer Detail, is a warm, spacious slow jam about suddenly falling into bed with somebody you… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Juicy J – “Scholarship” (Feat. A$AP Rocky) Video

Last year, Juicy J promised to give away a twerking scholarship, and then he gave a girl a $50,000 scholarship for non-twerking reasons. Today, he’s made a video for “Scholarship,” a song about paying strippers’ tuition money. It’s a theme for him! The song features A$AP Rocky, and it comes from last year’s Stay TrippyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Watch A$AP Rocky Join Danny Brown Onstage At Wembley

This past weekend, Eminem played a huge show at London’s Wembley Stadium and brought Dr. Dre with him. As an opening act, Em chose fellow Detroit rap monster Danny Brown. And Brown got his own big spotlight-guest moment. Brown’s set included a guest appearance from A$AP Rocky, which is a good thing, not least because… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014 - 12:26 pm
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