ASAP Rocky, or sometimes referred to as A$AP Rocky, was born as Rakim Mayers. In 1988, ASAP Rocky was born in New York City. He is part of the hip hop group A$AP Mob and is one of the most popular rappers in America. He is considered one of the pioneers of cloud rap but has changed his musical direction. Today, his rap songs are a lot more pop and trap.
ASAP Rocky began to learn how to rap at a very young age from his brother. However, his brother was killed in Harlem and that inspired ASAP Rock to take rapping more seriously. He was homeless and moving between many homeless shelters before he became famous. Read More ...
Live. Love. ASAP was available as a free download in October 2011 and was hailed by critics and fans alike. It received positive reviews from many of the biggest music magazine names including Allmusic and Pitchfork. The mixtape shocked the world with its new fuzzy sound because this was one of the first cloud rap that reached mainstream ears. This mixtape made several top ten album lists in 2011. It helped him get signed with a record label.
Since then, his releases have continued to become massive sellers and he has become one of the most adored rappers. His albums have reached the number one spot on the Billboard chart and have been certified gold by the RIAA. He has been featured in many other popular artists’ music like Selena Gomez and Lana Del Rey. ASAP Rocky has developed his talents into many fields too. He has now directed music videos famous rappers like Danny Brown, produced music for other rappers and acted in an indie comedy movie called Dope.