A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Athelaston Mayers in 1988, is a rapper, songwriter, and actor from Harlem, New York. He rose to prominence in the early 2010s with his unique blend of hip-hop, fashion, and art. Rocky has since become one of the most influential figures in contemporary rap, known for his fashion-forward style and genre-bending music.
Early in his career, A$AP Rocky became known for his distinctive sound and fashion sense, drawing from various musical and cultural influences. His first mixtape, “Live.Love.A$AP,” was released in 2011 and quickly garnered critical acclaim. His debut album, “Long.Live.A$AP,” followed in 2013 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
In addition to his music career, A$AP Rocky has become a style icon, known for his unique blend of high-end and streetwear fashion. He has collaborated with numerous fashion brands, including Guess, GUESS Originals, and Calvin Klein. In 2019, he launched his own clothing line, AWGE.
Despite his success, A$AP Rocky has also faced legal troubles throughout his career. In 2019, he was arrested in Sweden on assault charges, leading to an international campaign to #FreeRocky. He was eventually found guilty but was not sentenced to additional jail time.
Throughout his career, A$AP Rocky has also been known for his collaborations with other musicians, including Tyler, the Creator, Rihanna, and Lana Del Rey. He has also ventured into acting, appearing in films like “Dope” and “Monster.”
A$AP Rocky’s most recent album, “Testing,” was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. He has since released several singles and collaborations, including “Babushka Boi” and “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” with Skepta.