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A$AP Rocky

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American rapper from Harlem, New York City. Rakim is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mix-tape Live. Love. ASAP, in 2011. The success of his mix-tape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment. He subsequently recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. ASAP His father was from Barbados. He also has a younger sister. Mayers was named after the hip hop legend Rakim, one half of the Eric B. & Rakim duo. His cousin is a fellow ASAP Mob member, ASAP Nast. Rocky started rapping at age eight. He learned how to rap from his older brother, who also wore the French braids hairdo that Mayers later adopted. When Mayers was 12 years old, his father went to jail in connection with selling drugs; he died in 2012. When Mayers was 13, his brother was killed in Harlem. The death inspired Rocky to take rapping more seriously.  See full bio on IMDb »

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A$AP Rocky -- 'I'M HIGH AS F**K RIGHT NOW'

A$AP Rocky
'I'M HIGH AS F**K RIGHT NOW'

There are two reasons to watch this video of rapper A$AP Rocky ... 1) He addresses the confrontation between himself and a security guard behind the scenes at the MTV VMAs. 2) He's SOOOOO… READ MORE >

A$AP Rocky -- I.Owe.Squat ... That Guy Attacked ME!

A$AP Rocky
I.Owe.Squat That Guy Attacked Me!

A$AP Rocky might have gone all "Rocky" on some guy in a NY clothing store, but he is adamant that he does not owe the guy a dime ... because the so-called beat down was in self-defense. TMZ broke… READ MORE >

- 807 days ago
Model to A$AP Rocky -- You Hate Red Lipstick 'Cause You Hate Yourself'

Model to A$AP Rocky
You Hate Red Lipstick 'Cause You Hate Yourself!

A$AP Rocky must love white chicks, 'cause he pissed off Black women everywhere -- including model Toccara Jones and rapper Trina -- by saying dark-skinned girls have no biz wearing red… READ MORE >

- 815 days ago
A$AP Rocky Sued -- Rapper Got High and Beat the Crap Outta Me!

A$AP Rocky Sued
Rapper Got High & Beat the Crap Outta Me!

Rapper A$AP Rocky did a bunch of illegal drugs before violently attacking an innocent man in a NY clothing store back in July -- this according to the alleged victim, who's now suing Rocky for… READ MORE >

- 918 days ago
Rapper A$AP Rocky Pleads Guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny

A$AP Rocky
PLEAD$ GUILTY to Attempted Grand Larceny

Rapper A$AP Rocky just pled guilty to attempted grand larceny in connection with a brawl that took place back in July in NYC -- between the rapper and two amateur photogs.TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 937 days ago
Rapper A$AP Rocky Pleads Not Guilty After Photog Brawl

Rapper A$AP Rocky
Pleads Not Guilty After Photog Brawl

Rapper A$AP Rocky insists he didn't try to rob the photogs who snapped pics of him last week -- pleading "not guilty" to 2nd degree robbery in NYC.TMZ broke the story ... Rocky, real name Rakim… READ MORE >

- 1079 days ago
A$AP Rocky -- Rapper Gets Cuffed and Stuffed [PHOTOS]

Rapper A$AP Rocky
Cuffed & Stuffed [PHOTOS]

Rapper A$AP Rocky found himself in handcuffs PDQ after NYPD officers arrived on the scene of his street brawl ... and TMZ has the photos.As TMZ first reported ... AR was busted after he got into a… READ MORE >

- 1080 days ago
Rapper A$AP Rocky -- Arrested After Brawl with Photogs

A$AP Rocky
Rapper BU$TED for Brawl with Photogs

Rapper A$AP Rocky was taken into NYPD custody tonight after he allegedly put the smackdown on 2 guys who took pics of him ... TMZ has learned.According to law enforcement sources ... A$AP Rocky,… READ MORE >

- 1082 days ago

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