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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 Sued By Fan at Backbreaking Concert

A$AP Rocky
Sued By Fan at Backbreaking Concert

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Rod Stewart -- Epic Sing-A-Long With A$AP Rocky (Video)

Rod Stewart
Epic Sing-A-Long With A$AP Rocky (Video)

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2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky
Mile High Our 4/20 Made Your 4/20 Its Bitch

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- 134 days ago
A$AP Rocky -- Slapee Now Slap Happy? Concert Assault Case Settled

A$AP Rocky
Slapee Now Slap Happy? Concert Assault Case Settled

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- 136 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- My A$AP Rocky Tattoo Has Gotta Go, ASAP!!!

Iggy Azalea
My A$AP Rocky Tattoo Has Gotta Go, ASAP!

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- 273 days ago
A$AP Rocky Lawsuit -- So My Shows Get Rowdy ... Quit Whining About a Little Slap

A$AP Rocky
So My Shows Get Rowdy ... Quit Whining About a Little Slap

A$AP Rocky claims he never laid a finger on the ex-fan who's accusing him of smacking her up at a concert -- instead, he's hinting she might have been roughed up by other fans ... and should… READ MORE >

- 336 days ago
A$AP Rocky -- He Slapped Me, Now I'm Slapping His Wallet ... Says Concertgoer

A$AP Rocky
He Slapped Me, Now I'm Slapping His Wallet ... Says Concertgoer

A$AP Rocky allegedly slapped a female fan during a Philadelphia music festival ... and now she's dragging him into court with a lawsuit. Lisamarie Wade claims the rapper hauled off and smacked her… READ MORE >

- 407 days ago
A$AP Rocky -- Avoids Charges For Bitch Slap, At Least For Now ...

A$AP Rocky
Avoids Charges For Bitch Slap At Least For Now ...

A$AP Rocky is dodging charges for bitch slapping a female fan, and it's because nobody can nail down the dude's whereabouts to serve him ... TMZ has learned.We broke the story ... Lisa Wade claims… READ MORE >

- 685 days ago
A$AP Rocky -- 86'd From Concert for Allegedly Slapping Fan

A$AP Rocky
86'd from Concert Over Fan Slapping Allegation

A$AP Rocky won't be getting wild for the night at a music festival in Canada -- the event organizers just canned the rapper over his alleged fan-slapping ways. TMZ broke the story -- A$AP was… READ MORE >

- 719 days ago
A$AP Rocky Fan: 'He Slapped The HELL Outta Me!'

A$AP Rocky Fan
'He Slapped The HELL Outta Me!'

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- 726 days ago

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