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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 Sues -- I Love Bad Bitches But My Landlord's a Freakin' Problem

A$AP Rocky Sues
I Love Bad Bitches But My Landlord's a Freakin' Problem

A$AP Rocky is refusing to pay his old landlord a dime for "damage" done to his Soho apartment ... because he says the landlord owes HIM dough, and should be more grateful. A$AP filed a countersuit… READ MORE >

A$AP Rocky -- We're Flossing and Nobody's Stopping Us (VIDEO)

A$AP Rocky
We're Flossing and Nobody's Stopping Us

A$AP Rocky's not retreating in fear after the Kim K jewelry heist ... he's still proudly flossing. The rapper was leaving Catch in WeHo Wednesday night when we asked about hooking up his homie,… READ MORE >

- 61 days ago
A$AP Rocky -- Helps Bling Out Lil Uzi Vert ... $100k Chain is Epic!! (VIDEOS)

A$AP Rocky
Helps Bling Out Lil Uzi Vert $100k Chain is Epic!!

A$AP Rocky just hooked up the homie Lil Uzi Vert with a chain for the ages ... that even looks like the up-and-coming rapper. Uzi's chain is made up of 10,000 diamonds and gems --… READ MORE >

- 62 days ago
A$AP Rocky Sued -- You Demolished the Crib I Leased You!!!

A$AP Rocky Sued
You Demolished the Crib I Leased You!!!

A$AP Rocky allegedly left a NYC apartment he rented in ruins, and now he faces a massive lawsuit. A$AP informed the landlord he was making some alterations to the unit and agreed to restore it… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
A$AP Rocky -- Plays Ref in All-Out Brawl ... at Fashion Week?!! (VIDEOS)

A$AP Rocky
Plays Ref in Brawl ... at Fashion Week?!!

A$AP Rocky tried but failed to break up a fist fight involving his famous stylist Ian Connor.  The slugfest went down in Paris during Fashion Week -- of all things -- and Connor… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
A$AP Rocky Ambushed in Hotel Elevator ... Say Cops & Witnesses

A$AP Rocky
Ambushed in Hotel Elevator ... Say Cops & Witnesses

A$AP Rocky got jumped by a bunch of guys in a dispute over an elevator ride in New Zealand ... TMZ has learned. According to sources way down under ... A$AP was at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland… READ MORE >

- 286 days ago
Rapper Joey Bada$$ -- Brawls Outside Kanye's Show ... Don't Call Me A$AP Rocky, Bruh! (VIDEO)

Rapper Joey Bada$$
Brawls at Kanye's Show ... Don't Call Me A$AP Rocky, Bruh!

If you're not down with Joey Bada$$ you might get smacked the hell up ... like the photog outside Madison Square Garden who thought the rapper was A$AP Rocky. Joey, part of the Pro Era crew,… READ MORE >

- 298 days ago
Kanye West -- Fresh for Less ... The New Yeezy Motto (VIDEO)

Kanye West
Fresh for Less ... The New Yeezy Motto

Kanye West is all over the place on picking a name for his new album, but he's nailed down his future plans for his fashion biz ... and it's awesome for you. We got Kanye in NYC where he's… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Kylie Jenner & A$AP Rocky -- Dinner Date with a Serving of Side-Eye (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Kylie Jenner & A$AP Rocky
Dinner Date with Hefty Serving of Side-Eye

Kylie Jenner and Tyga are sticking to their plan of giving each other some space -- and Kylie used hers to hang with A$AP Rocky at Art Basel on Friday night. Kylie and A$AP did… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
Kylie Jenner -- I Need to Start Dating A$AP

Kylie Jenner
I Need to Start Dating A$AP

Kylie Jenner was flying solo Friday night -- no Tyga in sight -- but she may not have left solo. The freshly-single 18-year-old partied at Hyde on the Sunset Strip in WeHo until 2 AM.… READ MORE >

- 381 days ago

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