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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 the Best Music Video Director of My Generation

A$AP Rocky
Proclaims Himself ... The Best Director Of My F***ing Generation!!!

A$AP Rocky just declared himself the best music video director of his generation ... humblebrag much? We got the rapper out Monday at LAX, and Rocky kinda jokes -- we think -- about how he… READ MORE >

A$AP Rocky Defends 21 Savage Saying He's From Atlanta

A$AP Rocky To 21 Savage
So What, He Wasn't Born In Atlanta??? 'I F*** With London Boys!'

A$AP Rocky says there's no shame in 21 Savage's true birthplace ... because he's totally down with his brothers from across the pond!!! We got A$AP at LAX Tuesday, and you gotta hear… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
A$AP Rocky Brings Out Drake, Does His Best Travis Scott Impression

A$AP Rocky
Come for the 'Peso' ... Stay for Drake & Travis Scott's Hit!!!

Travis Scott might be in Atlanta prepping for the Super Bowl ... but his music is alive and well in L.A., thanks to A$AP Rocky and Drake.  A$AP played to a sold-out crowd… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Dana White's Son Has Insane 16th Bday with Migos

Dana White
Happy 16th Bday, Son ... Here's Migos and All of Drai's!!!

Dana White's son, Aidan, got a 16th birthday party with as much star power as one of Dad's UFC fights ... and way more stage diving. Aidan had the run of Drai's in Las Vegas -- with a daytime… READ MORE >

- 214 days ago
Kanye West Performs in Concert During NBA All-Star Weekend

Kanye West
Performs During NBA All-Star Weekend

Kanye West was hangin' with Kendall Jenner's ex A$AP Rocky Saturday before performing for NBA All-Star Weekend. Kanye and A$AP were leaving his Calabasas studio Saturday afternoon before the… READ MORE >

- 365 days ago
Kendall Jenner & Blake Griffin Together Twice in Less than a Week!!!

Kendall Jenner & Blake Griffin
Hard to Hide We're Hanging Out

OK, something's up between Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin because they're hanging out for the second time in less than a week. Kendall and Blake grabbed dinner at Craig's… READ MORE >

- 553 days ago
A$AP Rocky Campaigns for Peace Following Scuffle

A$AP Rocky
Give Peace a Chance!

A$AP Rocky would have thrived in the '70s ... he's all about the peace movement. The rapper was leaving Craig's Sunday night in WeHo and we wanted to know -- what the hell happened earlier… READ MORE >

- 602 days ago
A$AP Rocky Involved in Huge Scuffle at BET Awards Party with Kendrick Lamar (UPDATE)

A$AP Rocky
Involved in Huge Scuffle At BET Awards Party

3:40 PM PT -- Sources at 1 OAK tell TMZ that A$AP Rocky was not targeted in Sunday morning's scuffle ... he simply got sucked in as a result of proximity. We're told a fight erupted at a table… READ MORE >

- 603 days ago
A$AP Rocky's Home Hit in Armed Robbery (UPDATE)

A$AP Rocky
Home Hit in Armed Robbery ... More Than $1 Mil Taken

12:10 PM PT -- TMZ has learned the suspects got into the house through an unlocked window and A$AP's sister walked in on them.  A$AP Rocky's crib got rolled Tuesday night by armed robbers… READ MORE >

- 642 days ago
Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Bump into Her Ex-BF, Jordan Clarkson Has Best Response (VIDEO)

Kendall & A$AP Rocky
Hit Same Party as Her Ex ... Jordan Clarkson Claims Victory

Kendall Jenner nearly had a seriously awkward moment when she and A$AP Rocky ended up at the same party as her ex, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson -- except Jordan had the smoothest reaction. The… READ MORE >

- 645 days ago
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