A$AP Rocky

AAP Rocky

AAP Rocky

Rakim Athelaston Mayers, known professionally as ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper and record producer from Manhattan. He is a member of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. In August 2011, Rocky’s single “Peso” was leaked online and within weeks received radio airplay.

Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP later that year to widespread critical acclaim. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment.
His debut studio album Long. Live.

A$AP debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and became certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was preceded by Rocky’s breakout single, “Fuckin’ Problems”, which was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards. In 2015, Rocky released his second album, titled At. Long. Last. A$AP. The album was Rocky’s second consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 and received mostly positive reviews from music critics. The album’s single, “L$D”, was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2016 Grammy Awards.