The 5s of A$AP Rocky!
One of today’s hit rappers from Harlem, NYC, is coming to Manila. Here are some deets that you should not miss about A$AP Rocky before he graces us with his presence in Xylo this April 4!
Who Is A$AP Rocky?
Rakim Mayer, also known as A$AP Rocky, is a 30 year-old rapper who grew up in Harlem, New York City and has started rapping at the age of 9. He is not only a talented rapper, but also a songwriter, record producer, actor and fashion icon. Fun fact: his and his sister’s names (Erika B. Mayer) were actually inspired by rap duo Erika B & Rakim – must have been fate that now he’s a rapper too!
He Has Won More Than 5 Awards and Had 28 Nominations
A$AP Rocky’s first song, Purple Swag, became an instant hit and street anthem in NYC. Also, his two albums, Long Live A$AP and At Long Last A$AP, consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 while his song FVckin Problems won Best Collaboration in the 2013 BET Awards. This multi-talented artist has had multiple nominations from the Teen Choice Award and VMAs to the GRAMMYs and World Music Awards! A few of his most popular songs include L$D, Wild For The Night, and Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye.
He is a Pescetarian
Based on his mood or on the day, Rakim only eats vegetables and occasionally eats fish. He mentioned in one of his interviews that when he saw a documentary on how chickens were tortured before they were killed and how much steroids were put into them, he started adopting the pescetarian diet. He is also very serious about his commitment to it.
He Has a Knack for Dating Co-Rappers or Supermodels
A$AP Rocky is a notorious boo when it comes to the dating scene. He is not a playboy but he sure knows what he wants. He has dated the likes of rapper Iggy Azalea and supermodels Chanel Iman and Kendall Jenner, as many other girls have been linked to him. Even our bad gal Riri was once rumored to be dating famous young rapper A$AP!
He Is Your Ordinary Guy With His Interesting Hobbies
Just like you and me, A$AP Rocky is a huge Potterhead! He even compared fashion to the wand selection process in Harry Potter, saying the wands choose their owners as fashion also chooses the wearer. Speaking of fashion, one hobby of his is shopping! He said that girls adore him because he has good taste and a sense of style (and who can disagree to that?!) Lastly, he loves to produce videos and do some editing. Videography has sparked his interest and he also knows how to create his own content. He even has an alias for his mini projects: Lord Flacko.
Now that you know this cool guy, prepare to party to his hits!
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