4 Things you didn't know about ASAP Rocky
For today's rap fans, it's hard to imagine the industry without A$AP Mob ― especially A$AP Rocky's cultural influence.
After joining the collective in 2007, it wasn't long before Rocky took off, and today he's a household name even if you aren't a rap fan. Beyond his billboard-worthy music drops, he's developed a reputation as a true streetwear aficionado, majorly influencing the fashion game and serving plenty of leather looks along the way.
Dive deeper with us and scroll for 4 things you didn't know about A$AP Rocky.
1. He's an OG New Yorker
Born in Harlem in the late '80s, Rocky is the definition of a true New Yorker. His birthplace would soon become the home base for A$AP Mob and its diverse collection of rappers, producers, directors, designers and more ― including his own cousin A$AP Nast.
2. He's been rapping since childhood
Rocky started his music career by spitting lines at the young age of 9, inspired by his older brother who also inspired the rapper's signature hair twist look. After his brother's untimely death, Rocky was inspired to take rapping more seriously.
3. His first major hit was leaked
Surprisingly, Rocky's first taste of viral fame was unintentional ― his classic single "Peso" was leaked online in 2011, and within weeks was receiving airtime on high-profile New York radio stations. Shortly after, his debut album "Live. Love. A$AP" earned him a multimillion record deal, and the rest is history.
4. His style is unmatched
Rocky's interests extend far beyond rap, he's also curated a distinct personal style on the cutting-edge of premium streetwear. Always on the forefront of trends, he rocks plenty of leather pieces from elite labels, and his look even got him featured as a star in Gucci's 2020 Tailoring campaign.
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