ASAP Rocky (Rakim Mayers) was born on 3 October, 1988 in Harlem, New York, NY, is an American rapper, singer record producer and music video director from New York. Discover ASAP Rocky’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 32 years old?
|Popular As||Rakim Mayers|
|Occupation||Rapper,singer,songwriter,record producer,actor,model,music video director|
|Age||32 years old|
|Born||3 October 1988|
|Birthplace||Harlem, New York, NY|
Asap Rocky Biography
Rakim Mayers, popularly known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper and songwriter. He adopted the stage name ASAP Rocky after joining the hip-hop group ‘A$AP Mob’. He is named after the hip-hop artist Rakim who is one-half of the Eric B. & Rakim duo.
Rising from a poor boy living in a crime infested neighbourhood to an international rapper, Rocky has come a long way. He had a tough childhood where he often sought shelter in camps with his mother and sister. The untimely demise of his elder brother pushed him to work hard on his music and finally gain recognition for his rapping skills. His first single ‘Peso’ leaked online and managed to receive a spot on the Hot 97 New York radio station. His second album, ‘At. Long. Last. A$AP’ went on to top the Billboard charts.
Apart from his music, Rocky is also known for his unique sense of style, brawls, and rumoured link-ups with several popular female celebrities.
Asap Rocky Age
Rakim Mayers was born on October 3, 1988, in Harlem, New York City. His father was a Barbadian while his mother is African-American. He has an older sister named Erika B. Mayers.
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Asap Rocky Height, Weight
ASAP Rocky is a very handsome rapper with an average height of 5 ft 10 in and a balanced weight of around 74 kg. He has got a very charming smile with black hair and dark brown eyes. He fits in 10, 5 (US) or 45 (EU), or 10 (UK) shoe size. His body build is Slim.
Asap Rocky Career
ASAP Rocky has been rapping since childhood owing to the influence of his elder brother. In 2007, he became a part of the Harlem based group ‘ASAP Mob’ after which he took on the moniker ‘ASAP’.
His first single ‘Purple Swag’, came out in July 2011, and made him a rap sensation as it gained tremendous popularity in New York City.
In August 2011, his single ‘Peso’ was leaked online and within a short span of time made a spot for itself on the high-profile Hot 97 New York radio station. However, the tremendous success of ‘Purple Swag’ had already got him noticed by record labels. He came out with the mixtape ‘Live. Love. A$AP’ before signing a $3 million worth deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music. With the deal he also started the label ‘A$AP Worldwide’.
ASAP Rocky performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July 2012. Later that year, he performed as a guest rap on Rihanna’s ‘Cockiness (Love It)’ at the MTV Video Music Awards.
In January 2013, he released his solo album ‘Long Live Asap’, which not only sold 3 million copies in the US but also went on to take the eighth spot on the Billboard 100 chart. The album included several popular names such as Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, 2 Chainz, Florence Welch, A$AP Ferg, and Santigold.
Rocky launched his own clothing line ‘A$AP’ in 2013 and also collaborated with designer Raf Simons. In 2014, he announced his official contract for worldwide representation with William Morris Endeavor.
He played a short cameo in the comedy drama ‘Dope’ that released in 2014. The film went on to showcase at the Sundance Film Festival the following year and was released in movie theatres in June 12.
ASAP Rocky released the short album ‘Flacko Jodye Season’ on the eve of his 26th birthday. The album included additional vocals by rapper Juicy J.
His second album, ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’, came out in May 2015. The album was supposed to release a few weeks before the actual date but due to an online leak, Rocky had to bring the release date forward by a week. This time he worked with Kanye West, Mark Ronson, MIA, and Future. He also worked the famous rocker ‘Rod Stewart’ on the single ‘Everyday’.
’At. Long. Last. A$AP’ released to mixed reviews but still managed to debut on the top of Billboard 200. The album sold 116,000 copies in the US and 11,000 copies in Canada making it his second consecutive successful album.
In 2016, Rocky collaborated with fashion brand, Guess, and revived the brands ’90s clothing that he wore growing up and called it GUE$$.
Later that year, he worked on a track composed by Alicia Keys ‘Blended Family (What You Do for Love)’, for her album ‘Here’.
The following year he featured in the two tracks ‘Summer Bummer’ and ‘Groupie Love’ of Lana Del Rey’s album ‘Lust For Life’.
In May 2018, Rocky released his album ‘Testing’ which was well received by the critics and his fans. The album went on to take the number four spot on the US Billboard 200 in the first week itself before eventually tumbling out of the charts.
Asap Rocky Personal life
There is little information about ASAP Rocky’s relationship with women. Rakim once said that he liked blondes and the women who are not inferior to men, such as Rihanna or Madonna.
For a year, the rapper dated a colleague, Iggy Azalea. Moreover, XXL magazine stated that Iggy and ASAP got acquainted thanks to journalists and fans, while the performers did not comment on it. Nevertheless, their relationships were, apparently, so strong that the young woman tattooed on her body the title of her beloved’s first mixtape Live.Love.A$AP.
Later, when the couple broke up, only the first two words remained on the singer’s hand. The American press wrote about ASAP Rocky’s love affairs with Lana Del Rey and Kendall Jenner.
I-D magazine quoted ASAP as saying that, while composing music, he looked for inspiration using psychedelic drugs and lived according to the principle “Girls, drugs, money.” When the rapper imagines the end of his career, he says about a stadium filled with thousands of fans who listen to his songs in a belladonic haze. It was not specified whether Rakim was serious during this interview or not.
The handsome singer is often invited to participate in fashion shoots. So, ASAP became the representative of Dior and a Calvin Klein model. He took part in a photo shoot together with the other members of the group A$AP Mob inside an empty barn. Highsnobiety ranked Rocky No.2 on the list of The Most Influential Person of 2017 for the impeccable sense of style. The rapper outstripped even the famous style hunter, Kanye West.
In 2016, Rakim became interested in design, but he does not seek to create his own collections. So far he only cooperates with Guess Jeans and Under Armor. According to the musician, designer ASAP Rocky is the same as rapper Alexander Wong.
Rocky’s Instagram account cannot boast rich content. There are a few dozen photos and amusing freestyle videos. The musician lives in the Soho apartment or Los Angeles. The singer is not nostalgic about Harlem, he only misses the days when he had fun with his peers of different nationalities, and therefore often watches Larry Clark’s film Kids.
Most hip-hop fans would be excited to know about Rocky’s love life. Is he married? Does he have children? The American rapper is not married and does not have any kids, but has dated a list of celebrities in his life. He dated Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for a year before calling it quits. The duo began their relationship in June 2011 and appeared to enjoy their quality time together. Azalea even got a tattoo dedicated to her lover, but later scrubbed past of it off in 2013, after their separation in July 2012.
In November 2012, Rocky moved on to Victoria Secret model Chanel Iman and was engaged in 2014. The relationship had few issues, and the duo called it off six months after the engagement. The American rapper later dated model Tahiry Jose (2014-2017). He also spent part of his life with television personality and fashion model Kendall Jenner, and Italian model Tina Kunakey. Rumours surfaced of him dating French porn actress Sophie Brussaux (Rosee Divine), but both denied the claims. Sophie is the mother of Drake’s son, Adonis.
At 30, the stakes are probably high for ASAP Rocky to elevate his hip-hop music career to higher grounds. He is a young artist who has all it takes to prosper and reach the elites in the music industry. His transformation from a humble and poor background to luxurious lifestyle is a perfect example of the fruits of dedication and hard work in life. His success story and ASAP Rocky net worth are a great inspiration to the youth worldwide.
Asap Rocky Arrest
A$AP Rocky was arrested in 2012 after attacking a man in a clothing store in New York as well as two members of the paparazzi who filmed the incident. He was later charged with assault and robbery because he tried to snatch the photographers’ cameras. His charges were later changed to the lesser crime of attempted grand larceny and the assault charge was dropped.
ASAP Rocky Net Worth
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