ASAP Rocky belongs to the 2011 breakout moderator class, although he started rapping in 2007. In the meantime, however, he has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the rap game. Asap is a songwriter, rapper, director and record producer. He joins forces with the likes of Mac Miller to demonstrate his penchant for using alter egos by producing his records under the pseudonym Lord Flacko.
All of ASAP’s projects since he entered the scene have been critically acclaimed. Two of these albums also made it to the first place of the Billboard 200. In his music career, he has also signed several lucrative contracts with high profile record companies such as RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment.
ASAP Rocky – Wiki
ASAP Rocky was born to an African-American mother and a Barbadian father. He was born as Rakim Mayers in Harlem, Manhattan, on October 3, 1988, and named after the rapper Rakim, who was a member of the duo rap group “Eric B. & Rakim”. The rapper had an older sister, Erika, and also an older brother.
It was his older brother who was his earliest rap inspiration and the main reason why Rakim started rapping at the young age of 9. In his early teens, he experienced two family tragedies. First, his father went to prison for drug dealing in 2000, and his older brother was shot dead in Harlem a year later.
These tragedies prompted Rakim to take rapping more seriously. He moved around for a while with his mother and sister and lived in homeless shelters. Rakim had also worked as a crack peddler in the Bronx for a time when he was just 15 years old. Eventually, he moved to midtown Manhattan, away from his family.
Besides his brother, Rocky was influenced by heavyweights like the Three 6 Mafia, the Wu-Tang Clan, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, The Diplomats, Run DMC and others.
The first appearance of ASAP in his rap career with a group known as the A$AP Mob. It is an eclectic mix of people interested in music, fashion, style, and art. In 2011, ASAP began a solo career with the release of two singles in July and August. Both singles, Purple Swag and Peso, quickly became street anthems and were played on New York radio station Hot 97.
The release of his first mixtape live. Love. A$AP in October led to Rocky signing a $3 million record deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music. He founded A$AP Worldwide, his own label, with A$AP Mob member A$AP Yam. He also received his first nomination for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll on December 5th and would later move to Sony Music Entertainment in October 2011.
ASAP Rocky opened the Drake’s Club Paradise tour in February 2012 and performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July. On August 21, he made his television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and also performed with Rihanna at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
In August 2012, he released a mixtape with his group A$AP Mob called Lords Never Worry. In November and September, he toured 40 dates to promote his upcoming album Long. Live. A$AP, the album was released on January 15, 2013, and was ranked #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the first week. Two months later, the album had sold 500,000 copies and was awarded gold by the RIAA.
His second studio album, At. Long. Last one. A$AP was released on May 26, 2015, one week earlier than planned because it was leaked online the day before. This was his second album in a row to reach the top of the Billboard 200 charts, selling 110,000 copies in the first week. It also debuted at number one in Canada and sold 256,000 copies in the UK in the first month. However, album sales later declined and eventually became ASAP Rocky’s best-selling album.
Rocky was a guest at shows such as the “Tonight Show” with “The Roots” and the “Carpool Karaoke” session of “The Late Late Show” with James Corden. He has also worked on a number of singles with artists like Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, and Lil Wayne.
In 2015, ASAP Rocky had a guest appearance in the independent comedy-drama Dope. On January 21, 2015, during the premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2015, Rocky played his single Multiply in honor of his friend and mentor A$AP Yams, who had died three days earlier.
ASAP Rocky’s Sister, Dating, Gay Vibes, Girlfriend
Rocky has an older sister named Erika B. Meyers. While Rocky’s biological name of Rakim was inspired by “Eric B. & Rakim”, it is not known that his sister’s name seems to come from the other half of the group, Eric B. His mother was a die-hard fan of the 80s rap group, so their names are not really surprising.
ASAP has also had its share of relationships. He had his first public relationship in 2011 with the female Australian presenter Iggy Azalea. The couple split up in 2012 and he switched to the American model, Chanel Iman. This relationship did not last very long either, ending sometime in 2014, and in 2016, rumors were circulating that he was dating Kardashian supermodel Kendall Jenner, much to the chagrin of his stepmother.
There were rumors that alluded to the homosexual orientation of ASAP Rocky. In the meantime, however, the rapper has declared that he is not gay, although he is an outspoken advocate of the homosexual lifestyle. He often demands that people be more open-minded about this.
Height, Teeth, Net Worth
It is no longer new that hip hop and frozen teeth go hand in hand. The rapper is no exception to this trend. In January 2017 he went to Instagram to introduce his newly installed grill. He had dropped some serious paper to put diamonds on some of his back teeth. In the time since he has moved on to full denture sparkle. The presenter is apparently proud of his new look.
ASAP Rocky stands at 5 feet 8 inches, which is 5’7″. This puts him in the average height category of American men.
According to Celebrity Net Worth and Bankrate, the Long. Live. A$AP rapper over $6 million net worth.