A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, & Vic Mensa Among Artists Appearing At Sasquatch! Festival
Fresh off the heels of a Governors Ball Music Festival lineup unveiling, today we’re bringing you a new lineup from a premiere festival on the opposite coast. Sasquatch!
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
Hottest Album Covers Of 2015
The Golden Era of cover art likely ended with the rise of CDs. But even with the Golden Age of CDs behind us, cover art still plays a vital role in the listener's consumption of music. Along with the album title, it serves as a sort of opening salvo or prelude that sets the tone for the music itself, and it is often the last image that remains in the listener's mind. It is the face of the music. With that in mind, here our picks for the best cover art of 2015.
ASAP Yams Tribute Concert To See Performances From ASAP Rocky, Joey Bada$$ & More
We're closing in on a year since the untimely death of ASAP Yams, one of the creative minds behind the ASAP Mob movement. In honor of the fallen Mob member, ASAP Mob, led by Rocky, are putting on a tribute concert in New York City. The "Yams Day" show will take place on the day of Yams death-- January 18th. The show will go down at Terminal 5, and feature performances from ASAP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Lil Uzi Vert and ASAP Mob. Take a look at the flyer in the gallery above, more guests are expected to be announced.
Juicy J Hints At Potential Joint Project With ASAP Rocky
Juicy J and ASAP Rocky are definitely up to something, though what it'll amount to is not entirely clear. We saw pictures of the two in the studio a couple weeks back, and as of yesterday, it seems they've linked up for another session. "Everything we dropping gone be [Fire emoji] #trustme," Juicy captioned a photo of himself and Rocky in the lab, adding "Who wanna see @asaprocky & @juicyj album?"
Stream Pimp C's Posthumous Album "Long Live The Pimp" On Apple Music
Pimp C's posthumous album Long Live the Pimp officially drops this Friday, December 4th, the 8th anniversary of his tragic death. Until then, the album is now available to stream on Apple Music. The album is the first all-new Pimp C project in four years. The songs released so far have all been of high quality. The album's features are absolutely stacked: Nas, T.I., Juicy J, A$AP Rocky, Slim Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, David Banner, Devin the Dude, Lil Keke, ESG, Pimpin Ken, 8Ball, MJG, and of course Bun B.
ASAP Rocky Debuts ASAP Yams Tribute Track In Hong Kong
A$AP Mob's Lords Never Worry album was cancelled after many delays, and while we haven't heard much from the whole collective since it was called off, a new mob track may finally be on its way. ASAP Rocky was in Hong Kong weekend, and he performed new material in the form of "Yamborghini High," said to be an ASAP Mob track dedicated to the late Yams.
Kanye West & ASAP Rocky Appear To Be Collaborating
Kanye West and ASAP Rocky are up to something. Both Ian Connor & Kanye West's creative director Virgil Abloh posted the photo to their Instagram account. Connor's caption read "2016 Started Tonight" and Abloh left the caption suggestively blank.
ASAP Rocky & Juicy J Are Back In The Studio
With "Scholarship," "Wavybone" and "Multiply" under their belts, ASAP Rocky and Juicy J have proved to be a winning team. At this point, there's no reason NOT to get back in the studio together, so they did just that this weekend, posting the evidence on Instagram in the early hours of the morning."@asaprocky & @juicyj =🔥🔥🔥🔥" Juicy captioned the pic of him and his star collaborator, and we can't say we disagree.
Kylie Jenner Shares Pic With Tyga After Late Night With A$AP Rocky
Last night, hours after rumors that Kylie Jenner had dumped Tyga went viral, the 18-year-old model was spotted leaving a club with A$AP Rocky. Of course, that led to speculation that she had already scored an incredibly quick rebound with another rapper, but Jenner seems to be set on dispelling those rumors via Snapchat.
Kylie Jenner Left The Club With A$AP Rocky Last Night
Kylie Jenner and Tyga are reportedly done, but Jenner seems to be taking things pretty well, as she was right back to the party scene Friday night. It was just another paparazzi-crowded event for Kylie, and while she managed to dodge questions about her recent breakup with T-Raww on the way to her car, the cameras caught an unexpected sight -- ASAP Rocky in the back seat.
ASAP Rocky Brought Lil B Out In San Francisco Last Night
ASAP Rocky has been shouting out Lil B quite a bit in recent interviews, so when he passed by San Francisco on his Rocky and Tyler tour, he made sure to give Berkeley native the Based God a call. While Lil B's internet cult has transcended regional hype in a big way, the Bay Area has been rocking with Brandon since The Pack days, and unsurprisingly, they showed him a whole lot of love when he took the stage last night.
Future's Yams-Dedicated "Thought It Was A Drought" Video Is Directed By A$AP Ferg
Future seems content to give a video to every track off DS2, and the next one to get a visual will be the album's opener, "Thought It Was a Drought." Future has shared a few snapshots from the video shoot, revealing that the video will be directed by A$AP Ferg and dedicated to the late A$AP Yams.
ASAP Rocky Jokes That Fan Mistook Travi$ Scott For Him
A couple weeks back, Travi$ Scott was mistaken for ASAP Rocky outside of a club in New York, and he didn't take it very well. Apparently, Rocky heard about the exchange, as he decided to reference it while joking with a fan on Twitter.
A History Of Jewelry In Hip-Hop
The influence of jewelry on hip hop is as clear as an E-class diamond. But did you know the origins of extravagant jewelry predate hip-hop by several thousand years? African king Mansa Musa (the richest person in human history) was rather fond of gold. At the time of his death in 1337 he was worth a staggering $400 billion dollars. That’s six times the net worth of Warren Buffet. During his reign West Africa controlled over 50% of the world's gold so, as you can imagine, he wore his fair share of it.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know ASAP Rocky?
ASAP Rocky turns 27 today, and to celebrate the occasion, we're testing the knowledge of his fans. Have you been following Rocky since the Live.Love.ASAP days? Prove it by taking our new quiz and letting us know how you score. You'll be tested on Rocky's family, his tattoos, his tours, and more.
French Montana Previews New Future Collab, "Off The Rip" Video With ASAP Rocky
There are a lot of rap albums floating in purgatory right now, and French Montana's Mac & Cheese is most definitely one of them. The album has been rumored to be "coming soon" for over a year, but so far there's no sign of it.
ASAP Rocky Is Releasing A Limited Edition Chain With Virgin Mega
ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator's joint tour is definitely an affair fans will not want to miss, even more so when you throw Vince Staples and Danny Brown into the mix. If ever we needed to say 'lituation,' this would probably be it.
A$AP Rocky Says He Has A Completed Concept Album With Danger Mouse
A$AP Rocky dropped a bomb during his appearance on Pharrell's Beats 1 radio show today: he's been working with DJ Danger Mouse, and they have an album already done. When asked by Pharrell if he had a concept album planned with Danger Mouse, Flacko replied, "We kind of already did. Danger Mouse is ill. People don't appreciate that kind of shit. There's no lyrics out there. What's important about this, he told me, 'yo dude, you bring out a side in me that I need'. And I feel he brings out a side in me. We got records. I can't wait to let you hear them."
ASAP Rocky & Pharrell Discuss Cult Followings & Being Yourself
Over the last few years, it's become clear just how far-reaching Pharrell's influence has been. We've seen artists like Tyler, The Creator cite him as their biggest influence, and all the while, he's continued to sculpt the sound of popular music through his production and his solo material. On the latest episode his Beats 1 radio show, Pharrell welcomed a student of his work, ASAP Rocky, and the two spoke of the importance of being yourself in an industry where trend-chasing is abundant.