The Fall: 16 Things We're Excited For This Autumn
Take a deep breathe of that cool, fresh air. Summer came, and it was awesome, but it's time for fall and all the wonderful things that come with it. Sure, hoodie season and Halloween come to mind, but to keep it real, we're more stoked on new music and huge tours from some of our favorite artists.
Travi$ Scott Snapped At A Guy Who Mistook Him For ASAP Rocky
On his way to his record release party in NYC, Travi$ Scott obviously ran into a lot of photographers. As usual, the paps were yelling to get his attention, calling him by "Travis!," and even "Laflame!," but in a new clip from outside the club, you can faintly hear someone saying "ASAP!," which also caught Scott's attention.It's not clear if the calls are coming from an out-of-the-loop photographer or just someone on the street, but either way Travis made sure to set them straight -- turning around and exclaiming, "I'm not motherfucking ASAP, bitch".
Kanye West, ASAP Rocky, The Weeknd, Pusha T Star In New Alexander Wang Campaign
Rappers have become more and more interested in high fashion over the years, with artists like Kanye West becoming directly involved with designer brands. Ye is one of many rap and R&B artists tapped to model in the latest campaign for Alexander Wang, a designer we've heard plenty of praise for in many-rap-lyrics. The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, and Pusha T all appear in new ads, as well as Kim Kardashian, who may not technically be a musician, but has an honorary place in the world of hip-hop through Kanye.
Watch Performances From The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky & More At The 2015 MTV VMAs
As we detailed in our recap of noteworthy moments from last night's MTV VMAs, the event wasn't super hip-hop-oriented, but nevertheless we got a few performances from some of our favorite acts, and Kanye West was there, so, that was cool.
Top 10 Moments From The 2015 MTV VMAs
While the 2015 VMA's had its share of fireworks, it was quite the vanilla affair.
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Extend Tour
ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator announced that they'd be heading out on a co-headlining tour a couple weeks back, but with only 13 dates scheduled, many fans were disappointed they couldn't make the shows. The demand seems to be strong enough for Rocky and Tyler to add a few more dates to the schedule, adding stops in Vancouver, Seattle, L.A., and San Francisco.
The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell To Perform At MTV VMAs 2015
With his album release set for this Friday and plenty of hits on the Billboard chart, The Weeknd is having a pretty solid week. He'll cap things off by performing on the MTV Video Music Awards this week, which should be a pretty eventful night.
ASAP Rocky Talks Respect For Tyler, The Creator & Recording "Electric Body" With ScHoolboy Q
ASAP Rocky recently announced a co-headlining tour with Tyler, The Creator, but so far, we hadn't really heard his thoughts on hitting the road with the Odd Future wildman. In a new interview with Revolt, Rocky spoke of the general respect he has for Tyler as a renaissance man."I fuck with Tyler's whole movement," he said. "His aesthetic, what he does -- directs his own videos, produces his own beats, designs his clothes, ran his crew for a while, ran companies and stuff like that. Just being a fellow artist I respect that.
Get LIVE: 13 Rappers That Are Great In Concert
Rappers are generally hit-or-miss in the concert setting. Some MCs can really rock a crowd while others are notorious for being sloppy, tardy, or brief with their shows. If you've been to a solid handful of rap shows, you've definitely been kept waiting around for an obnoxious amount of time waiting for an MC to show up, only to have him phone in a handful of songs and split. We know we have.
LyriQUIZ: A$AP Rocky - "Pe$o"
First surfacing almost exactly four years ago, A$AP Rocky's "Peso" is wheat broke him to larger, more mainstream audiences after he blew up on the blogosphere with "Purple Swag" earlier in 2011. While he's clearly gone on to eclipse that track's success with future projects, culminating with this year's A.L.L.A., it still remains a fan favorite and a key part of his live shows.
Top Tracks: August 10 - August 16
Drake's reign is collapsing. Let's get to it. 10) Omelly - Back To Back Freestyle (AR-AB Diss) The Meek-Drake beef has already cooled into near non-existence, but that hasn’t stopped the foot soldiers of OVO and Dreamchasers from joining in.
A$AP Rocky Is Being Sued By Fan Who Was Injured At A$AP Ferg Show
Everybody's looking for a piece of the A$AP Mob wealth. A new lawsuit has surfaced against A$AP Rocky, it seems mainly because he's the richest member of the Mob. Krystina Clowes attended an A$AP Ferg show in 2013, where she was seriously injured by the mobbing crowd. She claims in her new lawsuit that A$AP Mob's Young Shabba crowd surfed that night, landing atop an unsuspecting fan (Clowes). She suffered a fractured vertebra, and says she's never fully recovered since.
Rita Ora Responds To A$AP Rocky's Diss On "A.L.L.A."
A$AP Rocky has spoken out about his Rita Ora lyrics on the track "Better Things," off his new album A.L.L.A., however we'd yet to hear from Rita herself on the diss, until today.
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Announce Co-Headlining Tour
The co-headlining tour is a more popular option than ever, and we're now starting to see some strange combinations of artists. Today, ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator have announced some shows together on the aptly titled "Rocky & Tyler" tour.If the two headliners haven't convinced you to grab tickets, perhaps the openers -- Danny Brown and Vince Staples -- will. The tour will be heading through the U.S. on 9 dates starting in September. Tickets are on sale this Friday.Check out dates and tucket info below. Will you be attending?
Who Had The Better Verse: A$AP Rocky Vs. ScHoolboy Q
You gotta love A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q. Despite having contrasting styles, they also share a few similarities. While ScHoolboy possesses a rugged in-your-face demeanor, Rocky is more fluid and flashy in terms of delivery. ScHoolboy loves bathing in women, weed, and alcohol, while Rocky is a fashion savant who loves Bathing Apes. One calls Cali his humble abode, while the other resides in the city of big dreams. So that’s why when these two alpha dogs join forces, it’s a beautiful sight to see.
A$AP Rocky Says Meek Mill Lost His Feud With Drake
About two weeks after it first began with a late-night Twitter rant by Meek Mill, the Philly rapper's ghostwriting beef with Drake finally seems to be seeing its dust settling. Over the weekend, Drake taunted a little more, saying that he hadn't "taken a loss" all week while playing at OVO's annual kickball game, but that was really the biggest recent story that came from the beef.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
7 Times Rappers Trolled The World
Trolling is an art form as much as rapping, and some rappers are better at it than others. It has nothing to do with rapping proficiency. When Meek Mill tweeted out a fake Drake diss track last night, he exposed himself as someone for whom trolling does not come naturally. The best trolls go big or go home. In the words of Bunk Moreland, "The bigger the lie, the more they believe."
Album Covers From ASAP Rocky, Biggie & More Reinterpreted By Marvel
Marvel has already incorporated rap acts into their covers, working with Rae Sremmurd and Run The Jewels last year, but now they've given a couple of "classic" album covers the comic book treatment. Cover such as De La Soul's 3 Feet High And Rising, Ol' Dirty Bastard's 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready To Die, 50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin', and A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.ASAP have now been reworked with classic Marvel characters, and there are plenty more to come.
Susan Sarandon Thanks ASAP Rocky & Action Bronson For "1 Train" Shout Out
Susan Sarandon may be 68 years old, but she's still got her ear to the streets-- it just takes her a couple of years to hear things. Apparently, Sarandon just took in ASAP Rocky's "1 Train," and one line in particular caught her attention; "You see us scramblin', sellin' Susan Sarandon/ The cloud of smoke like the Phantom."