ASAP Rocky Says ASAP Mob's "Cozy Tape" Is "Finally Finished"
The Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 -- which has also been referred to as Cozy Tapes, or simply Cozy Tape, by various ASAP Mob members -- has been in the works for over a year. On Friday night, ASAP Rocky announced that the highly anticipated compilation is now complete.
Top Tracks: October 3 - October 9
Barring The Weeknd's Starboy and any late-year surprises, we don't seem to have a whole lot coming on the release calendar as fall settles in. Gucci Mane's Woptober, Anderson .Paak and Knxledge's Yes Lawd! under their Nxworries title, and D.R.A.M.'s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. are all coming later this month, but compared to the summer we just had, that's small potatoes.
Atlanta Rapper Uno The Activist Reportedly Shot
Uno The Activist, a rising young Atlanta rapper with ties to the A$AP Mob, was reportedly shot on Friday (Oct. 7). A picture of him on a hospital bed in seemingly stable condition has made its way online, and as Uno has alluded to the shooting on Twitter, it's assumed that he's on his way to recovery. There are basically no details on the shooting at this time, and it's unclear if an investigation is underway.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 7)
This week started out slow, at least when it comes to new songs, although news has been poppin since the week began-- although it wasn't the necessarily good news. Kim Kardashian was robbed and held at gunpoint, driving multiple reports following the incident, and we also saw a couple rappers get hacked: J.
A$AP Mob & Rich The Kid Were Not Involved In NYFW Brawl
Yesterday, Page Six reported that A$AP Mob and Rich the Kid were involved in a brawl at New York Fashion Week. HNHH circulated the report. In an email to HNHH, A$AP Illz clarified that there was no pushing, shoving, punching, or anything remotely resembling a brawl.
Kid Cudi Puts Haters On Blast, Names Drake & Kanye West
Kid Cudi was feeling himself this afternoon, when he went off on a little twitter rant, thanking his supporters and blasting any detractors. The rapper has been cited by many artists among the 'new wave' as inspiration and influence, rightly so, given that a lot of these artists were getting into hip-hop (they are young) around the time Cudder was popping off, which is also around the time the blogsophere was starting to pop off.
A$AP Mob & Rich The Kid Reportedly Involved In NYFW Brawl
Apparently there has been tension between A$AP Mob members and Quality Control's biggest hustler, Rich The Kid. It's unclear where this drama stemmed from, but Page Six reports of a fight breaking out backstage during New York Fashion Week, involving A$AP artists and Rich.
Playboi Carti Has Signed To Interscope, According To ASAP Rocky
Playboi Carti has been steadily gaining hype over the last year, but as far as anyone knew, he hadn't yet inked a deal. Of course, these things can always be done quietly, and while it's not clear exactly when it happened, ASAP Rocky has revealed that Carti has a brand new major label deal."Listen, this n*gga Playboi Carti, man. It's a good time for this n*gga," said Rocky at a recent show, as Carti stood beside him. "Just got signed to Interscope and shit. He 'bout to fuck shit up."
A$AP Ferg: "Cozy Tapes" "Should Be Out Real Soon"
Before his death, A$AP Yams was working on a project called the Cozy Tapes that would pool the talents of A$AP Mob. Rocky has compared it to Ruff Ryders’ Ryde or Die Vol. 1 and The Diplomats’ Diplomatic Immunity. In an interview with AllHipHop, A$AP Ferg shared an update on the highly anticipated compilation mixtape.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Steez Day Line-Up Includes Pro Era, ASAP Mob, Danny Brown & More
The other week, Joey Bada$$ revealed that the annual Steez Day, a music festival honoring his late Pro Era member Capital Steez, would be relocating from Brooklyn to L.A. this year. We didn't have the line-up at that time, but with tickets going on sale tomorrow at Noon, Joey has just unveiled the artists this morning.
Skepta's "Konnichiwa" (Review)
In the spoken word interlude that follows Konnichiwa's third track, "Corn On The Curb," North London MC Chip attempts to cheer up a tired and confused-sounding Skepta, at one point saying, "We ain't seen nothing like this happen before. Who's seen the country flip on its head like this, fam?" What Chip's referring to, of course, is the latter rapper's meteoric rise in the past two years, not just within his own home country, but also in a region where UK rap has historically struggled: the US.
Review: A$AP Ferg's "Always Strive And Prosper"
There are three rappers who blew up in the early 2010s that I've always grouped together in my head, though they do hail from different corners of the country and are some of the most enigmatic artists currently working in hip hop. The categorization's based mostly on first impressions, which is unfair, but also on realizing that those impressions were wrong.
A$AP Bari & A$AP Rocky Launch VLONE x Off-White Collaboration
A$AP Bari of the A$AP Mob might not be a rapper, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t making moves like the rest of the mob. After debuting his VLONE collection back in 2014, he and A$AP Rocky are in the midst of an even bigger launch.
A$AP TyY To Release Debut Mixtape "Best Kept Secret" This Evening
Wavy Wednesday has been a reliable source of heat for the last few weeks now. These releases have come courtesy of A$AP Mob's heavy artillery -- A$AP Rocky, Ferg, Twelvyy, Nast, etc. This time, it'll be the debut mixtape of lesser known Mob member A$AP TyY.
A$AP Nast Calls Out Supreme For Stealing His Concepts & Designs
Yesterday we shared Supreme’s new collaboration with The North Face (naturally, it’s already sold out), and the collection was pretty dope. However, it looks like Supreme might have made some sketchy maneuvers while producing the Steep Tech collection.
ASAP Twelvyy Announces "2127301090" Mixtape
The ASAP Mob is busy in 2016. Just last week, we received the release date for ASAP Ferg's highly-anticipated sophomore album, meanwhile, the Cozy Boys Vol. 1 compilation is apparently on its way, and at the same time, the Mob are releasing new records every week as part of their Wavy Wednesdays series.
ASAP Ferg Announces "Always Strive & Prosper" Release Date, Teases ScHoolboy Q Collab
So far, everything we've heard about ASAP Ferg's upcoming studio album, Always Strive And Proper, has sounded pretty exciting, from the features to the ambitious production techniques, so we're happy to receive the official release date today. Taking to Instagram, ASAP's resident Trap Lord revealed that his highly anticipated project will be available on April 22nd, with a pre-order going up March 25th.
A$AP Twelvyy & A$AP Ant Go In On Troy Ave
Yesterday, Troy Ave called into “Sway in the Morning” to speak on his Joey Bada$$ diss, but ended up doing more damage via some pretty heartless comments about the late Capital STEEZ. Joey himself hasn’t responded yet, but their friends in A$AP Mob most certainly heard Troy Ave’s comments, and they did not take kindly to their deceased friend being dissed.
A$AP Rocky Announces "Wavy Wednesdays"
Last Wednesday, Rocky shared a new record from Playboi Carti, a promising new member of the A$AP team, as well as the video to A$AP Twelvyy's new single, "L.Y.B.B." -- both via Twitter.