A$AP Rocky is featured on the cover of Complex's upcoming issue.
In the issue Complex speaks with the rapper while he's on tour, you can read the full cover story here.Â Catch an excerpt from the interview below.
Do you think youâre influencing people like Kanye?Â
Of course. Thatâs obvious. [Laughs.] Weâre all in the same circle. Heâs way richer than me, but of course heâs influenced by me. Câmon, bro. I made waxed denim cool in hip-hop. Fucking waxed denim and rips in jeans. Nobody else did that. I donât give a fuck. I didnât know what I was doing. These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket. Of course Iâm influencing.
How do you feel about the culture of hip-hop changing? Lil Wayne is skateboarding now.Â Thatâs dope. I put Wayne in Jay-Z and Kanyeâs bracket, in terms of success. Wayne is still fun. Are we forgetting that Wayne made everybody switch their flow up and start using the Eâs and Râs, and âIâm ir-regul-ar, seg-ularâ? Like, câmon, are we forgetting that Wayne changed hip-hop, too? Are we forgetting that he made all these motherfuckers want to have tattoos? Are we forgetting that? It wasnât Wiz, it was Wayne. Wiz did it, too, but Iâm just stating facts. This is a guy who fucking went from being the youngest underdog in his crew to saving his company, and saving his âDaddy.â Iâm not a fucking Lil Wayne dickriderâIâm just speaking facts.
Check out the cover and photos from the shoot below.