ASAP Rocky

ASAP Rocky

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ASAP (or A$AP) Rocky is an American artist who rose to prominence in 2011 with his chart-topping songs “Long.Live.A$AP” and “At.Long.Last.A$AP.”

Early Life

ASAP Rocky is 32 years old as of now and his birth name is Rakim Mayers. Similarly, he was born on October 3, 1988, in Harlem, New York City. His father is from Barbados, and his mother is from the United States. Erika B. Mayers, his older sister, is his only sibling. Rocky began his rapping at just nine years old. He used to rap with his older brother, who wore his hair in French braids at the time, which Rocky later adopted. Rocky’s father arrested for trafficking cocaine when he was 12 years old.

In 2012, his father passed away. Ricky, his older brother, was killed by a rival heroin dealer when he was 13 years old. Rocky was inspired to focus more on his music as a result of this tragic accident. To help his family as they walked through homeless shelters, he turned to drug riding. In 2004, he was jailed for cocaine trafficking and sentenced to two weeks in jail. He first encountered potential rapper ‘Casanova’ while arrested. Likewise, he belongs to an American nationality. Whereas, his ethnicity is still under review.

Professional Life

Talking about Rocky professional life, as early as possible Rocky has been rapping since he was a teen, thanks to his older brother’s influence. He joined the Harlem-based collective ‘ASAP Mob’ in 2007, following which he adopted the moniker ‘ASAP.’ In July 2011, his first single, “Purple Swag,” was released, and it quickly became a rap phenomenon in New York City.

His song “Peso” leaked online in August 2011 and quickly became a hit on the high-profile Hot 97 New York radio station. The massive success of ‘Purple Swag’, on the other hand, has already gotten him heard by record labels. Since signing a $3 million contract with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music, he released the mixtape ‘Live. Love. A$AP.’ He also began the label ‘A$AP Worldwide’ as part of the contract. if soon as possible In July 2012, Rocky played at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Eventually that year, at the MTV Video Music Awards, he featured a celebrity rap on Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It).”

In January 2013, he released his debut album, “Long Live Asap,” which not only sold 3 million units in the United States but also reached number eight on the Billboard 100 chart. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, 2 Chainz, Florence Welch, A$AP Ferg, and Santigold among the artists included on the record. In 2013, Rocky debuted his own apparel line, A$AP, and partnered with designer Raf Simons. In 2014, he signed an official deal with William Morris Endeavor for nationwide recognition.

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Caption: ASAP Rocky performing (Source: Instagram)

Comedy-Drama

In 2014, he made a brief appearance in the comedy-drama ‘Dope.’ The next year, the film shown at the Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters on June 12th. On the eve of his 26th birthday, ASAP Rocky recorded the short album “Flacko Jodye Season.” Rapper Juicy J contributed additional vocals to the record. In May 2015, he released his second album, titled “At.Long.Last.A$AP.” The album scheduled to be released a few weeks before the exact event, but Rocky had to move the launch date forward a week due to an internet leak. He collaborated with Kanye West, Mark Ronson, MIA, and Future this time.

On the song ‘Everyday,’ he collaborated with popular rocker ‘Rod Stewart.’ ‘At. Long. Last. A$AP’ received positive reviews but nevertheless debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. His second successive commercial release, the album sold 116,000 copies in the United States and 11,000 copies in Canada. In 2016, Rocky teamed up with Guess to reintroduce the brand’s ’90s clothes, which he wore while he was younger. Later that same year, he collaborated with Alicia Keys on the song “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” from her album “Here.”
The next year, he sang on Lana Del Rey’s album “Lust For Life” on the tracks “Summer Bummer” and “Groupie Love.”

Rocky launched his album ‘Testing’ in May 2018, which gained positive reviews from reviewers and fans alike. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 in the United States in its first week, before finally falling off the charts.

Net Worth

ASAP has earned a huge profit through his profession. As a singer, he has earned a huge net profit. Whereas, ASAP Rocky’s has around an estimated net worth of $6 million.

Personal Life

Rocky was dating fellow rapper Iggy Azalea at the time. Iggy announced their relationship in January 2012, after they met through a college friend. She later confirmed that she had the title of Rocky’s mixtape ‘Live.Love.’ tattooed on her arm. Her fingers emblazoned with the letters ‘A$AP’. After the pair split up in July 2012, Iggy revealed that she had removed the word “A$AP” from her tattoo and kept only “Live.Love.”

Following that, Rocky had dated a number of female celebrities, including Rihanna, Rita Ora, Madison Skylar, Chanel Iman, Rosee Divinem, Tahiry Jose, and Kylie Jenner.

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Caption: ASAP Rocky with his ex-girlfriend Iggy(Source: Hollywood Life)

Body Measurement and Social Media

Talking about body measurement he has not shared the information regarding his body weight, body measurement, and many more. Whereas, he stands 5 feet 10 inches tall. Likewise, he has black hair and black eyes.

Rocky has a huge number of fan pages on Instagram, Facebook, and many more. He had joined Twitter in January 2013 with 341k followers. Whereas, he also has a YouTube account in the name of ASAPROCKYUPTOWN with more than 4 million subscribers on it.