A$AP Rocky and Yams ride around Paris in his self-directed video for “Goldie”.
Here goes the long awaited debut single from A$AP Rocky called “Goldie” produced by G.O.O.D. Music’s own Hit-Boy. I can hear this song playing everywhere this summer. Look out for the debut album Long.Live.A$AP set to drop later on this summer.
A$AP Rocky drops a freestyle over The Throne’s “N*ggas in Paris” for DJ Semtex while overseas in London.
There was never a dull moment in Austin, TX during SXSW 2012. For those in attendance, it was an eventful week filled with non-stop music, energetic fans and plenty of events to keep attendees occupied. With so much going on, iHipHop was everywhere, from the streets to the nights’ hottest shows. Allow us to share with you our recap of SXSW, from behind our lens. Enjoy! Photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.
Here’s Rakim pulling double duty, as he ditches being the opening act for the Club Paradise Tour, in order to rock out with Bun B down in H-Town. ‘Purple Swag’ and ‘Get Throwed’ are the songs of choice. Shoutout to BLOWHIPHOPTV for the crisp footage.
A$AP Rocky along with designer Jeremy Scott, make their cover debut on Complex. Read it here.
Complex: Why do you think hip-hop is so fascinated with fashion and vice versa?
A$AP ROCKY: As black people it was our thing to show that we’re not living in poverty and that we can afford extravagant things—that kind of stuck with us. So when our great-grandparents were putting on their favorite outfits, it was to put on a front for the hard time. And hip-hop is a bunch of people that never had nothing. Fashion is just an expression. It’s an art. It expresses your taste. Good taste is important in hip-hop. I wake up saying I’m going to look the best I can and do what the fuck I want to do. And that’s what it’s all about. I don’t know if I articulated it good because im pretty high right now—and I have a lisp and I’m going to Mars right now.
Jeremy Scott: [Laughs]. The thing is hip-hop is one of the only communities that really started its own trends.
A$AP ROCKY: Wow.
Jeremy Scott: That’s why I’ve always been inspired by hip-hop artists, because they transform things—even just the jean, turning it around, inside out, sagging it—all these different things. Yes, of course we get little things from other music movements, but hip-hip has been like, Pow! It’s really inspiring and it’s the only new music that has come along in eons. Rock and roll has been around—it’s changing forms. But hip-hip is major.