19 Dec 2015

A$AP Rocky

From RNZ Music
A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky Photo: Dexter Navy

Named for the great Rakim Allah of Eric. B & Rakim fame, Rakim Mayers aka A$AP Rocky sets the tone sonically and visually for his style-conscious Harlem collective, A$AP Mob.

His uptown aesthetic sensibilities have just seen him nominated for a Best Music Video Grammy for the trippy visuals to his song ‘LSD’; that Grammy will be awarded just a week out from his latest NZ run in the New Year.

Ahead of the ceremony, he tells Sam Wicks about his marriage of sound and image.

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Music details

Artist: A$AP Rocky
Song: L$D
Composer: R.Mayers, I.de Boni, M.Burman, H.Delgado, B.Gentry, M.Mule, J.Scheffer
Album: At.Long.Last.A$AP
Label: A$AP Worldwide, RCA

Artist: A$AP Rocky feat. Schoolboy Q
Song: Electric Body
Composer: R.Mayers, Q.Hanley, B.Burton, D.Colquit, H.Delgado, E.Perez, T.Walton
Album: At.Long.Last.A$AP
Label: A$AP Worldwide, RCA

Artist: A$AP Rocky
Song: Fashion Killa
Composer: R.Mayers, H.Delgado, J.Laurence, D.Reznick, T.Nash, C.Stewart
Album: Long.Live.A$AP
Label: A$AP Worldwide, RCA

Artist: A$AP Rocky feat. Joe Fox and Kanye West
Song: Jukebox Joints
Composer: R.Mayers, K.West, C.Pope, J.Fox, D.Sulaksono, W.Moore, W.Robinson
Album: At.Long.Last.A$AP
Label: A$AP Worldwide, RCA