Born in a zodiac sign which in a sense means fashion (Libra), Asap Rocky can be classified among some of the most influential fashion icons today, among men perhaps the most influential. He is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. His right name is Rakim Mayers. The moniker A$AP is arriving from the hip hop group A$AP Mob, where he is a member. In 2011, Asap Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. ASAP. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment. He subsequently recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. A$AP, which was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Rocky released his second studio album in 2015 titled At. Long. Last. A$AP. This album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it Rocky’s second consecutive album to debut at number one and has received positive reviews from music critics. He is born in New York City in 1988, October 3.
Born in a zodiac sign that means fashion (Libra), Asap Rocky can be classified among some of the most influential fashion icons today, among men perhaps the most influential.
Rocky started rapping at the age of 9, learning from his older brother, from which he also took the desire for the French braids (a hairstyle that originated in North Africa and later adopted in France). Asap grew up admiring Harlem-based rap group The Diplomats. He was also influenced by Three 6 Mafia, Mobb Deep, Run DMC , UGK, Wu-Tang Clan, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Rocky started rapping at the age of 9, learning from his older brother, from which he also took the desire for the French braids (a hairstyle that originated in North Africa and later adopted in France).
In 2007, Asap Rocky joined the A$AP Mob crew, a Harlem-based collective of rappers, music video directors, producers, bikers and fashion designers who shared similar interests in music, fashion, style, and art. It had been formed by A$AP Yams, A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz. In July 2011, Rocky released his single “Purple Swag” which quickly became a street anthem in New York City.
Asap Rocky has posed for Dior two times: FW16 campaign and SS17 campaign.
As his song from 2013, “Fashion Killa” is saying “…she got a lotta Prada, that Dolce & Gabbana I can’t forget Escada, and that Balenciaga…” Asap tells how some designers can merge and describe them in a single song. Hip hop style has always been in a dose “luxurious” style, but on the other hand, one’s own and personal style of each individual. In 2013, Asap Rocky models the closing look at the Hood by Air Autumn/Winter 2013 runway show. In 2016, he collaborated with J.W Anderson creating a clothing collection. Rocky is an example of how you can combine high-end brands with low-budget brands, that is, it shows how much it does not matter if you have the main thing, if you are unique with your own taste, charisma. Watching him and exploring I can say that his way of combining clothes is something that attracted me, and then the way he brings all those things. It tells only one thing, he is authentic by itself.
Honestly, I could not pick out some of his best styles or outfits, so I’ll show you more of his styles, because real, Asap does not have a bad combination!
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