Five Things You Probably Didn't Catch About A$AP Rocky
5. It all started in A$AP’s kitchen…
Every rapper has their story. Whether it was recording lo-fi songs for their myspace
page from someone’s dingy basement, or getting discovered by a super-producer
on YouTube. Rocky’s moment came from watching his older brother “pound out”
beats on his kitchen table. One thing led to another, and surely enough the universe
conspired to Rocky’s favor.
Source: via his bio
4. A$AP Rocky was intentionally named after the legendary Rakim
You might have already known this after the hysteria on the Angie Martinez show,
but a story like this never gets old. Still in pampers, Rocky’s mother spotted Rakim
while driving in Harlem, and couldn’t resist asking him to sign Rocky’s diaper.
Fast forward over two decades, and the two Rakim’s are united during a Hot97
interview. Who would have thought right?
3. A$AP is a vegetarian.
“You gotta go do research on the way they treat like fucking chickens, man. Those
chickens go through fucking torture before they’re processed and shit, have all sorts
of fucking steroids injected in them and everything.”
Didn’t see this one coming did you? The weed inhaling, liquoring sipping Rocky isn’t
as reckless as you may think. During interview, Rocky unintentionally revealed his
vegetarian lifestyle when ordering food.
2. Rocky is a long-time fashionista.
“We were wearing skinny jeans when you had to go get them done at a tailor
because they weren’t even sold like that. I used to have to get shit from Europe just
to have it fit right.”
“Pretty nigga in some shit you never hear of/only thing bigger than my ego is my
mirror/yeah, clothes getting weirder.”
he Raf Simons, Rick Owens wearing Harlemite isn’t modest when it comes to
his dress. A$AP Rocky’s opulent taste immediately caught the public’s interest,
transcending his buzz to the fashion aficionados as well.
1. Harlem’s what he’s reppin’, but he grew up in the Bronx too.
“It’s so weird because [I also grew up in the Bronx too], who can say that? I grew up
in both. I actually hustled more in the Bronx than Harlem.
It’s embedded in all of our minds…”that’s that pretty muthafucka from Harlem.”
You wouldn’t know it from his music, but A$AP Rocky shared his upbringing in the
Bronx back in his days as a modest hustler.