Label: A$AP Worldwide/RCA
From: Harlem, New York
Active Since: 2007
Best Known Song: "Pe$o" (2011)
A$AP Rocky exploded onto the rap scene in 2011 like a grenade with braids. Rocky and his Harlem-based A$AP Mob officially formed in 2007 but it was just last fall that we were asking who is A$AP Rocky?. Rocky's buzz grew out of his singles "Peso" and "Purple Swag" and the hype around the A$AP movement reached ridiculous heights with reports of a $3 million record deal.
Last October, Rocky dropped his much-anticipated debut mixtape, LiveLoveA$AP, and all the hype was validated. That, combined with his presence on Drake's Club Paradise tour and the promise of his debut album, LongLiveA$AP, have made Rocky one of the hottest newcomers in the game-a rapper who's sure to have a real, lasting impact on the rap game. And let's not forget about that swag either.