Hometown: Harlem, NY
Active Since: 2011
Label: A$AP Worldwide
Twitter Handle: @ASVPNVST
Essential Listening: Lords Never Worry
Pros: He's in the A$AP Mob so he'll get attention regardless.
Cons: He has to establish himself outside of Rocky's shadow and Ferg's growing appeal.
A$AP Rocky is a star and with the release of Trap Lord looming, A$AP Ferg has got next. Where does that leave A$AP Nast? Is a decent place, actually. If Ferg can become a legit star, the A$AP brand will only grow stronger which paves the way for Nast to get on. He had his shot on A$AP Mob's Lords Never Worry tape, but only appeared on four songs. That said, "Black Mane" was one of the few highlights on a largely underwhelming release.
Nast can still distinguish himself because he's nowhere nearly as jiggy as Rocky and isn't as influenced by the "trap" as Ferg—he's just a straight up brash shit talker and there's always room in rap for one of those. As evidenced by his most recent outing, "Trillmatic" (peep below), if he errs on the side of being rooted in mid '90s East Coast rap, he can offer the A$AP sound stripped of its Southern influence. —Insanul Ahmed