Label: Polo Grounds and RCA
A$AP Mob had a strong 2013. A$AP Rocky’s debut album, Long. Live. ASAP, debuted at No. 1 and his single “Fuckin’ Problems” has now been nominated for a Grammy. Meanwhile, A$AP Ferg surprised lots of fans with the dynamite Trap Lord, which gave rap one of its best songs of the year in “Shabba." The cherry on top was the A$AP Nast-helmed “Trillmatic,” the first single off the Harlem collective's collaborative album, Lords, which got a great assist from Method Man.
That means everything is on the up and up right? Well, maybe not. The only true creative stumble in the A$AP movement so far was their last group project, 2012’s Lord$ Never Worry, a project so lackluster even A$AP Rocky admitted to not liking it. Still, that tape did help launch A$AP Ferg thanks to his smash "Work." Hopefully, the crew can make up for their mistakes this year around and launch A$AP Nast as their next solo representative at the same time. —Insanul Ahmed