Learning To Rap

ASAP Rocky: “I was eight [when I started rapping]. When I found myself, I was probably 20. At 20, I knew I didn’t want to sound like the rest. I knew it sounded different. It was more natural. I wasn’t saying, ‘I’m going to try to sound different.’ It was just natural. Usually, when I was rapping, I was like, ‘This has to be like this.’ Now, I freely rap and it just comes out crazy.

 

I knew I didn’t want to sound like the rest. I knew it sounded different. It was more natural.

 

“‘Purple Swag’ is really self explanatory. ‘Purple drink, I still sip/Purple weed, blunt still lit/Real nigga/Real bitch/Purple swag, that trill shit.’ It’s just showing you that everybody can fuck with that shit. Niggas, bitches, we all can fuck with that shit. Then I just started spitting some Houston shit, ‘The candy cars/I’m coming down/That paint drip/I still tip/That pimp shit/She ain’t plan to fuck, I still hit/That’s swag, bitch.’ [Laughs.]

“Any nigga can say that shit. How many dates have you been on, where you’re like, ‘Man, I don’t even know if I’m going to fuck this bitch. I want to fuck her so bad.’ At the end of the night, it’s like, ‘I fucked that bitch. I feel so good about myself. That’s swag, bitch.’ You can’t say I’m selling anybody a lie. I’m just keeping it real, that’s all. Got to keep it trill.”