A$AP Rocky

Schoolboy Q: “I meet A$AP Rocky through my manager. My manager showed me the ‘Purple Swag’ video. He told me that he wanted to work with me. I was like, ‘That’s tight. I’m with it. I’ll work with him.’ When I was in New York, I was in the studio. A$AP was trying to come through and work. I was like, ‘Hell yeah, tell him to come through.’

“I was just saying come through, I didn’t think he would come through. I tell rappers all the time to come through; they never show up. But he actually came through. He came in, we introduced ourselves, turned the beat on, and got to work. We finished the record and then we started being cool. We didn’t really get cool until after we did the song.

“We’re just like each other. He’s the East Coast version of me and I’m the West Coast version of him. We basically do the same shit, we do the same lifestyle. We don’t give a fuck.”