Producer: A$AP Ty Beats
A$AP Rocky first made waves off the strength of the throwed purple drank worship of "Purple Swag," but it was the release of "Peso" off Rocky's debut mixtape Live.Love.A$AP that took the A$AP movement from Tumblr to the streets. Much of the success of "Peso" is a result of the work of A$AP Mob's in-house producer A$AP Ty Beats.
Ty lifted the shimmering intro off an '80s funk side from the S.O.S. Band, looped it and played with the tempo, arriving at a beat that's both narcotic and hypnotic, gleefully faded but also sorta partied out. "Peso" was the culmination of a slow move toward Southern rap values informing the music of artists that grew up in the North. Two years later French Montana's repping the Bronx with a full-on trap album, and A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord is in stores now merging Harlem swagger with Memphis sounds.