A$AP Rocky has a lot of layers to his creativity. He first hopped on the scene in 2011 when he dropped his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP. However, before the tape was officially released, his song “Peso” was leaked online and fans began wondering who he was. The A$AP in front of his rap name (his legal name is Rakim Mayers) is due to the hip-hop collective that he is a part of. It includes A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant, A$AP Bari, the late A$AP Yams, and more.
Two years after the drop of his 2011 mixtape, he released his debut album Long. Live. A$AP. The album debuted at No. 1. The album contained “Fashion Killa,” “Goldie,” and his lead single “F—– Problems.” The latter track featured Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and 2 Chainz. It was also nominated for the Best Rap Song at the 2014 Grammys.
What’s Next for A$AP Rocky?
In his personal life, he just welcomed his second child with his girlfriend Rihanna. The couple has two sons, RZA, who was born last May, and Riot Rose, who was born in August.
Music-wise, Rocky fans should expect a new album from him this year. The rapper said earlier this year that his new album is already complete. “It’s finished and we just putting the finishing touches on it. It’s coming for sure,” he promised back in January, per HipHopDX.
Since then, he has released “Same Problems?” and “RIOT (Rowdy Pipe’n)” as a lead artist. He also teased that Don’t Be Dumb will have features from Tyler, The Creator, Miguel, Thundercat, Lil Yachty, and more. Fans thought he was hinting at an August release date when he tweeted “AWGEST,” but it is now September, and no album update has been made at this time. However, while we wait, we can take a look at eight of his best songs ranked below: