Who is ASAP Rocky?
ASAP Rocky has risen to prominence in recent years, with his No. 1 albums “Long. Live. ASAP” and “At. Long. Last. ASAP” (2015), which both topped the US Billboard 200, US R&B/Hip-Hop, and “US Rap charts, while also achieving platinum status in the US. Some of his most successful songs include “Fuckin’ Problems”, which is a collaboration with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and 2 Chainz, and “Praise the Lord (Da Shine), which is a duet with Skepta.
So, do you want to find out more about ASAP Rocky, from his troubled childhood to most recent career endeavors, and his personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while as we bring you closer to one of the most successful rappers from Harlem.
ASAP Rocky Wiki: Age, Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education
Born as Rakim Mayers on the 3rd October 1988, in Harlem, New York City USA, he is of African American ancestry from her mother’s side, while his father is from Barbados. He is the youngest child. and had an older brother who was killed when ASAP was only 13 years old, while his older sister’s name is Erika B. Mayers.
When ASAP was nine years old, he moved with his family to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he started rapping, inspired by his older brother, a big idol in ASAP’s eyes who had a French braids hairdo, which Rocky later adopted himself. ASAP was 12 when his father died, and once his brother left him, ASAP found solace in rapping. However, in order to support himself and his older sister and mother, he would team up with them and sell drugs, and when he was just 13 years old was involved in his first orgy. Before he started his professional career, ASAP Rocky spent two weeks in Rikers Island prison for drug dealing.
ASAP’s career started in 2007 when he became a part of the ASAP Mob, a hip-hop crew comprised of Harlem-based rappers, producers, music video directors, and other people involved in entertainment and arts such as fashion design. His first original song was “Purple Swag”, which became a hit in New York, and an anthem on the streets, and after the video for the song was made, ASAP slowly reached stardom. He continued to produce music and the single “Peso”, which received positive critiques, and received an offer from RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music, worth $3 million upon releasing his mixtape “Live. Love. ASAP”, so upon signing the contract, he started his own record label – ASAP Worldwide.
Rise to Prominence
In early 2012 ASAP became a part of Drake’s Club Paradise Tour alongside Kendrick Lamar. He continued to perform live across the USA, including at the Pitchfork Music Festival, and then in January 2015 his mixtape was released as the studio album “Long. Live. ASAP”, which topped the charts and achieved platinum status in the US. Two years later his album “At. Long. Last. ASAP” came out, which also topped the charts and achieved platinum status in the USA.
Most recently, ASAP released his third album – “Testing” (2018) – which isn’t quite as successful as its predecessors, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart and No. 3 on R&B/Hip-Hop and US Rap charts, while selling just over 100,000 copies. The album spawned such hits as “Everyday”, featuring Rod Steward, Miguel, and Mark Ronson, then “LSD”, and “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2”, among many others that have increased ASAP Rocky’s wealth.
Rocky is a part of the hip-hop collective ASAP Mob, formed in 2006; the group comprises of Harlem-based rappers, record producers and other people involved in the entertainment industry, that have the moniker ASAP in their stage name. The members include ASAP Ferg, ASAP Nast, ASAP Ty Beats, ASAP Twelvyy, and ASAP Ant and ASAP Illz, while ASAP Yams passed away. With the collective, ASAP has released two studio albums – “Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends” (2016), and “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy” (2017).
A Successful Businessman
In addition to music, ASAP has shown that he has a nose for business; he has collaborated with Guess to launch the clothing line entitled “Gue$$”, inspired by vintage ‘90s clothing, while he also collaborated with Raf Simons, and has a contract with William Morris Endeavor, among other interests.
ASAP Rocky Net Worth
Coming from the tough area of Harlem, ASAP took rapping as a career, which has turned out to be a smart decision; since entering the scene in 2011, he has become a household name. So, have you ever wondered how rich ASAP Rocky is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that ASAP Rocky’s net worth is as high as $6 million, which would seem very likely to increase, assuming that he successfully continues his career.
ASAP Rocky Personal Life, Dating, Affairs, Girlfriend
When it comes to his personal life, ASAP Rocky has been very open, and shares almost every intimate detail with his fans. He has been in several high-profile relationships, but apparently wasn’t ready for a long-term relationship. He was in a romance with Teyana Taylor from 2004 to 2006, then with Iggy Azalea from 2011 to 2012, and Chanel Iman from 2012 to 2014, while in recent years he has dated Tahriry Jose, Kendall Jenner and Tina Kunakey.
THANK$ LADIE$??? pic.twitter.com/4J60GzgQgb
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) January 29, 2019
ASAP Rocky Internet Fame
Over the years, ASAP Has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Facebook, while he is also no stranger on Twitter. His official Instagram page has over eight million fans, while on Facebook, ASAP has around six million loyal fans, with whom he has shared his most recent career endeavors, including the announcement of his concert in Tampere, Finland. You can find ASAP Rocky in Twitter as well, on which he has over 2.3 million fans.
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent rapper, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages, and see what he is up to next.