A$AP Rocky is an American rapper, record producer, and record executive. He embarked on his musical career as a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. In August 2011, Rocky’s single “Peso” was leaked online and within weeks began receiving radio airplay. He released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, later that year to widespread critical acclaim. He has won a BET Award, two BET Hip Hop Awards, an MTV Video Music Award Japan and an MTVU Woodie Award, as well as being nominated for two Grammy Awards, six World Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards and two MTV Europe Music Awards. Rocky has also directed music videos for himself, Danny Brown, and other A$AP Mob members.
Rakim Athelaston Mayers
Lord Flacko, A$AP Rocky, A$AP, A$AP Mob, Always Strive, and Prosper
Rapper, Record Producer, Music Video Director, Model, Songwriter, Actor
Hip Hop, Trap, Cloud Rap
ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, Sony Music Entertainment
Birthday / Date of Birth
A$AP Rocky was born on the 3rd of October 1988, in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States.
He’s currently 34 years old.
He is of African-Barbadian and African-American descent.
Rocky received his education at the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex, a “vertical campus” of the New York City Department of Education which contains a number of small public schools.
- Father – Adrian “Duke” Mayers
- Mother – Renee Black (Nurse’s Assistant)
- Siblings – Ricky Mayers (Late Older Brother), Erika B. Mayers (Younger Sister)
Girlfriend / Spouse
A$AP Rocky has dated –
- Teyana Taylor (2006-2007) – Between 2006 and 2007, Rocky was involved in a romantic relationship with singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and model, Teyana Taylor.
- Iggy Azalea (2011-2012) – At the end of 2011, ASAP started dating Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. They were introduced to each other by American record producer Chase N. Cashe. In July 2012, The duo dated for about six months before finally separating.
- Rita Ora (2012) – As soon as he broke up with Iggy Azalea, he found his new love in the form of British singer and actress, Rita Ora. In late 2012, This proved to be a rather short-term relationship that ended.
- Chanel Iman (April 2013-October 2014) – In April 2013, ASAP first had an encounter with model Chanel Iman. They began dating soon after. After dating for almost eighteen months, in October 2014, they ended their relationship citing a busy touring schedule as the main reason for separation.
- Rihanna (2013, 2020-Present) – In 2013, Rocky had a fling with Barbadian singer, Rihanna. After a gap of 7 years, in November 2020, the news of Rihanna dating Rocky once again emerged. They were spotted having dinner and a source confirmed to People magazine that they are indeed a couple. In January 2022, it was revealed that Rihanna and Asap Rocky were expecting their first child together. The couple welcomed a baby boy named RZA Athelston Mayers. In February 2023, it was revealed that they were expecting their 2nd child together.
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 178 cm
- In meters – 1.78 m
- In Kilograms – 74 kg
- In Pounds – 163 lbs
He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.
A$AP became known after Performing the mixtape Live. Love ASAP in the year 2011 which led him to strike a multi-million dollar deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment. His debut album Long. Live. A$AP also worked wonders for him, and it was able to reach #1 position in a short time on various music charts.
In 2013, Rocky’s first album was Long. Live. ASAP which was released via A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records. The album was certified as ‘Gold’ in the US and Canada and charted at #1 at Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums Chart.
In 2015, A$AP had his first film onscreen role in the movie Dope as Dom and she made her theatrical film debut as Paula in the thriller movie Double Daddy in June 2015.
In 2015, Rocky landed his first role in television by appearing as Himself in the series, Comedy Bang! Bang!.
ASAP has appeared in TV commercials for Adidas “Quick Ain’t Fair” (2013) and Monster DNA “Road Trippin” (2013).
A$AP Rocky Net worth
A$AP Rocky has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2023.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About A$AP Rocky
- Rakim was born in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, a borough of New York City. His father is from Barbados.
- Mayers started rapping at age nine, when he moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He learned how to rap from his older brother, who also wore the Cornrows hairdo that A$AP Rocky later adopted.
- ASAP’s father was apprehended and sent to jail for selling drugs when he was 12 years old. A year later, his brother got killed.
- When he was 14 years old, he started selling weed with his mother and sister around homeless shelters in Manhattan, and a year later, he sold crack in the Bronx.
- In 2007, A$AP Rocky joined the A$AP Mob crew, a Harlem-based collective of rappers, producers, music video directors, fashion designers, and bikers who shared similar interests in music, fashion, style, and art.
- In October 2011, he established his own company ASAP Worldwide with A&R and executive producer, Steven Rodriguez, who is better known by his nickname ASAP Yams.
- In 2013, his album Long. Live. ASAP released to critical acclaim and subsequently stood no.1 on the Billboard 200 for four consecutive weeks.
- In 2015, his second album which was released also topped the Billboard 200 and thus made him the hottest rapper around.
- In 2020, A$AP co-starred documentary film, Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, alongside Nick Offerman and Sting.
- In April 2022, Rocky was arrested at LAX Airport in Los Angeles due to his connection to a November 2021 shooting. He was later released after posting a $550,000 bond. In December 2022, he reportedly launched his interior design studio, HOMMEMADE.
- In February 2023, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna graced the cover of British Vogue along with their son.