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A$AP Ferg Celebrates Giving Back To Harlem With A Soulful Single (Audio)

A$AP Ferg recently released his latest single "Brag." It comes in partnership with Adidas, who is helping the A$AP Mob rapper give back to his native section of Harlem. The partnership will help refurbish a running track near the neighborhood where Ferg grew up. As for "Brag," the Frankie P-produced... Read more

The 14 Best Hip-Hop Releases So Far In 2018 (Audio & Video)

Approaching 2018’s midpoint, the year has been absolutely incredible for Hip-Hop and Rap music. For many artists, the album is now shorter than it has ever been. Releases are more concentrated and digestible than they have been been in decades. Moreover, the MC/producer double-threat is winning, as is the chemistry... Read more

A$AP Rocky & Skepta Nod To DMX In An Ocean-Crossing Collabo (Video)

A$AP Rocky's new record Testing deserves recognition amidst almost two weeks worth of narratives driven by peers and their respective new and upcoming releases. Make no mistake that Lord Flacko packaged a few bangers into his latest solo effort. Rocky's hazy, sluggish team-up with Diddy on "Tony Tone" is one... Read more

A$AP Rocky’s Diddy Collabo Heats Up The Summer, Harlem Style (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen... Read more

A$AP Ferg Rocks A DJ Premier Beat As Hard As Anyone Has In Ages (Video)

Just under one month ago, DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg linked for "Our Streets." The hard-nosed Hip-Hop collaboration marked the relaunch of Payday Records, once home to JAY-Z, Jeru The Damaja, Showbiz & A.G., Group Home, WC, and more. Setting December off in style, Preemo and Ferg deliver the video,... Read more

DJ Premier & A$AP Ferg’s Conversation Shows Rap’s Generations Have More In Common Than Not (Video)

Gang Starr's DJ Premier is an important part of the Bad Boy Records story. He produced "Unbelievable," one of Biggie Smalls' most beloved songs. The Ready To Die inclusion first released as the B-side to crossover hit "Juicy." For the diamond-certified Life After Death, Preemo laced The Notorious B.I.G. with... Read more

DJ Premier Supplies A$AP Ferg With The Ultimate Beat For The Streets (Audio)

While few can say that they saw it coming, DJ Premier collaborating with A$AP Ferg is not really all that surprising. Just look at the history. Preemo has galvanized Hip-Hop culture from coast-to-coast, North and South, old and new, for more than 25 years. Meanwhile, Ferg regularly serves catchy "Rap... Read more

Busta Rhymes & Snoop Dogg Take A$AP Ferg’s Song To A New Level (Video)

A$AP Ferg is a student of the 1990s Rap scene. It's in his fashion, his cars, and his frequent choice of features—and more importantly, in his lyrics. Whereas A$AP Rocky was deeply influenced by UGK and Three 6 Mafia, Ferg has openly stated his influence from acts like Wu-Tang Clan,... Read more

Busta Rhymes Can Still Break Ya Neck With Raps In Only 41 Seconds… (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Twelvyy Steps To The Front Of A$AP Mob And Takes His Shot (Video)

UPDATE: A$AP Twelvyy has released the visual to "Strapped." The artful visual captures the New York MC in his element as he tells his story. Old A$AP Mob footage shows Ferg, the late Yams, and more as the crew's 2010 rise is documented. Twelvyy looks to stand apart, and his... Read more

AZ & Alchemist Give A$AP Twelvyy Motivation To Always Strive & Prosper (Audio)

A$AP Twelvyy is one of the Mob members who has not yet released an album. However, the New York City MC stays ready. "Motivation" is the latest burden of proof that the MC heard on Rocky's Live. Love. ASAP and Statik Selektah's Lucky 7 deserves his own platform. Moreover, this... Read more

A$AP Ferg Clears His Throat And Spits Like He Never Has Before (Video)

The runaway success of singles like "Work," "Shabba" and "New Level" has caused some to misjudge A$AP Ferg as an MC. On each of the songs, he chopped big trap beats with a simplified, sing-songy flow that fueled a belief that Ferg, along with his fellow A$AP brother, Rocky, was... Read more

A$AP Ferg & ScHoolboy Q Flash Back To 1996 With O.D.B.’s Son (Video)

A$AP Ferg just premiered his Always Strive And Prosper (April 22) single, "Let It Bang." Assisted by ScHoolboy Q, the song examines the ruggedness within both MC's families, and how addiction, incarceration, and the wild life were impressed upon Ferg and Quincy at a ripe, young age. Less than 24... Read more

ScHoolboy Q & Ferg Make The Latest TDE & A$AP Molotov Cocktail (Audio)

Before they were major label stars, A$AP Mob and Top Dawg Entertainment were making moves together. ScHoolboy Q has been especially close to the Harlem, New York collective. After appearing on Trap Lord's "Work Remix," Groovy Q and Ferg re-up for April 22's Always Strive And Prosper. "Let It Bang"... Read more

If A$AP Rocky Were A Super Hero, He’d Be Powerful & Pretty At Once (Video)

Hip-Hop's comic fascination continues, care of the illustrated Complex series. These vignettes ask artists what kind of super hero they would be, and creates the descriptions. After Raekwon's good-doing servant of the people, A$AP Rocky presents his own visions of heroism. Called "The Joker," Rocky's super-powers would not be unlike... Read more

A$AP Rocky & Rod Stewart Perform “Everyday” Together, In A Luxury SUV (Video)

One of the cooler new segments on TV is funnyman James Cordon's "Carpool Karaoke." Rather than the cliche on-stage performance, the British host for "The Late Late Show" drives around, and picks up celebrity musician guests for a little car-concert. Cordon's Range Rover picks up a fellow countryman in Rod... Read more

N.O.R.E. & A$AP Ferg Make Menacing Hip-Hop Together, That Still Feels Great (Audio)

In some ways, A$AP Ferg is to the 2010s, an extension of N.O.R.E. Both New York MCs are aggressive in the booth, while big on charisma in and out of the studio. Although each act may sometimes make rowdy tracks, aimed at the Trap sound or the dance-floor, both have... Read more

A$AP Rocky Reveals Changing A Homeless Man’s Life In An Astonishing Way

In a just-published, sprawling feature for The Guardian, A$AP Rocky is portrayed as a master of his own universe, grabbing control of his artistic and personal expressions without much input beyond. The person from whom he gained the most guidance, A$AP Yams, tragically passed away in January, leaving the break-out star... Read more

The Roots Go Psychedelic, Performing Two Nuggets With A$AP Rocky (Video)

For the second time, A$AP Rocky has a #1 album. The Harlem, New York MC took leaps in the tone and feel of May's At. Long. Last. A$AP album. The A$AP Worldwide/RCA/Polo Grounds release is a wavy presentation that deals with fame, fortune, and fashion—but with a differing sound than... Read more

A$AP Rocky & ScHoolboy Q Revive Their Chemistry With Danger Mouse’s Help (Audio)

A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q have been in cahoots since the days before either had major label backing. In 2015, both men are among Rap's elite, complete with plaques, national TV appearances, and out of genre feature work. From At.Long.Last.A$AP (June 2), the tandem reunites. "Electric Body" focuses on a... Read more

A$AP Rocky, Miguel, Mark Ronson & Rod Stewart on a Song Together? You Don’t Hear That Everyday (Audio)

A$AP Rocky's sophomore studio album, At.Long.Last.A$AP is less than a month away (June 2). Aiming to follow-up his platinum RCA/Polo Grounds debut from several years back, it's only the big guns for the Harlem, New Yorker. That's exactly what "Everyday" aims to be. Produced by the limitless Mark Ronson, the... Read more

Raekwon & A$AP Rocky Draw Parallels In Their Path To Stardom (Audio)

As 2015 continues to be a year of consistent Hip-Hop success, founding Wu-Tang member Raekwon has graced his fans with another release from his upcoming solo album Fly International Luxurious Art (F.I.L.A) (April 29) his first since his 2011 acclaimed LP, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang. In the song "I Got Money," Raekwon... Read more

Rest In Peace To A$AP Yams, A$AP Mob Co-Founder

This morning (January 18), the Hip-Hop world has been rocked with confirmed news of another tragic death. Twenty-six year-old Steven "A$AP Yams" Rodriguez, a co-founder in the A$AP Mob, and critical force behind the breakthrough of A$AP Rocky has died. Members of the Harlem, New York collective have confirmed the... Read more

A$AP Rocky Thrives On An Official Sam Smith Remix (Audio)

Sam Smith is killin' it in 2014. The 22 year-old British singer has dazzled fans of all kinds with his In The Lonely Hour debut. However, for the remix to "I'm Not The Only One," he looks to Harlem's resident star A$AP Rocky. Rocky, who's typically cool and hard to... Read more

Elle Varner & A$AP Ferg Stylishly Play The Wall In Don’t Wanna Dance (Video)

Released in early July, Elle Varner's A$AP Ferg collaboration "Don't Wanna Dance" served as the latest burden of proof that Ferg has tremendous crossover appeal. For the visual, the club works at the predicted setting. There, Elle and Ferg are wallflowers who still have the most fun, sending their message... Read more

The Final Installment Of A$AP Rocky’s SVDDXNLY Series (Video)

The previous four episodes of Noisey's SVDDXNLY Series gives the viewer an inside look into A$AP Rocky's introduction into Hip-Hop, the history behind the A$AP Mob, and his rise to stardom. In the final installment of the series, Rocky goes for a slice of pizza with his crew and chops... Read more

Unearth The Beginnings Of The A$AP Mob In SVDDXNLY: Part 3 (Video)

For A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob, it was their collective love of fashion, Texas Hip-Hop, purple drink, and the propensity for open mindedness that first linked the group formerly known as the Piff Crew together. In the latest episode of Noisey's SVDDXNLY series, the cameras follow Rocky through his... Read more

Preview A$AP Rocky’s Rise To Fame In Upcoming Documentary SVDDXNLY (Video)

It's clear now why A$AP Rocky and the rest of the Mob decided on their acronym, "Always Strive and Prosper," as the young Harlem based artistic collective have done nothing but that since their entrance into the limelight a few short years ago. Unbeknownst to Rocky at the time, a... Read more

A$AP Mob Drop a Bomb with Flex. This Cypher WILL Get You Gassed!! (Video)

After a busy 2013, A$AP Mob has been keeping it low-key in the 2-0-1-4 thus far. However, the Harlem conglomerate hit Funkmaster Flex's HOT 97 show last night (June 5) for the time-tested tradition of crew-freestyles. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Ant, A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy kicked the seated... Read more

Pusha T & A$AP Ferg Have Some Explosive Chemistry On The Sean C & LV-Produced Hand In My Pocket (Audio)

From Tyler, The Creator, to Kendrick Lamar, to Big Sean, Pusha T has always been able to carve out some chemistry with the hot new lyricists of the day. The Clipse MC has many styles, and is seemingly always able to blend with others. Such is the case on "Hand... Read more

Big Boi, A$AP Rocky & Phantogram Have An A-Ha Moment (Audio)

Big Boi's Monday mash-ups from Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors roll on strong. Daddy Fat Sax's standout, stunning collaboration with A$AP Rocky and his Phantogram homies "Lines" meets with early '80s hit "Take On Me" by A-Ha. The bar sing-along favorite is joined by some of Big's best rapping as... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Opens His Cadillac Doors To Pick Up A$AP Ferg In This Unlikely Collaboration (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. gets into a wavy, ATLiens-inspired transportation anthem in "Lac Lac." The song, inspired by Krizzle's penchant for Sevilles, Fleetwoods, and El Dorado's—flagship models of the Cadillac family of cars, has that percussion that complements any leisurely drive with the windows down. As a guest, K.R.I.T. looked outside of... Read more

A$AP Rocky Goes Back to the EDM Well When In Distress (Audio)

A$AP Rocky loves to operate around the perimeters of Hip-Hop. Harlem's latest major label representative returns to the charged percussion EDM sound many heard on his Wild for the Night Skrillex-produced song on his new cut, "In Distress." Featuring Gesaffelstein, the song traces how to manage stress in the dog-eat-dog... Read more

If You Don’t Shop At Target, You Won’t Get This Fuzzed-Out ScHoolboy Q & A$AP Rocky Jam (Audio)

Collaborations are a driving force on ScHoolboy Q's OXYMORON. From links with Tyler, The Creator and 2 Chainz, to the king of "links" himself, Raekwon, the major label debut from Quincy is an opportunity to hear how he blends with some new friends. However, for almost two years, Q's been... Read more

Clams Casino Releases Another Block Of Instrumentals, Including Beats For MF DOOM & Mac Miller (Mixtape)

Nutley, New Jersey's own, Clams Casino, stayed strong in 2013. Amidst a three, four-year run with joints for A$AP Rocky, Lil B, Mac Miller, and MF DOOM, C.C. stays the course. In keeping with tradition, he released a new Instrumentals download project. Over the years, these have defied genre and... Read more

This Week in Video Brought New Music From Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar, Method Man & A$AP Mob and More (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new music from Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar, as well as new videos from Method Man & A$AP Mob, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Talib Kweli, Stalley, Astro and more. Check out the Video Playlist. Related: This Week in Video Was Dominated By Kanye West’s... Read more

Method Man Blesses A$AP Mob With His Iron Lung On Trillmatic (Video)

Hours after Funkmaster Flex liberated the audio, A$AP Mob unveils "Trillmatic." One of the Mob's reigning qualities is their ability to blend with a '90s style—thus employing Onyx, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and B-Real on Ferg's debut. That aesthetic is true of "Trillmatic," where big brother Method Man slides in on a... Read more

Travi$ Scott Releases One of the Most Visually-Stunning and Disturbing Videos of the Year for Uptown. Let the Illuminati Talks Begin (Video)

Heads may still be warming up to Travi$ Scott. Along with CyHi, Trav is one of the newer acts to the G.O.O.D. Music crew, and he also is a member of T.I.'s Hustle Gang, and part of a joint venture with Grand Hustle. You can get a sense of his... Read more

Vic Mensa, A$AP Rocky & Bun B Drop Bars In Rap Fix Freestyle (Video)

Think Vic Mensa takes an appearance alongside Bun B, Kool DJ Red Alert, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Yams, Sway Calloway and Nadeska lightly? Hardly. When was the last time you've seen an MC go so far that he nearly had to be pried off the mic. A$AP, a disciple of Bun's... Read more

Bun B Tells A$AP Rocky UGK’s Craziest (Almost) Fight Story (Video)

A$AP Rocky's Noisey Back & Forth series rolls onward. On a Houston tour stop, Bun B hops on the bus and seemingly makes a rare faded appearance (post-2007) to tell Rocky about the history (and sometimes misuse) of the world "Trill," his support of A Tribe Called Quest and Leaders... Read more

A$AP Rocky – Fashion Killa (Video)

The same week that he stars in Drake's "Hold On (We're Going Home)" video, A$AP Rocky rolls out his visual to "Fashion Killa." What's more, he gets Rihanna to star in his video (see a trend here?). The ChillWave-inspired track that Rocky co-produced gets a video worthy of a fashion... Read more