10 Facts about Asap Rocky

Friday, April 3rd 2015. | Music

Let me show you the interesting facts about Rakim Mayers in Facts about Asap Rocky. He is the famous American rapper from Harlem, New York City.  He is famous under the stage of ASAP Rocky. But it is written in A$AP Rocky. He was born on 3 October 1988 and was raised in Harlem. He adopted his moniker from the name of a hip hop group called A$AP Mob. He is one of the members. Find out more interesting facts about Asap rocky by reading the following post below:

Facts about Asap Rocky 1: debut

In 2011, he released his debut mixtape with the title Live. Love. A$AP. It made him famous and gained critical acclaim.

Facts about Asap Rocky 2: a record deal

Due to his wonderful debut mixtape, he was offered for a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music.

Facts about Asap Rocky

Facts about Asap Rocky

Facts about Asap Rocky 3: the debut album

His debut album was released in 2013. The title is Long. Live. A$AP. It was also praised by the critics. In Billboard 200, the album debuted at number one.

Facts about Asap Rocky 4: the music videos

Rocky is also a great director and producer. Do you know that the music videos Asap Mob members and Danny brown were directed by Rocky? He also directed his own music videos. Rocky was famous with pseudonym Lord Flacko when he became a record producer.

Asap Rocky

Asap Rocky

Facts about Asap Rocky 5: the family life

ASAP Rocky has a younger sister.  Rocky was born in Harlem, New York City in 1988.  Do you know that his father was originated from Barbados?

Facts about Asap Rocky 6: the name

The real name of Asap Rocky is Rakim Mayers. The name Rakim was taken from the name of the famous Hip Hop Legend, Rakim. ASAP Nast is another member of ASAP Mob. He is the cousin of Rakim Mayers.

Asap Rocky Rapper

Asap Rocky Rapper

Facts about Asap Rocky 7:  rap

When he was only 8 years old, he learned on how to rap.  His older brother was his teacher.  Mayers adopted the French Braid hairdo after he saw it on his older brother. Find out another musician in Facts about Arnold Schoenberg.

Facts about Asap Rocky 8: father

His father was arrested in his connection of selling drugs when Asap Rocky was only twelve years old. In 2012, his father passed away. Another terrible incident was when his brother got killed in Harlem. At that time, he was only 13 years old.   The death of his brother encouraged Rocky to learn a lot about rapping.

Asap Rocky Pic

Asap Rocky Pic

Facts about Asap Rocky 9: ASAP Mob crew

He became the member of ASAP Mob crew in 2007.  It is a group of music video directors, rappers, producers, bikers, and fashioned designers based in Harlem. Get facts about Arctic Monkeys here.

Facts about ASAP Rocky 10: Peso

Peso was his debut single released in August 2011.

Asap Rocky Facts

Asap Rocky Facts

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