• Rakim Mayers was born in Harlem, New York City in 1988 and is better known by his stage name A$AP Rocky
• As a child he had a difficult upbringing with his father in jail and his brother being killed
• He joined the A$AP Mob group which helped him gain attention for his unique style
• Rocky has collaborated with big fashion names such as Raf Simons, Jeremy Scott, and Dior
• His net worth is estimated to be $6 million from his successful music career and business ventures
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Date Of Birth||October 3, 1988|
- 1 Who is A$AP Rocky?
- 2 A$AP Rocky Childhood and Early Life
- 3 How did A$AP Rocky became famous?
- 4 A$AP Rocky in Film and Fashion
- 5 A$AP Rocky’s Net Worth
- 6 A$AP Rocky’s Personal Life
- 7 General Info
- 8 Accomplishments
- 9 Social profile links
- 10 Quotes
- 11 Pictures
- 12 Movies
- 13 Awards
Who is A$AP Rocky?
Born Rakim Mayers on the 3rd of October 1988, under his stage name of A$AP Rocky he is an American hip-hop artist, actor, and fashion icon, who became famous for his songs “Peso” and “Purple Swag”. He gained attention for his unique style, and later on entered the world of fashion working with big names including Raf Simons, Jeremy Scott and the fashion house Dior.
A$AP Rocky Childhood and Early Life
Rocky had a hard time as a kid, as his father was sent to jail when Rocky was just 12 in relation to selling drugs, while his brother was killed just a year later. It left him his mother and two sisters living and moving from one homeless shelter to another. He also resorted to selling drugs on the street to survive and help his family.
Rocky started his love affair with rap music when he was in primary school. He started writing his own songs when he was in third grade, but didn’t actually start rapping until he was 17.
How did A$AP Rocky became famous?
At the age of 19, Rock joined the group A$AP Mob created by A$AP Yams, A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz, various artists and professionals who shared the same interest in fashion, music, and style. Some of the members of the group are rappers, producers and video directors who helped Rocky produce and release his first single, “Purple Swag” in 2011. The song became a massive hit in New York, and helped start his career.
A few months later, Rocky’s yet to be released single “Peso” was leaked online and became a major hit. After releasing a video for “Purple Swag”, he started gaining attention from major recording studios; in October of 2011, he released his first mixtape entitled “Live.Love.A$AP” which was received positively by both fans and critics, and he also decided to sign a contract with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music for $3 million. It elevated his career and also helped boost his net worth tremendously.
After the success if his mixtape, Rocky released his debut album “Long.Live.A$AP” in 2013, featuring a number of artists including Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Joey Basa$$, and A$AP Ferg. The album reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold over three million copies in the US. The album also featured such eventual hits including “Wild for the Night”, “Fashion Killa”, and “Goldie”. The success of the album also helped in his fame and wealth.
In 2015, Rocky released his second album entitled “At.Long.Last.A$AP,” and once again featured a number of big names in the music industry, including Kanye West, MIA, Mark Ronson, and even Rod Stewart. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and again became a huge hit among his fans, and even the critics in the music industry with its psychedelic influences that he attributes to his use of drugs. The fame of the album also contributed greatly to his success and net worth.
In 2018, after dropping hints here and there, he is set to release his third album – “Testing” – this year.
A$AP Rocky in Film and Fashion
Aside from a successful career in music, Rocky also ventured into the world of acting and fashion. He appeared in the movie “Dope” playing a drug dealer, and appeared in various films as himself, including “Zoolander 2” and “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.”
Rocky also became known for his unique fashion sense; he is known to mention big fashion names in his songs including Hermes, Saint Laurent, and Raf Simons to name a few, and he later became friends with these designers, and started collaborating on various projects.
— Spotify (@Spotify) January 17, 2018
Rocky along with his A$AP Mob crew partnered with West Coast label Black Scale to release a collection of sweaters and T-shirts. He also worked with designer Jeremy Scott to produce an all-black pair of Adidas Wings trainers. He also made history in 2016 when he became the face of Dior Homme—the first one to be a person of color. His various business ventures both in film and fashion helped in elevating his career and his wealth.
A$AP Rocky’s Net Worth
As of early 2018, based on authoritative sources Rocky’s net worth is $6 million. He was able to acquire his massive wealth through the sale of his various hit songs and albums and his other business ventures.
A$AP Rocky’s Personal Life
Rocky is known to date famous female celebrities and personalities, including Australian rapper Iggy Azalea from 2011 to 2012, model Chanel Iman from 2012 to 2014, Tahiry Jones from 2014 to 2017, and most recently Kendall Jenner from 2016 to 2017. However, he is still officially single.
|Full Name||A$AP Rocky|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Salary||three million dollars|
|Date Of Birth||October 3, 1988|
|Profession||Record producer, Music Video Director, Rapper, Fashion Designer, Actor, Model, Singer, Songwriter, L$D, Fuckin' Problems, Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2|
|Awards||BET Award for Best Collaboration, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, BET Hip Hop Award for Made You Look Award, L$D, Fuckin' Problems, Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2|
|Nominations||Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, BET Award for Video Director of the Year, BET Award for Video of the Year, BET Award for Viewer's Choice, BET Award for Best New Artist, BET Hip Ho...|
|1||I don't know the process behind the scenes that goes with being a fashion designer and doing a show, but I guess it's what it's like for any artist after a show or after wrapping up an album.|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2015||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Dope||2015||performer: "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 LPFJ2" - as ASAP Rocky / writer: "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 LPFJ2"|
|American Music Awards 2014||2014||TV Special performer: "I'm Not the Only One"|
|Divergent||2014||performer: "In Distress"|
|Todd's Pop Song Reviews||2014||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Grand Theft Auto V||2013||Video Game performer: "Kush Coma" - as AS$P Rocky / performer: "R-Cali" - as A$AP Rocky / writer: "R-Cali", "Kush Coma"|
|Saints Row IV||2013||Video Game writer: "Goldie"|
|The Internship||2013||performer: "Hot Thing" - as A$AP Rocky / writer: "Hot Thing"|
|The Hangover Part III||2013||performer: "F**kin' Problems" - as A$AP Rocky / writer: "F**kin' Problems"|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2013||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Dope||2015||Dom (as A$ap Rocky)|
|Baby Gangster||2014||Documentary short as A$AP Rocky|
|Svddxnly||2014||Documentary executive producer|
|The Late Late Show with James Corden||2015||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2015||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer||2015||Documentary||Himself|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Made in Hollywood||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2015||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|American Music Awards 2014||2014||TV Special||Himself (as A$AP Rocky)|
|RapFix Live||2012-2013||TV Series||Himself|
|2013 BET Hip Hop Awards||2013||TV Special||Himself (as A$AP Rocky)|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|2013 MTV Video Music Awards||2013||TV Special||Himself - Nominee / Presenter|
|BET Awards 2013||2013||TV Special||Himself (as A$AP Rocky)|
|The Show with Vinny||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|The Hour||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|A$AP Rocky: A$VP||2012||TV Movie documentary||Himself (as A$AP Rocky)|
|2015||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Best Editing|
|2015||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Best Song of the Summer|
|2014||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Rap Song|
|2013||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Best Hip-Hop Video|
|2012||VMA||MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)||Best Editing|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia