Monday, January 30, 2012
ASAP Rocky (AKA Rakim Mayers) released his stunning LIVELOVEA$AP mixtape last October. LIVELOVEA$AP fuses Rocky's dexterous delivery and raw lyrics with unique beats offered up by producers like rising star, Clams Casino. The 23-year old has the back story to support his brash, punchy lyrics. He started rhyming before the age of 10, saw his father go to prison on drug charges when he was 12, and his brother was killed when Rocky was just 13.
Those trials and tribulations inspired him to take to his craft seriously and that dedication is certainly paying off. "Wassup," a track that appears to mock the materialistic tendencies of mainstream hip hop artists, is the latest single off of the mixtape. The chilled out production feels oh-so right as it melds gently with Rocky's confidently unfiltered rhymes.
Check out the NSFW video for "Wassup" (produced in conjunction with VICE) below. Download the track, along with the entire LIVELOVEA$AP mixtape for FREE here.