Rakim Mayers also known as ASAP ROCKY is an American rapper/ producer that were born on October 3, 1988 in Harlem, New York. He was the part of ASAP Mob in which he gets his stage name. Rakim was influenced by his brother in rapping; he started doing it when he was eight years old. Rakim was raise in a dark past life due to the death of his Father after it was put in prison and killed afterwards plus his brother was also killed in their home place. as the negative effect of the past, he exposed on selling the drugs like his father, but eventually at age of 15 they moved out to New Jersey.
In the year 2007, he pursues his talent as a rapper and joined the ASAP (Always Strive and Prosper) Mob Crew, a group of different artists like music producers, video directors, rapper, and bikers etc. he released a compilation album made by his fans in Paris that was called “Deep Purple” on 8th of July 2011 that comprises of his YouTube Songs. Followed by his mixtape entitled “Live. Love. ASAP” on October 31, 2011 that was produced by ASAP Ty Beats, Beautiful Lou along side with Clams Casino, DJ Burn One, Lyl, The Olympics as well as Soufien 3000 and SpaceGhosrPurrp. It was recorded in Ishlab Music Studio in New York City that comprises of 16 tracks which he collaborated with Schoolboy Q, Fat Tony, ASAP Nast, ASAP Ferg and Main Attrakoinz. He performed in Summer Jam, Rock the Bells as well as in South by Southwest and Pitchfork Music Festival to promote the album.
In 2013, he released his debut album that was called “Long. Live. ASAP” on January 15, 2013 through ASAP Worldwide and it was produced with lots of producers. The album contains 12 tracks featuring Santigold, OverDoz, Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, Skrillez & Bridy Nam Nam, Joey Badass, Big K.R.I.T in some of his songs. The album peaked at the top in Canadian Albums Chart, UK R&B Albums Chart, US Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums.
ASAP Rocky received many awards and nomination through his songs and performances. he won the Best Hip/Hop Style, Best Collaboration, Duo or Group, Sweet 16 by BET Hip Hop Awards in the year 2013 plus he also got the BET Awards for Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Artist by MTV Video Music Awards in Japan and aside from that he got 23 nomination all throughout his career. According to him, he is working his 2nd album that will release at the end of 2014, so all his fans is looking forward to see the album…