According to the Harlem, New York native, he’s relying on countries like the United Kingdom and Japan to record fresh tunes.
Get the Harlem World Newsletter
So when, exactly, is the new music coming out? “ASAP, no pun intended. The ‘Cozy Tapes’ stuff [the album from his hip-hop collective A$AP Mob] is coming out first.” On Jan. 27 via Twitter, Mayers previewed a track called “Please Don’t Touch My Raf.” “You know, like Raf Simons. It’s a popular hashtag,” he noted of the title. For now, he remains in London recording. “It feels like home to me and it’s not too far from New York. Then I’m off to Hawaii and a few other places to record, and to Japan to get inspired.” (WWD)
A few months ago, A$AP Rocky joined forces with MTV with a multi-year executive deal.
“I think we need to get people more in tune with vignettes, video clips,” the musician said in an interview. “That’s really going to be my strong suit.” MTV has signed A$AP Rocky to a two-year deal under which he will devise original concepts, experiment with programming and various pieces of MTV intellectual property, and develop content for advertisers. He and his company, AWGE, will form a venture called MTV Labs, billed as a “creative incubator” unit. (Variety)
Last fall, reports surfaced about A$AP joining a star-studded cast of upcoming Hollywood movie Monster.
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (“The Birth of a Nation”) and Jennifer Hudson are starring in the independent drama “Monster,” which is starting production this week in New York City. Bron Studios has joined forces with Tonik Productions and Get Lifted Film Co. to co-produce and finance. The cast includes Jennifer Ehle, A$AP Rocky, Nas, Tim Blake Nelson, John David Washington and Jeffrey Wright. (Variety)
A few weeks prior, Rocky lit up social media after getting spotted working on his third solo album with rock legend Lenny Kravitz.