A$AP Rocky Speaks On Getting A Role In “Dope” & Tupac Comparisons

Written by Nigel D. / 01.28.15

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You were really good in “Dope.” Is it true you approached the director, Rick Famuyiwa, about being in the film?

A$AP Rocky: Yeah. I was helping Chanel with her lines, and there was one role where I was like, “Oh, this dumb kid, he seems a little interesting. I want to go for it.” I was actually in London recording my album, and I figured I’d just send a video in. So I sent two videos, and they liked them. And two months later, when I flew to L.A., I met up with Rick and did an audition in front of him, and he just decided to go with me. To be honest with you, I was worried that I didn’t get the role. I was pissed.

People have compared you to Tupac.

A$AP Rocky: I think that’s not a fair comparison. Those shoes are way too big to try to fill. I’m nothing like Pac. Nobody is, you know? It would be an honor to be influential and to be as revolutionary and universal as he was, to have that kind of impact with a genre like hip-hop. Which is, at this point — don’t even get me started with hip-hop.

Full interview: NY Times

“Dope” premiered at the Sundance Movie festival this past weekend, we will provide updates on the release to the general public. I never heard of comparisons to Tupac, I don’t think any artist should be compared to him.

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A$AP Rocky – Pretty Flacko II

Written by Nigel D. / 12.31.14

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A$AP Rocky ends 2014 with the release of “Pretty Flacko II.”

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A$AP Rocky Speaks On Dissing HBA & Been Trill

Written by Nigel D. / 11.06.14

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NYMag: So you weren’t as into it anymore.
A$AP Rocky: It is what it is. HBA s**t is weak.

NYMag: How about Been Trill? [On "Multiply," Rocky also says, "I ain't really fucking with that Been Trill."]
A$AP Rocky: That s**t is wack, too.

NYMag: Anything in particular?
A$AP Rocky: I’m going to put it to you like this: I can say that I’ve been scrutinized for my fashion since I was about 15 years old. A lot of people got it easy. I feel like I had to go through the whole Civil Rights Movement just to be comfortable, to make other people comfortable, to be able to wear what they want to wear, and a lot of dudes are just claiming to have it without having to have that sacrifice or suffering through all that kind of s**t. We’ve been through that kind of s**t. That’s all I can really say about it. It is really miniscule. It’s no real beef.
Full Interview: NYMag

A$AP rocky speaks on his shots at HBA and Been Trill on “Multiply.” Do these brands owe A$AP Rocky anything in your opinion?

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Smoke DZA ft. Camron & A$AP Rocky – Valid Remix

Written by Nigel D. / 10.28.14

Smoke DZA gets Cam’ron and A$AP Rocky on the “Valid” remix.

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Shy Glizzy ft. 2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky – Awwsome

Written by Nigel D. / 10.22.14

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Shy Glizzy gets 2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky on the “Awwsome” remix.

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Video: A$AP Rocky – Multiply

Written by Nigel D. / 10.03.14

The A$AP Mob group album has been cancelled so A$AP Rocky is ready to focus on his solo project. Check out his latest video for “Multiply.”

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Video: Tinashe ft. A$AP Rocky – Pretend

Written by Nigel D. / 09.29.14

Tinashe follows up the hit “2 On,” with “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky. Her album “Aquarius” goes on sale October 7th.

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