RCA Records rapper A$AP Rocky is enjoying his success! He released his debut album, entitled Long.Live.A$AP which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. He also took the Hip-Hop fashion movement to another level and now he is gearing up to embark on a world tour with Rihanna this Spring 2013. Jay-Z’s Life & Times caught up with the Harlem native for an exclusive interview. He talked about Tyler the Creator diss, his next single, dating Teyana Taylor, touring with Rihanna, fashion and more. Below are some highlights:
When the single “Fuckin’ Problems” was released, Tyler, The Creator took to Twitter and said “So funny when someone releases a new song with the same four people that we expected to be on it with the same shitty “Trap” beat Hahaha.” What did you think of that?
He has his opinions and he’s entitled to them, so it’s whatever. Hell no, I’m not tripping over what Tyler, The Creator said. I’m Jiggy.
Have you decided on the next single yet?
Yeah, maybe “Wild For The Night” with Skrillex. I wanna do something with that. Maybe “Fashion Killa.”
On collaborating with fellow Harlem artists like Teyana Taylor and Azealia Banks.
I used to date Teyana. She’s my ex. And A$AP AV used to date Azealia. But yeah I don’t know because I think people expect that. People expect us to work together and I want to do the unexpected. There’s 16 tracks on the album, eight are solo and eight are features. But they’re organic. It fits for me. That’s the only reason why I did them. I didn’t want to do something that made it feel like I was forcing it. I didn’t want to compromise or settle, I just wanted everything to be organic. That’s why I worked with the people I respected creatively. I want to collaborate with Jessie Ware. That’s going to happen. Also MGMT. I’d love to work with Adele.
You’re touring with Rihanna later this year, any special plans for that?
To have fun. I forgot about that one! I’m actually excited about it. Like that’s going to be some rockstar shit, don’t you think? I just want to do my A$AP Rocky thing and go there and have some fuckin’ fun!
Are you always looking for the next big thing in fashion?
Yeah. I mean I brought back the Air Force Ones with the straps. Now you see them on runways and in magazines. It’s funny. People like Dior, now have girls in Dior tops and Air Force Ones on their feet. That shit’s crazy. I wouldn’t want to do my own clothing line, but I’d like to collaborate with some designers. That would be dope. I have a lot of ideas.
What’s the plan next in regards to the rest of the A$AP Mob?
Well, A$AP Ferg is up next. You’ll be seeing a lot from him next.
Credit: Life & Times
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