A$AP Rocky the American rapper was born as Rakim Mayers on Oct. 3, 1988. He is a multi-talented man who juggles a lot of professions. Apart from being a hit artist, he is also a record producer, actor, director, and model. Rocky belongs to the hip hop group A$AP Mob. It was in the year 2011 that he received the critical appraisal for his debut mixtape entitled Live.Love.A$AP.
Rakim Mayers was born to a Barbados native father and African American mother in the neighborhood of Harlem, New York. His parents named him after the hip hop singer Rakim and true to his name he started rapping from the tender age of 8. Rocky learned the art of rapping from his elder brother and also adopted his famous French braids hairdo.
Rocky had a troubled childhood as his father was sentenced to jail when he was barely 12 years old in connection with drugs. His father died in 2012 and when Rocky was 13 years old, his brother was murdered in their neighborhood. As an upcoming artist, he grew up listening and being influenced by The Diplomats, Three 6 Mafia, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep and other rappers.
The type of environment one lives in influences people and Rocky was no exception. He got involved in selling drugs along with his mother and sister while moving around in shelter homes with them. He moved to Manhattan from a shelter house in New York City.
Career: Rocky became a part of the A$AP Mob Crew which was collectively formed by a group of rappers, music video directors, bikers producers and alike who had the same interest in music, style, art and fashion in the year 2007. In the early stages of his career, he released Deep Purple, a mixtape which was not so popular.
Peso, his first single was leaked before it was released online in 2011 and within few weeks it was played on Hot 97 radio station in New York. In the same year, he released Live.Love.A$AP which got a critical appraisal and led him to sign a $3 million record deal for two years with the Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records. More success followed and in the year 2012 he got nominated for Sound of 2012 under BBC.
Rocky’s music tour started in 2012 as he accompanied Kendrick Lamar and opened the act for Club Paradise Tour which was Drake’s tour. However, in the month of June, he left A$AP following an accusation on A$AP Twelvyy for jumping Raider klan’s matt stoops by SpaceGhostPurrp. Rocky released his Pretty Flacko 2 in 2015, a lead single. In the month of May, his album At.Long.Last.A$AP which featured artists like M.I.A, Kanye West, Rod Steward, Schoolboy Q and others topped Billboard 200 chart.
As a renowned celebrity, A$AP Rocky maintained the relationship with other high profile artists including Chanel Iman, Iggy Azalea, and Kendall Jenner. He is human has contributed toward philanthropic causes including DoSomething.org. and Arms Around the Child. His annual income though cannot be made out exactly, he earned approximately around $500,000 annually and in a day, his income crosses $1,300.
During his career, Rocky was nominated for several prestigious awards including two Grammys. His song Fuckin’ Problems got nominated as the best rap song in the year 2014 and LSD got nominated in 2016 for best music video. HHis song Fickin’ Problems also went ahead and received the BET Award for best collaboration and mtvU Woodie award for best collaboration as well.
Asap Rocky Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $6.5 Million US Dollars
As Peso his single was aired on Hot 97 in 2011, he started earning instantly in huge amounts. He was able to sign a record deal worth$3 million dollars with Sony Records and Polo Grounds Music records. In his tour, he earned around $3 million. Following his hit releases, he was received well by critics and Long.Live.A$AP even topped Billboard 200 Charts. He has collaborated with fashion designer Simons and also owns an ASAP clothing brand. Collectively, A$AP Rocky’s net worth reaches $6.5 million US dollars as of 2017 and going by his career growth, it will rise in the near future.
A$AP Rocky is quite new in the industry but he has received so much fame. His troubled past life did nothing to stop him from pursuing his career and achieve fame. Such is the power of hard work and determination. If Rocky continues to relentlessly pursue his dreams, he will sure achieve more accomplishments and fame in his life.