A$AP Rocky Is Tired Of Being Sued
2012 was an impact year for A$AP Rocky, that will be capped off with the release of his debut album, Long.Live.A$AP on January 15, 2013. Hot 97′s Miss Info caught up with the Harlem rapper in his hometown to discuss his very good year including the leak of his album, travelling the world and avoiding lawsuits.
Miss Info caught up with A$AP, and A$AP Ferg, at Black Star Music uptown. One person that the “Goldie” rapper was proud of working with this year was producer Danger Mouse, who produced “Phoenix” on his new album. “I wanted to work with him more than anybody on my album,” said A$AP. “When I got to work with him it was just like a big, big experience. I wasas just happy. I could probably never get over that.”
Besides music, controversy also followed A$AP thanks to altercations at shows—the A$AP Mob delivered fades at SXSW. Also, he recently plead guilty to grand larceny for attacking a pair of amateur photographers in Manhattan back in July. As part of the plea deal, he was sentenced to three days of community service, and must pay a $250 fine.
However, A$AP insist such incidents are no longer going to happen. ”I don’t want to get sued no more,” he said. “I don’t want no more lawsuits. I feel like if somebody violate me, I let God deal with it. I’m keeping it fresh.”
Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper and music video director. Born and raised in the New York City neighborhood Harlem, he is a member of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker.
Rocky’s debut studio album LongLiveA$AP will be released on January 15, 2013. He produced the album with Clams Casino, Hit-Boy, A$AP Ty Beats, Soufein3000, and Joey Fat Beats. ”Goldie” was released as its lead single on April 27. He also worked on Lords Never Worry, an A$AP Mob mixtape released as a free download on August 27. During September through November, Rocky will promote his debut album with a 40-date national tour, the LongLiveA$AP Tour, with opening acts Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, and A$AP Mob. Rocky and Schoolboy Q had collaborated on LiveLoveA$AP and the latter’s 2012 song “Hands on the Wheel”.