A$AP Rocky’s ‘Harlem State Of Mind’ explored with Dazed&Confused [Video]

For Dazed & Confused‘s latest drop, fast rising New York emcee A$AP Rocky was chosen as the subject for their cover story. Looking to grasp a clearer understanding of the Harlemite and his A$AP movement, the magazine’s music editor met with young Rakim and the rest of his A$AP comrades in the Big Apple.

For the latest Dazed&Confused cover story, I went to NYC to meet hip hop’s golden boy, A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob to get the low down on his overnight success and to take a tour of the crew’s favourite local spots.

After a shopping spree in Soho, the fashion fanatics braved sub zero temperatures for a photo shoot on Harlem’s legendary Rucker Park basketball court with Ari Marcopoulos before heading home to 116th Street for a soul food banquet at Amy Ruth’s.

They even squeezed in an impromptu house call on one of their grannies who hadn’t seen Rocky since his videos “Peso” and “Purple Swag” blew up and landed the 24-year-old rapper with a $3 million record deal.

The next day I met them and a very large Rottweiler called Brody at a crumbling mansion in New Jersey as they filmed the final scene of Rocky’s “Wassup” video. It was a wild 24 hours…
Tim Noakes

[via DazedDigital]

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