A$AP Rocky has come a long way from being the young upstart out of Harlem. The other guy standing next to French Montana in our March/April issue has become one of rap’s biggest names. He helped bring New York rap back to its rightful spot and announced his arrival with a highly anticipated major label debut, Long. Live. A$AP.

Since then, Rocky has been continuing to push his own personal style and sound, whether it is through fashion or experimenting with new collaborators. Just recently, Rocky has expressed interest in working with British singer Jessie Ware and Riff Raff, which is a testament to his growing appeal. But it was a year and a half ago that Rocky started to make a buzz with his mixtapes.

From career defining moments like the release of “Purple Swag” to the follow-up “Peso,” these are 20 Essential A$AP Rocky Mixtape Songs.—Eric Diep (@E_Diep), Nicolas Molina, Abrea Armstrong, & Nicole Murphy

Previously: 20 Essential French Montana Mixtape Songs