20 Essential A$AP Rocky Mixtape Songs


Photography By: Clay Patrick McBride

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

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  • dVni93fdez

    Big Spender is a song of one of the Theophilus London mixtapes, not “N/A”

    • E

      Good catch man. Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/Its_Chucky_Baby Charlie

    XXL should have a Spotify button for things like this

    • chuneme

      It would be safe to say that none of these songs are available on Spotify.

  • sofly_

    yo these are real dope. cool to hear some of these tracks from A$AP even though i had LiveLoveA$AP and Lords Never Worry. Next one should be a dude like Kendrick or Danny Brown cuz they’ve been around a while

  • asdf

    No New York Bittersweet Symphony?

  • lfjldsfl

    DL links pls

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674650150 Rachel Siteman

    How is Rocky so sick. He is awesome, his mixes are awesome, enough said. Can’t wait to see which songs he decides to play live on the 24th. The Xcel in Saint Paul is gonna be NUTS!