Today marks the 25th birthday of Rakim Mayers A.K.A. A$AP Rocky. After first coming attention in hip-hop circles with the release of his hit viral videos, “Peso” and “Purple Swag,” in Fall 2011, Rocky has become one of the hottest emcees in the game releasing critically-acclaimed mixtapes and albums in the meantime.
The Harlem rapper became a star nationally after the release of his top-ten single, “Fuckin’ Problems,” in October 2012 that would eventually land at No. 8 on the Billboard Chart. Meanwhile, his debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, would debut at No.1 on the Billboard charts in January 2013.
Happy Birthday, A$AP Rocky!