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Happy Birthday, ASAP Rocky!

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Today marks the 28th 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 MCs 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$AP, would debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in January 2013. After losing his A$AP leader, A$AP Yams, unexpectedly in January 2015, Pretty Boy Flacko channeled his grief and came up with his drug fueled sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP which debuted at No. 1 once again on the Billboard charts.

In 2016, Rocky and the rest of the A$AP crew have teased their compilation album Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 with singles like “Yamborghini High.” In the meantime, Rocky is making moves in the fashion and business world, posing at the new model for Dior Homme and recently being named the Creative Director for MTV Labs.

Happy Birthday, A$AP Rocky!

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