Tuesday, March 31, 2015
ASAP ROCKY WOULD RATHER BE A MALE MODEL THAN A RAPPER, BUT WHO CAN BLAME HIM?
At one point Rocky had wanted to give up rapping and focus on other things — modeling, making beats — but Yams persuaded him to stick with it.
Been following Yams's death because I loved his Complex list so much, and retroactively realized he was the fella behind Real Nigga Tumblr, which admittedly I never understood. RIP Yams, a true rap music visionary. This post, however, concerns his semi-handsome protege A$AP Rocky. Now I won't front as if I didn't like the LiveLoveA$AP mixtape, but I liken that to a Group Home album. The beats were so dope and zeitgeisty that they really only needed a passable MC to not fuck anything up. Clams Casino was hot in 2011 or whenever the fuck that came out, and I won't let anyone tell me otherwise.
But if I were Rocky, I would keep burying my lack of charisma beneath 2Chainz hooks rather than going the Marky Mark route. Some rappers claim they can't leave the streets alone, but Rocky's heart remains on the catwalk. The Jon C. NY Times article says he lives in Soho, which makes sense. He lives in the dickwad fashionista capitol he embodies.