|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Born:||October 3, 1988|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Rapper|
Rakim Mayers, also known by his stage name “A$AP Rocky”, is an American songwriter, record producer, and rapper from Harlem, New York City.
He has been rapping professionally since 2007 when he joined A$AP Mob crew. Rocky is one of the most successful rappers in America right now.
Rakim Mayers was born on October 3, 1988, in Harlem, New York City. His mother is African American and his father was from Barbados. Rakim started his rapping career at the age of 9.
He learned how to rap from his older brother. When Mayers was at the age of 13 his brother was killed in Harlem; the death has inspired Rocky to take rapping more seriously.
He attended to Bayard Rustin Educational Complex during his high school years. Mayers grew up admiring Harlem based rappers and groups like Wu-Tang Clan, Three 6 Mafia, UGK and Mobb Deep.
At the age of 19 Rocky hooked up with the group A$AP Mob. He began working with the group’s producers to develop the spacey soundscapes underpinning his raps: Clams Casino, SpaceGhostPurpp, and A$AP Ty Beats.
He released two singles “Peso” and “Purple Swag” in 2011, sparking a major label deal before he released his first mixtape “Live. Love. A$AP”. The following year he signed to the Sony/RCA of Polo Grounds Music for $3 million dollars.
His solo album topped the Billboard 200 chart and generated four singles “Goldie”, “Fashion Killa”, “F****n’ Problems”, and “Wild For The Night”. “F****n ‘ Problems” reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, selling 3 million copies in the U.S.
His second album “At.Long.Last.A$AP” was released in 2015. The album was produced by the Grammy award-winning Danger Mouse and featured guest appearances from M.I.A, Future, Mark Ronson and Kanye West.
Since then, ASAP Rocky has become known for being one of the most successful rappers in the hip-hop industry. He has sold copies all over the world. Rocky has collaborated with artists including likes of Future, Rihanna, Rod Stewart and Lana Del Rey.
As of 2020, ASAP Rocky’s net worth is $6 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of ASAP Rocky’ career:
- BET Awards (Best Collaboration, “Fuckin Problems”, 2013)
- MTV Video Music Awards Japan (Best Hip-Hop Video, 2013)
- Dope (Movie in 2015)
- “Fuckin’ Problems” (2013)
- “Fashion Kills” (2013)
- “Asap Forever” (2018)
Favorite Quotes from ASAP Rocky
“Everybody should be able to enjoy their life because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect.” – A$AP Rocky
“There was a time when someone would get on a plane and request to move their seat just because the person sitting next to them was of a different ethnicity or religion or nationality. But I don’t think my generation wants that. That’s how it used to be.” – A$AP Rocky
“I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn’t the way to do things. I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color… that’s immature.” -A$AP Rocky
“For me, growing up in Harlem and then migrating down to SoHo and the Lower East Side and chillin’ down there and making that my stomping ground… That was a big thing, because I’m from Harlem, and downtown is artsier and also more open-minded. So I got the best of both worlds.” -A$AP Rocky
“I treat everybody equal, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they’re gonna represent me. And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.” – A$AP Rocky
ASAP Rocky is one of the most trendy and popular rappers of all time. He has shown us that no matter you’re going through you can pursue and success with anything.
His debut album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and there is no doubt that Rocky’s net worth will increase in his next five years. He is only 29 years old right now.
ASAP Rocky’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million dollars in 2020.