|Net Worth:||$6 million|
|Full name:||Rakim Mayers|
|Born:||3rd October, 1988|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
This article contains all you need to know about American hip hop artist Asap Rocky. His Career, Family, Albums, Songs and Asap Rocky net worth. Read on!
Who is Asap Rocky? Asap Rocky is a multi-talented American hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer, video director and an actor.
Rocky is a member of the American rap group A$AP Mob, from which he coined his stage name.
He became popular in 2011 after the release of his debut mixtape. He is also popular for his signature French braids hairstyle which he reportedly adopted from his elder brother.
Asap Rocky’s Age
The rapper was born on October 3, 1988 in Harlem, New York, U.S. Asap Rocky age is 30 as at 2018.
Asap Rocky’s Bio
The rapper was named Rakim Mayers at birth inspired by the popular hip hop rapper Rakim, one half of the music duo Eric B and Rakim.
Rocky would go on to adopt his popular stage name Asap Rocky when he joined the music group Asap Mob. The group also had his cousin Asap Nast as a member.
His father (name unknown) hailed from the island of Barbados while is mother is an African American.
Growing up was tough for him just like most black kids in his neighbourhood, according to Asap and his parents put up with several menial jobs, doing overtime to make ends meet.
Asap first fell in love with rap through his elder brother who was always rapping.
He learnt the rap game from his brother and at 9 he began to rap after moving to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
When the rapper was 12, he got the worst news of his life. His father had been arrested for possession and selling of hard drugs.
And at 13, his brother was murdered. Growing up must have been hell for the rapper.
With his father incarcerated and his brother dead, young Rocky was left with just his elder sister Erika B. Mayers and mother.
How did he survive? Rocky had to foster an aggressive street mentality. He saw life as though it was; his mother, sister and him against the world.
They moved around homeless shelters in search of means of livelihood and Asap began to sell drugs.
At the age of 15, he was selling hard drug at Bronx and living in homeless shelter with his mother in NY.
He soon moved to midtown Manhattan to pursue his music career.
While growing up, Asap was inspired by his brother and Harlem-based rap group The Diplomat.
He also got inspiration from popular hip hop rappers like by Mobb Deep, and Three 6 Mafia.
The rapper began to take rap more seriously after moving to Manhattan where he met a lot of up and coming rappers who influenced his career.
In 2011, He dropped his debut mixtape titled Live. Love. A$AP and it was widely accepted by rap critics, gradually paving the way to stardom for the rapper.
To show for the success of his debut mixtape, the rapper landed a recording contract, signing a joint venture deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment.
Two years later, the rapper released his debt studio album titled Long. Live. A$AP and like his previous works, the album enjoyed massive success.
Long Live Asap featured in Billboard 200 reaching the number one position and in 2015 Asap Rocky dropped his second studio album, At. Long. Last. A$AP.
At. Long. Last. A$AP also received massive critical acclaim, enjoying loads of streaming and downloads online as well as countless number of airplay.
Too, the album featured on Billboard 200, reaching the number one position and it became Asap’s second consecutive album to reach #1.
Apart from rapping, Asap also directs music videos and has worked for himself, Danny Brown, SpaceGhostPurrp and other A$AP Mob members as a director.
As far as music is a subject, Asap is a jack of all trades. He is also a record producer and he goes by the name Lord Flacko as a producer.
Since his breakout to limelight, the rapper has enjoyed several memorable moments working with A-list artist and living the life he only once imagined.
The only pitfall in his career till date came in 2004 when he served a two week jail term in Rikers Island for drug related offenses.
In Jail, he shared a cell with future hip hop rapper, Casanova.
Asap Rocky’s Albums
Asap rocky has three albums to his name. After signing record deals with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment the rapper hit the studios.
In 2013, he released his 1st album titled Long. Live. ASAP. and it was widely received by fans , selling 139,000 copies in 1 week across the United States.
The album also featured in Billboard 200 peaking at number one.
In 2015, the rapper released At. Long. Last. ASAP and it enjoyed better success than his first album selling over 500,000 copies in 1 week across U.S.
For the second time, his album debuted in #1 of billboard 200.
In 2018 the rapper released his 3rd studio album titled Testing.
Asap Rocky’s Testing
After three years from his second album release, the rapper has dropped his much anticipated 3rd studio album titled Testing.
The album was released on May 25, 2018 and has since received a mixed review.
The album was befitting of the title, Testing as it contained lots of experimentation and the rapper sounded differently from what is expected of a New York rapper.
But did he live up to expectation on his 3rd album? Well, the album has received mixed review by critics.
Some critics praised the rappers boldness to sound differently while others were having none of it, they expected the usual Asap Rocky they have become accustomed to.
The second set of critics may not be too far from the truth as the album didn’t hit as high as his previous album, peaking at #4 of billboard200 in it first week.
In the 2nd week it dropped to 15 and the following week it dropped to 22 and it continued to drop off the chart as the week wore off.
Its commercial success too, cannot be compared to his previous works as the album sold only 13,000 copies in the 1st week of release.
Asap Rocky’s Songs
The rapper has three albums containing over 10 tracks each. Asap Rocky songs for the Testing album include the following;
Distorted records; a 2:20 minutes song produced by Delgado, Lord Flacko, Nez & Rio
ASAP Forever; a 5:50 minutes song Ft Moby, T.I. and Kid Cudi and produced by Delgado, Lord Flacko, and Jordie X
Tony tone; a 3:28 minutes song produced by Delgado, Lord Flacko
Fuck sleep; 3:12 minutes produced by Delgado,Boi-1daFNZ, and Lord Flacko
Praise the Load; 3:25 mins, Ft Skepta and produced by Skepta
Call drops; 2:42mins, Ft Kodak Black and produced by Boys Noize, Delgado, and Lord Flacko
Buck shots; 2:47 mins, produced by Kelvin Krash
Gunz n butter; 3:33 mins, Ft Juicy J and produced by Delgado, Blunt, Lord Flacko, and Crazy Mike
Brotha man; 3:36 mins Ft French Montana and produced by Rico Love, D-Town the Great, Delgado, and Lord Flacko
OG Beeper; 2:35 mins, produced by Nez & RioBoys Noize.
Kids Turn fine; 3:03 mins, produced by Charlie, Mumbles, Estiee, Delgado, Lord Flacko
Hun43rd; 4:02 mins, produced by Hynes
Changes; 5:14 mins, produced by Jim Jonsin, FNZ, Delgado, Lord Flacko, and Jerry “Tizhimself” Powel
“Black Tux, White Collar; 2:4, produced by Clams CasinoTank GodDelgado, Lord Flacko, Kelvin Krash
Purity; 4:22 mims Ft Frank Ocean and produced by Blunt, FNZ, Delgado, and Lord Flacko
Asap Rocky’s Financial Profile
Asap Rocky net worth has soared consistently over the last 7 years with is income mostly coming from record sales.
The rapper has done quite well in the music industry but the question remains, how has success in music transformed Asap Rocky net worth.
This section of the article reveals the financial aspect of the artist and we shall learn how the rapper has gradually accumulated his wealth culminating in Asap Rocky net worth.
How does Asap Rocky make his money? The rapper makes his money through the following means;
Rocky’s first album release after signing a record deal in 2013 gained general acceptance selling over 130,000 copies in 1 week.
His earning from the record sales depends on his contract with his record label. But we can confirm the rapper earned six figures from his first album sales.
In 2015, Asap released his second album and it was certified gold in the 1st week after selling over 500,000 copies and this was followed by the released of his second album.
Album sales have contributed greatly to Asap Rocky net worth.
The rapper has embarked on multiple tours to promote his albums, earning money in the process from ticket sales.
Rocky is also frequently booked to perform in concerts and shows and he reportedly charges between $50,000 and $100,000 to perform at shows.
Earnings from shows have also added to Asap Rocky net worth.
Endorsement – the rapper is known to have a handful of brand endorsements to his name and he rakes in money through endorsement.
Endorsement also contributes to Asap Rocky net worth.
Asap Rocky’s Net Worth 2018
Record sales, Tours, Concerts, and Endorsements have been the major means of Asap Rocky net worth.
Asap Rocky’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million as at 2018.
Asap Rocky YouTube Channel
Asap rocky’s YouTube channel currently has over 2.5 million subscribers and contains all his music videos and many more.
To stay updated with the hip hop star, subscribe to Asap Rocky Youtube channel.
The rapper has been impressive since his debut mixtape in 2011 with his recent album, Testing being a minor detour in his career.
Also Asap Rocky net worth is somewhat below expectations, but we expect the rapper to amass more wealth with time given his recent projects.