A$AP Rocky

A Collaboration Between A$AP Rocky And Morrissey?

By Alyson Camus | May 20, 2021

‘Anything you need him to do, he show up and do’

West Coast Music Festivals: An Update For 2021

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2021

This avalanche of acts is almost overwhelming after a year of nothin

Life Is Beautiful Has Announces Its Lineup: Are We Back To Normal?

By Alyson Camus | March 11, 2021

‘we’re thrilled to reunite and celebrate a collective return to discovery, serendipity, and together!’

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, January 28th To February 3rd

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2019

The Voidz are at the Wiltern on Saturday


By Alyson Camus | November 3, 2018

Young Fathers are at the Fonda Theatre on Friday

Best Of 2018: Albums Through August

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2018

Emo meets mumble rap meets teen angst

Best Of 2018: Albums Through July

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2018

there isn’t anything approaching a weak track on this brilliant pop album

Best Of 2018: Albums Through June

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2018

a celebration of “black girl magic”

Best Of 2018: Albums Through May

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2018

sample heaven and strange, druggy sounds

Into The Groovy: Top Album Tracks 5-25-18 – 5-31-18

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2018

I remember I was pooring

Be Here Now: New Album Reviews 5-25-18 – 5-31-18

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2018

sample heaven and strange, druggy sounds

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 5-25-18 – 5-31-18

By Iman Lababedi | May 25, 2018

very dark, and, sometimes, very beautiful

These Days: Thursday, February 11th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2016

Apparently 1 in 4 people have it

A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Danny Brown And Vince Staples At Theatre At Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2015

Unfortunately, except for A$AP Rocky, the rappers weren’t quite up for it. Vince and Danny took forever to get their sets into high gear and Tyler didn’t manage it.

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of September 21st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 20, 2015

If you have any interest in hip hop, try Tuesday at Theatre At Madison Square Garden, headlining is ASAP Rocky and Tyler The Creator, and right below them is Vince Staples and Danny Brown. This ain’t Junior Varsity time folks, that is four of the best rappers around, the only name missing is Vic Mensa. I’ve seen, and enjoyed, three of these guys before so I am really thrilled at the opportunity to catch Vince Staples, whose “Norf Norf” is one of the best songs of the year.

10 Songs: Thursday, August 27th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2015

1Train – A$AP Rocky – Great sample to kick it in, this is as clever as you can possibly get when it comes down to money and success with a virtual who’s who of first tier young rappers (I mean two years ago, of course): Kendrick, Action Bronson, Danny Brown… and a great great hook – A

US Top 10 Albums 6-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2015

I know I am in the minority but I prefer A$AP Rocky’s new one to Kendrick’s new one, not lyrically and not rapping, but sound and song it is a masterful piece of work. Try “Acid”, “Excuse Me” and “Jukebox Joints” and then go in deep. Otherwise, I know a “C+” doesn’t seem impressive, but in the world of CCM it is the equivalent of an “A”

The Best of 2015: rock nyc Best Songs In Order And Reviewed Through May 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2015

L$D – A$AP Rocky – As in love, sex and drugs, this is a hallucination of a mood song, though well tinged by weed as well, so everything drags behind the beat and the sex is wet and exciting but slow and druggy.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of May 25th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2015

The two top songs are both among the best of the year, I can see “Acid” ending up in the top ten, and “Love 3X” in the top 20 for 2015. “Handcuffs” was better than I gave it credit for and at least Muse have one sure shot song on their newbie.

10 Songs: Sunday, May 24th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2015

LSD – A$AP Rocky – Here is where, well, actually, what the hell? This is rap? It sounds like indie rock on a 60s psyckick, the rap is minimal, just a verse, but the rest of it sounds like a dream of sex and power runs, this is a song of the year – A

Singles Going Steady: New Song Releases Week Of January 12th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2015

This sounds so much like Rocky it should be patented and he rhymes and vernacular are so wild you absolutely need an annotated website to figure out what the hell they’re talking about, “Auntie sayin’ turn it down, or she finna call the cops, ee be plottin’ on the ops, she the one who got the drop, just a free, quick fix, to the A and it’s okay, they gon’ take me back to my old ways…”

10 Songs: Saturday, January 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | January 3, 2015

1Train – A$AP Rocky – We all need a sap in our lives and this terrific ode to newfound wealth is still so close to the poverty line it has the ring of truth gangsta yarns can miss out on. Plus if you’ve ever had a ride on the train in question you might wonder if you’d stepped back to 1975 – A

Singles Going Steady: Week of October 6th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2014

I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith, A$AP Rocky – Nicely done mix and match, and compared to the other single he released this week, he rhymes along to the lick very well and with a lot of feeling. Though it could be a little sharper lyrically – B+