In 2011, Harlem’s A$AP Rocky emerged at the forefront of a resurgent New York rap underground. Connecting the dots between a wide spectrum of ‘90s rap and the fashion-savvy hip hop vanguard, Rocky quickly ascended to global stardom. In this public lecture at London’s majestic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, as part of the 2015 RBMA UK Tour, the rapper gave a rare insight into his state of mind. Sitting down with journalist Hattie Collins on the Red Bull Studios London couch where he wrote much of At.Long.Last.A$AP, Lord Flacko held court. The extensive 80-minute interview also features a special appearance by Yasiin Bey and one of the first play of album cut “M’$.” Watch it above.
After you watch the hour plus lecture and you are still intrigued, you can find out more about A$AP’s upcoming public lecture in Harlem for Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York here.