Last year might have seen the highest number of newcomers to the hip hop game. One of the most significant of those is arguably A$AP Rocky.
It’s almost a disservice to call a guy like Rocky a newcomer coz the man’s been at it. And one can tell. It’s no longer about how many bars you can spit in one breath but rather about what you spit. And if what you spit is art. A$AP Rocky is an artist.
And when Mr Porter Magazine needed an artist to model their Spring 2013 spread they called on A$AP Rocky himself who has made clear on numerous occasions that his love for fashion comes second only to his music. The Long.Live.A$AP creator was dressed in Burberry, Rick Owens, Raf Simons and Neil Barret to mention but a few, all under the guidance of stylist Tony Cook.
In addition to the photo shoot, features editor, Mansel Fletcher, stole a minute of A$AP’s time to find out more about the man behind the music and the fashion. He answers questions about his upbringing, music influences, fashion and the questioning of his sexuality.
Check out the best shots from the shoot down here:
And for the full feature and interview, head down to Mr Porter right now.