Call him Lord Flacko or call him ASAP Rocky, he has a fan base to cheer him, wherever you go. A member of the Hip Hop’s ASAP mob, it inspired Rocky’s stage name “ASAP Rocky”. He is a rapper, a singer, a song writer, an actor, a director, a model, and a producer. In short, he’s the other word for multi talented.
Personal Details :
|Full Name:||Rakim Athelaston Mayers|
|Stage Name:||ASAP Rocky|
|Birthday:||3 October, 1988|
|Place Of Origin:||Harlem, New York, United States|
|Age:||32 years old|
|Height:||5 feet 10 inches|
|Profession:||Singer, Rapper, Song writer, producer, actor, model|
|Total Net Worth:||$10 Million|
Rakim Athelaston Mayers, born on the 3rd of October 1988 in Harlem, United States, had a very troubled childhood. He had a family of four, including himself, his father, a sister and an elder brother. His father, who was originally from Barbados, was arrested for peddling drugs, when Rocky was just 12 years old.
His brother, who brought him into rapping and inspired him further into it, was murdered when Mayers was 13. His father too passed away in the year 2012. Rakim’s name has been inspired from one of the duo, Eric B and Rakim. He was 9 and had just shifted to Pennsylvania, when he started rapping initially.
Mayers was primarily influenced by his brother who taught him to rap and most part of Mayer’s attire has been inspired from his brother, including his hair twists. Mobb Deep, Three 6 Mafia, Wu-Tang Clan, UGK, Run DMC inspired him a lot.
He was 15 when he had to roam about in search of food and shelter along with his mother and sister and had to sell crack and marijuana to make a living. He was booked for the same in the year 2004 and he happened to be in the same cell as “Casanova”. Yes, you read that right! Casanova and Mayers had shared the same cell in jail, before they became famous.
From 2011 to 2012, ASAP Rocky is believed to have been in a relationship with Iggy Azalea who was an Australian Rapper. During the initial 2013, he started seeing Chanel Iman, who was a model by profession. The couple separated in the year 2014. ASAP Rocky had been a pescetarian for most of his life, which means he consumed just seafood for meat, otherwise he ate only greens.
Well, in the year 2012, he started following complete vegetarianism. This came after he was educated by his manager about the dangers of consuming poultry. One of the biggest scandals of his life till date, was the sex tape that got leaked in the year 2019.
This tall, dark, handsome hunk is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 74 kg.
He became a member of the ASAP mob in the year 2007. It is a union formed by different artists like designers, rappers, musicians etc. who have similar taste in music. “Purple swag” is one of his most successful songs that was released in july 2011. It became extremely popular and brought him offers from different music labels.
Another of his singles, “Peso” leaked in August 2011 and became so popular that it was played on the Hot 97 Radio station of New York City. After the release of Live. Love. ASAP in October, he signed a deal of $3 million with Polo grounds music and RCA Records. He received a nomination for the “Sound of 2012” on the 5th of December.
One of his albums “At. Long. Last. ASAP” released in the year 2015. Testing was another one that was released in the year 2018. He even featured in several films and documentaries. In the year 2015, he became a part of the movie “Dope”, in which he played the character of “Dom”. In the same year, he also featured in a documentary “Jeremy Scott : The people’s designer”, in which he played himself. In 2016, he featured in “Zoolander 2”, in which he played himself.The same year, he was a part of “Popstar : Never stop never stopping”.
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In 2018, he played “William King” in the movie “All rise”. In 2020, he played himself in the movie “Have a good trip : Adventures in Psychedelics”. He even featured in several shows for the small screen, including “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, “Animals”, and “The Eric Andre Show”. He was a part of several music videos too.
In the year 2012, he became a part of Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem”, in which he played “John F. Kennedy”. In 2013, he was a part of two music videos, “Hold on, we’re going home” and “White Walls”. In 2015, he featured in “Picture me Rollin”. In 2016, he featured in 4 music videos, “Reminder”, “What the fuck right now”, “Surfin” and “Nikes”. In 2017, he was a part of 2 music videos, “See you again” and “Who dat boy 9/11”. In 2019, he featured in Teyana Taylor’s “Issues hold on”.
He was nominated 5 times for the BET awards and won it once. For the BET Hip Hop awards, he was nominated 7 times and won it thrice. He was nominated for the Grammy’s 2 times. He received nominations in the MTV Europe Music Awards, twice. He was nominated for the MTV video music awards three times.
With his fans across the globe and super successful music albums, ASAP Rocky accounts for a net worth of $10 Million.
Despite the super troubled childhood and most of teenage that Rocky has dealt with and the struggles that life offered him, he has come out like the brightest of diamonds from a coal mine. He is a true living example that hardwork and dedication pays off.