ASAP Rocky Biography
|Celebrity Name:||ASAP Rocky|
|Birth Name:||Rakim Athelaston Mayers|
|Birth Date:||October 3, 1988|
|Age:||31 years old|
|Birth Place:||Manhattan, New York City, United States|
|Profession:||Rapper ; Singer ; Songwriter ; Record producer ; Actor ; Model ; Music video director|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
|Last Updated :||March, 2020|
ASAP Rocky is one of America’s famous artists. ASAP Rocky is a professional singer, rapper, actor, record producer, songwriter, music video director, and a model. In his music career, ASAP Rocky has had several collaborations with star artists such as French Montana, Chief Keef, Juicy J, Tyler, the Creator, Danny Brown, Lana Del Rey, and Skepta. Currently, ASAP Rocky is aged 31 years old and his physical statistics are: height – 5ft 10in, and weight – 74kg. In the rest of this article, we will be sharing with you ASAP Rocky net worth 2020 and biography in general.
ASAP Rocky Early Life
ASAP Rocky’s birth name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers. ASAP Rocky was born on the 3rd of October, 1988 in Manhattan, New York City, United States. By parentage, ASAP Rocky has Barbadian ancestry from his father who was from Barbados.
At age 9, ASAP Rocky had begun to rap when the family relocated to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The origin of ASAP Rocky’s interest in rapping can be traced to his older brother who taught him how to rap. When ASAP Rocky was 12 years old, his father was arrested and sentenced to prison for being connected with sale of drugs. In 2012, ASAP Rocky lost his father. ASAP Rocky truly experienced a turbulent childhood, following the conviction of his father. ASAP Rocky’s dearly beloved brother was murdered in Harlem when ASAP Rocky was just 13 years old. This tragic event was a push that triggered a higher passion for rapping in ASAP Rocky. As a result of his unstable early life and the different challenges he faced, ASAP Rocky was already selling crack and cannabis at the teenage age of 15 years old. He was moving around without shelter with his mother and his sister. After while, his mother and sister were able to get shelter and ASAP Rocky stayed with them for a while before he decided to relocate to midtown Manhattan.
ASAP Rocky Career Life
Although ASAP Rocky has been a rapper since his childhood, his career had a major jump-start after the release of his two independent singles: “Purple Swag” and “Peso”. The widespread successes of these singles paved the way for ASAP Rocky to release his first mixtape in 2011, titled Live.Love.A$AP. The further success of his mixtape secured a $3 million deal for him with Sony. In 2013, ASAP Rocky dropped his debut album which featured stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Florence Welch, 2 Chainz and A$AP Ferg.
Over the course of ASAP Rocky’s music career, he has featured as a guest star in several music videos, some of which includes: Hold On, We’re Going Home (by Drake), Picture Me Rollin (by Chris Brown), Reminder (The Weeknd), Surfin (by Kid Cudi), See You Again and Who Dat Boy/911 (by Tyler, the Creator), and Issues/Hold On ( Teyana Taylor) among others.
ASAP Rocky has not only focused all his career years in singing and rapping alone. He has also ventured into film acting and has appeared in a number of films and TV series. The following are a list of films in which ASAP Rocky has appeared in: Dope (2015), Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (2015), Zoolander 2 (2016), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), All Rise (2018). ASAP Rocky has equally featured in Television series too as an actor. He has appeared in: Animals (2016), and The Eric Andre Show (2016).
ASAP Rocky Personal Life and Relationships
ASAP Rocky has claimed to be vegan. He mentioned this claim in his 2019 single “Babushka Boi”. Also, Mayers is a pescetarian.
Regarding his relationship life, ASAP Rocky started a romantic affair with popular Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea in 2011. However, the duo ended the relationship in 2012. The following year, in early 2013, ASAP Rocky entered another relationship with the model Chanel Iman. Reportedly, the couple got engaged in April 2014. However, they soon parted ways in June 2014.
ASAP Rocky Awards and Nominations
ASAP Rocky is one of American rappers who have credible awards and nominations to show for their good music. He has won a total of five awards and 37 nominations. Regarding his won awards, ASAP Rocky won his first award in 2013: the 2013 BET Awards for “Best Collaboration”for his work “Fuckin Problems”. In the same year, he received the BET Hip Hop Awards for “Best Collaboration, Duo or Group” for the same song “Fuckin Problems” which features stars like Kendrick Lamar, Drake and 2 Chainz. In the following year, ASAP Rocky won another BET Hip Hop Awards in 2014 for “Made-You-Look Award”. ASAP Rocky also won the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan for Best Hip Hop Video (Fuckin Problems). In 2014, ASAP Rocky won the mtvU Woodie Awards for “Best CollaborationWoodie” for his musical work “Wild for the Night”.
Asides from these awards, ASAP Rocky has been nominated for numerous prestigious awards. ASAP Rocky has been nominated two times for the prestigious Grammy Awards in 2014 (for Best Rap Song) and later in 2016 (for Best Music Video).
ASAP Rocky Net Worth
As of 2016, Forbes estimated ASAP Rocky net worth to be $14.5 million. However, his current net worth is controversial, but we can say that according to many other sources, his net worth is estimated at approximately $6 million thereabouts.
The major source of ASAP Rocky net worth is his music career wherein he has sold numerous songs and concert tours. It is necessary to mention that ASAP Rocky is also a lover of fashion and this has led him to create his own merchandise fashion clothing company. ASAP Rocky launched the company along with his designer friend, Raff Simons. Hence, his fashion venture also contributes to his net worth.
This is all the information available concerning ASAP Rocky net worth, biography, career, source of wealth and romantic life. ASAP Rocky is a young American rapper who still has potential productive years ahead.