Footage From A$AP Rocky’s 1st Show In London!
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Drake gives a few great words of endorsement and inspiration for Harlem’s ASAP Rocky and explains why he believes in the music and fights to bring out new artist like Rocky and Kendrick Lamar.
Welcome the new signing to Curren$y’s Jet Life Recordings, Harlem rapper Smoke DZA.
Announced through Twitter early Wednesday (October 26), Curren$y (@Currensy_Spitta) wrote: “Well its late, but not to late to pop a bottle for @smokedza joining the set… J.L.R… Now to turn this bus into a celebration station.”
Curren$y and Smoke DZA have worked (and, no doubt, smoked) together numerous times, most recently on “Personal Party” from DZA’s Rolling Stoned project, which was released this summer. The pair also shared the stage during this year’s Smokers Club Tour.
Now, they will work together regularly as labelmates.
Curren$y, who was signed to Master P’s No Limit Records and Lil Wayne’s Cash Money label early on in his career, has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last few years, and looks to capitalize through his own Jet Life Recordings imprint.
Curren$y is gearing up to release a Jet Life compilation called Jet World Order featuring Jet members Young Roddy and Trademark Da Skydiver.
Jet World Order is due out on November 29th.
Check out a short clip below where Young Roddy & Trademark speak briefly about the upcoming project.
New York rapper ASAP Rocky was just starting buzz when he signed his deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA earlier this month.
So what made the NYC newcomer sign his name to the dotted line so quickly?
Well, according to the rapper, “About three million dollars.”
“[Other rappers who don't sign] are smart, but I feel like Sony/RCA is a family and the people there actually care about me,” ASAP Rocky said to Pitchfork.
“When I came to meet [Polo Grounds Music founder] Bryan Leach, I got to know him on a personal level– he would set up car service for me to go to other labels.”
“He wanted to see me make it. He’s from Harlem.”
To breakdown Rocky’s deal, $1.7 million goes towards his solo projects, while $1.3 million will fund his A$AP Worldwide imprint.
“I’m going to have creative control; there’s no bullsh*t,” he said.
“The situation is almost unrealistic. I mean, five months ago I had about $3,000 in my bank account. Now I’m worth $3 million.”
“Nobody’s gotten a deal like that since 50 Cent.”
A $3 million record deal for a kid that’s only really been out for a few months? What recession?
ASAP Rocky’s LIVELOVEA$AP mixtape is scheduled to drop on Monday.
The card was stacked with some of the best MC’s in the world and one of the most anticipated battles of the night was between Brooklyn’s Conceited and Harlem T-Rex. Check out this lyrical war and post your comments below.
Cam’ron on the Set of his new movie “Percentages”
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