One of hip hop's oldest truisms: It ain't where you from, it's where you at. It's an important thing to remember when discussing up-and-coming Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky. Yes, he's dripping with his hood's infamous swagger, but his sing-song rhymes have an undeniable Midwestern lilt, his spaced-out beats recall the West Coast's latest underground sounds, and Houston's trill movement is an obvious influence. Maybe that's why heads all over the country—scratch that, the world—are claiming Rocky as one of their own. If you aren't down with his movement yet, you came to the right place.
Click on to get up on A$AP Rocky in all his swagged-out glory and don't miss him tonight on 106 & Park with the World Premiere of "Fashion Killa" at 6P/5C!