10 Things You Should Know About A$AP Rocky

Don't miss A$AP Rocky on 106 tonight!

"Jodye" - Three-6 Mafia's mid-'90s horror-core trap music is an obviously influential undercurrent throughout the album. But it really rears its head on the first creepy deluxe track, which can best be described as dungeon rap. Rocky shows a surprising athestic streak, which he hints at earlier on the album: "The Devil is a liar, biased preachers shall retire," he raps over a beat designed to haunt dreams.    (Photo: Manuel Nauta /Landov)

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10 Things You Should Know About A$AP Rocky - One of hip hop's oldest truisms: It ain't where you from, it's where you at. It's an important thing to remember when discussing up-and-coming Harlem rapper A$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!(Photo: Manuel Nauta /Landov)

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1. Birth Name - A$AP Rocky was born Rakim Mayers on October 3, 1988. He was named after rap great Rakim—you could say he has big shoes to fill.(Photo: A$AP Worldwide)

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2. Dirty Jerz - "I be that pretty motherf--ker, Harlem's what I reppin'," Rocky raps on his breakout hit "Peso." A$AP was raised on the same Harlem block as Cam'Ron before moving to New Jersey. (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

10 Things You Should Know About A$AP Rocky - Rocky counts Harlem icons Dipset as a huge influence on his music, but also looks outside of the city for inspiration?to Bone Thug N Harmony's flow, to UGK's funk edge, and Three Six Mafia's syrupy sonics.   (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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3. Dipset Influence - A$AP Rocky counts Harlem icons Dipset as a huge influence on his music, but also looks outside of the city for inspiration—to Bone Thug N Harmony's flow, to UGK's funk edge, and Three Six Mafia's syrupy sonics.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

10 Things You Should Know About A$AP Rocky - A$AP Rocky is obsessed with the color purple. His first mixtape, titled Deep Purple, began to attract attention last year for the song "Purple Swag," which famously featured a white girl in gold fronts rapping along to his lyrics.(Photo: Courtesy RCA Records)

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4. Purple Obsessed - A$AP Rocky is obsessed with the color purple. His first mixtape, titled Deep Purple, began to attract attention last year for the song "Purple Swag," which famously featured a white girl in gold fronts rapping along to his lyrics.(Photo: Courtesy RCA Records)

10 Things You Should Know About A$AP Rocky - In the wake of his exponentially building buzz, Rocky dropped the mixtape LiveLoveA$AP last October, wowing critics and fans alike.(Photo: Jeremy Karelis) A$AP Rocky

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6. Mixtape Madness - In the wake of his exponentially building buzz, Rocky dropped the mixtape LiveLoveA$AP and wowed critics and fans alike.(Photo: Jeremy Karelis) A$AP Rocky

10 Things You Should KNow About A$AP Rocky - Rocky's bubbling fame led to an eye-popping $3 million deal with RCA/Sony last November. The deal encompasses both his music and that of his crew, A$AP Worldwide, which includes rappers A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvy, production wunderkind A$AP Ty Beats, and others. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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7. Deal or No Deal - A$AP Rocky's bubbling fame led to an eye-popping $3 million deal with RCA/Sony last November. The deal encompasses both his music and that of his crew, A$AP Worldwide, which includes rappers A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvy, production wunderkind A$AP Ty Beats, and others. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

"1 Train" feat. Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$, Action Bronson and Yelawolf - Rocky's often been criticized by his proud hometowners for ignoring New York's traditional sound. But this highlight, which assembles a smorgasboard of underground favorites, recalls classic golden-era posse cuts. The verses and their sequencing seems a little random and uneven, but with that delightfully dusty, RZA-esque string loop and breakbeat hooked up by Hit-Boy, who's complaining?  (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

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8. New Direction - Besides having a successful debut album Love. Live. A$AP, Rocky tapped into his other creative edge as a music video director.(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

9. Model Behavior - After being romantically linked to a few women, one thing is evident; A$AP Rocky's one and only boo is Chanel Iman. 

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9. Model Behavior - After being romantically linked to a few women, one thing is evident; A$AP Rocky's one and only boo is Chanel Iman. 

10 Things You Should Know About A$AP Rocky - Still aren't convinced? Don't worry, you still have four months to get onboard Rocky's purple bandwagon before everyone else: His major-label debut, LongLiveA$AP, isn't scheduled to drop till July. (Photo: Courtesy Facebook)

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10. He Kills Fashion - Still aren't convinced? Besides music, Rocky is obsessed with fashion, so it's only right that he brings his new video "Fashion Killa" to 106 tonight! Don't miss it at 6P/5C!(Photo: Courtesy Facebook)