There’s no doubt about it, hip-hop is in the middle of a huge renaissance. While everyone was watching the throne held by mainstream titans like Kanye West this past decade or so, a whole generation has come up with their ears toward innovation.
A$AP Rocky is only 24 years old—that’s young enough for his parents to have given him the name Rakim, after the legendary New York rapper. Not only is he a prodigious talent—having worked with Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, SpaceGhostPurrp and Schoolboy Q—and a commercial success, he’s on the front edge of a wave of rappers who rely on the power of the posse to bring their art to light. Like Tyler the Creator’s Odd Future and Joey Bada$$’s Pro Era, Rocky’s A$AP Mob is a formidable crew in the hip-hop arena, cultivating talent like A$AP Ferg and Bodega Bamz, who will join Rocky on this tour supporting Long.Live.A$AP.
A$AP Rocky will play the Upstate Concert Hall (1208 Route 146, Clifton Park) on Saturday (March 9) at 8 PM. Tickets are $28. Call 371-0012 for more info.