The A$AP Mob is currently riding the wave off the Cozy Tapes: Vol.2, while they continue their international “Too Cozy” tour. The 17 track project is a kaleidoscope of fresh production and features from a few industry giants like Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Frank Ocean, and Quavo. Cozy Tapes: Vol.2 feels like a mixtape which in this day and age is actually a good thing, the record has a looseness about it that suggests that there is much more to come. A$AP Rocky obviously serves as the ring leader, but Ferg, Twelvyy, Na$t, and Playboi Carti all show off notable verses. As the A$AP Mob grows into a formidable label of cohorts it will be interesting to see how they manage all of these individual identities. Check out Cozy Tapes: Vol.2 below via iTunes and make sure to click the link below for tickets to their Minneapolis tour stop.
The A$AP Mob is getting set to embark on their long awaited national tour. The “Too Cozy” tour only has 20 stops, but it stretches across the country hitting just about every major city along the way, Minneapolis landing in mid October. The tour will also feature Playboi Carti, Key!, and the Cozy Boys, while A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the rest of the crew headline. This show is all ages and tickets can still be purchased in advance for $45, click the link below to buy yours now.
Soundset 2016 was a fuckin blast. The move to the State Fair Grounds proved a genius decision, everything about the experience was heightened to another level save for the bathrooms. Notable performances included Finding Novyon, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Common, Prof, and Anderson .Paak among a host of others. Check out the wrap up video above and keep an eye out for more.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul When: Sunday, May 29th // 11AM-9:30PM
The good people over at Rhymesayers finally announced the lineup for this year’s Soundset Music Festival and it’s fucking insane. This year’s event will be headlined by A$AP Rocky, Future and Atmosphere, with other performances including Common, The Roots, Danny Brown, Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly, Lizzo, Raury, DJ Marley Marl, Mick Jenkins and Pharoahe Monch among others. With the 2016 festival taking place at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, everyone can expect much easier access to the event. Arguably the strongest lineup in the festival’s storied history, tickets are set to go on sale at 11AM on March 4th. The early bird rate started at $53 and the level 2 general admissions prices are set at $79, if you happen to snooze you might end up paying $88 for the level 3 tickets. Those interested in buying early should stop by Fifth Element in person on March 4th, that’s literally your best bet to grab tickets at the cheapest price. Click the link below for more information regarding the festival.
Atlanta photographer Gunner Stahl recently released his much anticipated portrait book as promised. The book follows Gunner’s signature style and one of a kind ability to catch sought after photos of artists in candid moments. The book would be perfect for any coffee table and with a pink cover like that, it’s sure to get picked up on the regular. You can snag one now via his website for $50, click the link below if you’re interested.
Gunner Stahl continues to be one of the best in his class when it comes to photography, the Atlanta artist recently posted the September edition of his ongoing portrait series via Illroots. During his travels he often snaps photos of artists in back stage settings, situations that other photographers and fans alike can admire. Cameos from September include A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Playboi Carti, Father, and Ian Connor among others; click the link for the full album via Illroots.
This year’s summer has been jam packed with awesome events in both Chicago and Minneapolis, but with the fall right around the corner; (gasp) tour season is about to be in full effect. A$AP Rocky & Tyler The Creator took to the web today to announce their “Rocky & Tyler” tour that will span the U.S., including a stop in Chicago; this fall. The tour will also include Danny Brown and Vince Staples making for what could end up as one of the best shows of the year. No concrete details yet regarding openers but tickets are slated to go on sale Friday, August 7th. Some tour dates are still TBA, click the link below to check out the booked dates.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Sunday, August 2nd @ 9PM
Hustle Simmons continues his Hustlepalooza series with it’s namesake festival in town next weekend. That Sunday, Simmons will host performances from A$AP MOB, Martin $ky, YP, Mic Terror and Roy French; a night that should rival Saturday’s show (Mick Jenkins). With A$AP Rocky performing at Lolla earlier in the evening, we wouldn’t be surprised if he makes an appearance alongside the MOB to make things official. This one is 18+ and general admission tickets can still be purchased for $25, click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: Grant Park, Chicago When: Fri-Sun, July 31st-August 2nd
Lollapalooza kicks off tonight, Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + The Machine will headline the event while other performances will include Kid Cudi, Tame Impala, Sam Smith, Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, G-Eazy, Flying Lotus, Tyler The Creator, Toro Y Moi, FKA Twigs, Mick Jenkins and Logic. Like every year, Lolla sold out in a matter of minutes, so if you’re dying to go you’ll have to grapple with re-sellers on Craigslist or scalpers on Michigan Ave. The only tickets left are the VIP Lounge passes that will run you a cool $1850, be our guests and click the link below if you’re interested.
A$AP Rocky has been understandably quiet since the death of A$AP Yams, but all that changed recently with the release of “M’$.” With the announcement of his upcoming project A.L.L.A, Rocky is looking to continue the buzz that was briefly quieted. Produced by Mike Dean and C.N.O.T.E, “M’$” showcases Rocky’s transition, the Harlem rapper is now adopting new cadences providing a record that feels familiar but not at all the same as previous releases. I for one am happy that Rock has dropped new music, losing a close friend is never easy, but life indeed goes on. Check out “M’$” above and stay tuned for more from Rocky & the A$AP Mob.