ASAP Rocky’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million dollars, as of 2019.
In 2016 he was listed thirteenth in the Forbes’ “World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hip Acts” with his net worth then valued at $14.5 million. He has obviously slipped but still makes a lot of money and still has a lot more to earn as the years go.
Born Rakim Athelaston Mayers, he is a rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, model and even music video director.
He was brought up in the streets but has used his talent to gain mainstream acceptance in the musical industry.
|Net Worth:||$6 million (USD)|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Rapping, Singing, Songwriting, Record Production, Acting, Modeling, Music Video Directing|
|Full Name:||Rakim Athelaston Mayers|
|Also known as:||ASAP Rocky, Lord Flacko|
|Date of Birth:||October 3, 1988|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 10 1⁄2 in (179 cm)|
|Years Active:||2007 to present|
Source of Wealth
ASAP Rocky’s source of wealth includes sales from his music spanning over 10 years.
His breakthrough came when he signed a $3 million record deal in 2011. He has continued to make music and earn more money as the years progress.
He also makes money as a music producer, producing music for other musicians.
He also earns good money endorsing brands and from partnering with top clothing brands.
He has also made a lot of money from different business ideas and ventures. For example, he even released his own merchandize brand in 2013, called A$AP. This led to him collaborating with big fashion designer Raf Simons, who is also a close friend of his.
The next year he signed a contract representing William Morris Endeavor on a worldwide level. In 2016, he collaborated with Guess, with a special modification named GUE$$.
ASAP Rocky’s real birth names are Rakim Athelaston Mayers. He was born on the 3rd of October, 1988.
His birthplace was in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. His parents are from Barbados.
His mother’s name was Renee Black. She named him Rakim Mayers after her favorite hip-hop hero, a one-half of the duo Eric B & Rakim.
ASAP Rocky has an older sister named Erika B. Mayers, who was named after the other half of the hip-hop duo, Eric B.
His father was jailed for selling drugs and he died in 2012.
He has an older brother who taught him how to rap. ASAP Rocky adopted his brother’s French Braids hairdo style. Unfortunately, when he was 13, his brother was killed in Harlem.
They always needed money to survive while growing up. That’s obviously why he started selling and distributing marijuana and cracks quite early.
He served two weeks in jail for drug dealing. It was in the Rikers Island jail that he met future rapper Casanova.
Although he developed an interest in rapping at the age of 9, the death of his brother inspired him to take rap more seriously.
2007: He joined ASAP Mob – a hip-hop musical collective based in Harlem, New York. This is where his stage name “ASAP Rocky” was adopted from. Members of this group include the “ASAP” moniker in their names.
2011: He released his single titled “Purple Swag” in July and this became an instant hit. In the streets of New York the song even became sort of an anthem.
“Peso” another single from ASAP Rocky received airplay on the popular Hot97 – a New York-based high profile radio station. The airplay comes about within weeks after the song was leaked online.
He started receiving attention from several record labels after he released a music video of his single “Purple Swag”.
ASAP Rocky released his first mixtape titled “Live.Love.A$AP”. This mixtape received critical acclaim. He then went on to sign a $3 million record label deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music.
He got a nomination for BBC’s sound of 2012 poll.
2012: ASAP Rocky alongside Kendrick Lamar was included as the opening act for the “Club Paradise Tour” by Drake the Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman.
He performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival – an annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago, Illinois.
In September of this year, he performed as a guest rap on Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It)” at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
2013: “Long. Live. ASAP” was released in January 2013 as the first debut album for ASAP Rocky. This album had many producers that included Clams Casino, Hit-Boy, Friendzone, A$AP Ty Beats, Soufein3000 and Joey Fat Beats.
It received positive reviews from critics.
The album sold 139,000 copies in the first week of sales in the United States. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
2015: He appeared in a cameo role in the “Dope” an indie comedy-drama film that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2015.
In a March 2015 interview with the Red Bull Music Academy, ASAP Rocky debuted a new song titled “M’$”
This song was released two days later on the iTunes Store.
In May 2015, ASAP Rocky released his second studio album titled “At. Long. Last. ASAP” or A.L.L.A.
The album received generally positive to mixed reviews. It peaked number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and the UK R&B Albums chart.
This album had 18 tracks with hit singles like “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)”, “Everyday” and “L$D”.
116,000 copies were sold in the United States in the first week, and 11,000 copies were sold in Canada.
2016: Rocky featured on “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)”, a song by Alicia Keys and listed on her sixth studio album “Here”.
2017: ASAP Rocky featured in “Summer Bummer” and “Groupie Love”. These are songs in “Lust for Life” the studio album released by Lana Del Rey in 2017.
2018: ASAP Rocky promoted the film “Uncle Drew” – a sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino. He promoted the song “Cocky” for the film. The artists that collaborated with him include Gucci Mane and 21 Savage.
He released a number of singles this year. These include: “☆☆☆☆☆5IVE $TAR$”, “Above”, “Bad Company”, and “ASAP Forever”.
In May, ASAP Rocky released his third studio album titled “Testing”. The album has guest appearances from Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, Skepta, French Montana, Kodak Black, Dev Hynes, and FKA Twigs, among others.
This album also received generally positive reviews from critics like its predecessors. It peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200.
2019: ASAP Rocky released a music video titled “Babushka Boi.”
ASAP Rocky is not yet married. He has dated Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea from 2011 to 2012.
In 2013 he started dating model Chanel Iman. Both were reported to be engaged in April 2014, but they separated in June 2014.
He loves seafood and is a confirmed pescetarian and a vegetarian.
He has been involved in many legal incidents in his career. He was jailed for weeks in Rivers Island prison for drug dealing in 2004.
In 2012, he was arrested for allegedly participating in a brawl in Manhattan. That year, he was also sued for allegedly violently attacking an innocent man who spotted him doing illegal drugs in a New York clothing store.
He was also arrested and charged for assaulting two amateur photographers who took pictures of his attack on the innocent man. The case ended in a plea bargain as he pleaded guilty to grand larceny.
In 2013, he was charged “with misdemeanor simple assault, a class two misdemeanor” for allegedly assaulted a woman during the Budweiser Made in America Festival. The case was settled out of court in 2015.
He got involved in a fistfight in New Zealand after he refused a man to board the elevator. This happened in 2016.
In 2019, a video appeared that showed ASAP Rocky holding a bottle while barking at a man kneeling on the ground while holding his face.
In July 2019, he was arrested and charged by the Swedish police for aggravated assault against one Mustapha Jafari.
He and his bodyguard allegedly beat, kicked, and cut Mustapha with broken bottles while on the ground. This resulted in several body injuries to Jafari. This case drew widespread media attention that also involved support for Rocky from the US President Donald Trump.
Rocky was found guilty and convicted for assault on August 14, 2019. He was given a suspended prison sentence and had to pay SEK 12,500 as damages to Mustapha Jafari- the victim.
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