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A$AP Rocky Auckland Show Announced

A$AP Rocky Auckland Show Announced

Thursday, 28th February 2013 9:31AM

New York rapper of the moment, A$AP Rocky has just been announced to visit New Zealand for the first time in June. Touring on the back of excellent debut full length LONG.LIVE.A$AP released, finally, at the start of the year, he'll perform for one night only in Auckland. Here is the tour info and below are a couple of clips from the album...

A$AP Rocky
Tuesday 25th June, Logan Campbell Centre, Aucklan
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Tickets available from Ticketmaster, more details below.

'Long Live A$AP'

'Goldie'

Press Release:

A$AP ROCKY
Debut New Zealand Tour

Tuesday 25th June – Logan Campbell Centre – Auckland

Following hot on the heels of sold out tours by Kendrick Lamar, Tyga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the announcement of the Nas co-curated Movement Festival, Niche, Live Nation & Muchmore Music are proud to present the debut New Zealand tour of one of the hottest properties in Rap right now, A$AP Rocky.

Released in January this year, his top #10 NZ Top 40 debut album - LongLiveA$AP - defies categorisation, standing out amongst the pack as the document of where Rap and Hip Hop culture is headed.

A blurry mix of lyricism, slowed down rave synths and featuring a star studded line-up of guests including Florence Welch, Santigold, Skrillex and rap contemporaries Kendrick Lamar, Drake, 2 Chainz and more, LongLiveA$AP is unavoidable in the clubs and on the street.

LongLiveA$AP is adorned by production from long time collaborators including Clams Casino and Hit Boy, and features the breakthrough single Goldie which was easily one of 2012’s biggest club hits. Watch the video for Goldie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofoIMg76Sng and his most recent performance on Late Night With David Letterman here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NepKGuP_Q8Y

In 2007 the Harlem born and bred rapper, Rocky, assembled his A$AP Mob consisting of rappers, producers and music video directors (A$AP having mutliple meanings including ‘Always Strive and Prosper’, ‘Assassinating Snitches and Police’ and ‘Acronym Symbolizing Any Purpose’). In 2011 the compilation Deep Purple was released followed by Peso, his first official single which quickly gained radio airplay. He was immediately snapped up, signed by Sony and released the LiveLongA$AP mixtape to critical acclaim.

This success was not just US based, with A$AP Rocky’s efforts being noticed across the pond as he was shortlisted in the BBC’s influential ‘Sound Of 2012’ poll.

Following tours with Drake and Kendrick Lamar and performing at the 2012 Pitchfork Festival (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRKWovZ3Ino), A$AP Rocky performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and remixed Rihanna’s Cockiness (which was also performed at the MTV Video Music Awards).

Transcending art, fashion and music, demand for A$AP Rocky in New Zealand is reaching boiling point and this tour is destined to sell-out.

Don’t miss A$AP Rocky when he touches down in Auckland this June.

TUESDAY 25th JUNE – LOGAN CAMPBELL CENTRE – AUCKLAND

Tickets on sale Thursday 7th March from www.ticketmaster.co.nz

For all show & ticketing info go to www.muchmoremusic.co.nz


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Lil wayne is the best rapper alive he shits on biggie and tupac
Posted by Gstarrrrrr - anonymous 1 year ago

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what kind of world do we live in where douchebags like this guy can steal the name of a true artist (Aesop Rock), and release inane 'dancefloor' pop in the guise of having hip hop street cred? GO BACK TO HARLEM YOU FAKE ASS WANNABE.
Posted by meh - anonymous 1 year ago



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