October 3, 1988
New York City,NY
American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor and music video director. He is a member of the hip hop group A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, in 2011 to critical acclaim. He subsequently recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. A$AP, which was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
In 2015, Rocky released his second studio album titled At. Long. Last. A$AP.
Rocky has also directed music videos for himself, Danny Brown, SpaceGhost Purrp and other A$AP Mob members. Furthermore, He is a noted record producer, producing under the pseudonym Lord Flacko.
In July 2019, he was arrested, and in August 2019 found guilty of assault in Sweden.
Mayers started rapping at the age of 9, when he moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He learned how to rap from his older brother. When Mayers was 13, his brother was killed in Harlem. The death inspired Rocky to take rapping more seriously.
When Mayers was 12 years old, his father went to jail in connection with selling drugs. His father died in 2012. He had an older sister, Erika B. Mayers, who also died in September 2016 following a drug overdose.
In 2011, Rocky began dating Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. His real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers.