A$AP Rocky – Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine recently sat down with the 23-year-old Harlem-bred rapper A$AP Rocky to discuss various topics. Below is an excerpt of the article:

A$AP Rocky’s ferociously energetic mix tape Live.Love.A$AP quickly caught fire with hip-hop heads, music bloggers, and nominal tastemakers when he unleashed it on the world via the Internet last fall. In fact, the furor was so great that large numbers of those most standoffish of record-industry gatekeepers—A&R people—soon found themselves frothed up and in a tizzy over the 23-year-old Harlem-bred rapper’s peculiar blend of influences, which include Southern regional hip-hop styles (like the slowed-down, doped-out beats of the Houston subgenre of screw music) and the world of high fashion (who was the last rapper to name-check Rick Owens?).

Read the entire piece at Interview Magazine.

Lost in Tokyo by Mark Bramley

Lost in Tokyo captured my attention as it is a dream of mine to step foot in Japan one day. Specifically, their fashion sense has always impressed me and I’d like to not only see it first hand but expand my wardrobe with unique Japanese pieces. With two days in Tokyo, filmmaker Mark Bramley shot the illuminated city streets in time-lapse form to create this short film, “Lost in Tokyo.”

The Boneyard Project – “Return Trip”

Eric Firestone and Carlo McCormick invited a “number of artists to the Arizona desert to paint their own decommissioned planes in a Tucson boneyard.” The Boneyard Project “Return Trip,” featuring art from Retna, How & Nosm, and Saner & Nunca, will be on display at Tucson’s Pima Air & Space Museum from January 28 to May 31, 2012.