Rakim Athelaston Mayers (born October 3, 1988), known professionally as ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky; , AY-sap), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor, and music video director. He is a member of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker.
In August 2011, Rocky's single "Peso", was leaked online and within weeks received radio airplay. Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP later that year to widespread critical acclaim. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment. His debut studio album Long. Live. A$AP (2013) was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its hit single "Fuckin' Problems" was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards. In 2015, Rocky released his second album titled At. Long. Last. A$AP. The album was Rocky's second consecutive album to debut at number one the Billboard 200 and received mostly positive reviews from music critics. The album's single, "L$D", was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In 2018, Rocky released his third album Testing, which peaked in the top five of seven countries.
Rocky has won a BET Award, two BET Hip Hop Awards, a MTV Video Music Award Japan and a MTVU Woodie Award, as well as being nominated for two Grammy Awards, six World Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards and two MTV Europe Music Awards. Rocky has also directed music videos for himself, Danny Brown, and other A$AP Mob members. Furthermore, he is a noted record producer, producing under the pseudonym Lord Flacko.