March 21, 2012 9:59

A$AP Rocky plays chaotic debut London show

Harlem rapper's set ends with stage invasion

A$AP Rocky plays chaotic debut London show

Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

A$AP Rocky's debut London show ended in a stage invasion last night (March 20), with fans clambering to get close to the hotly-tipped rapper.

The Harlem rapper's gig at Cargo had been full of chaotic scenes as he stagedived into the crowd a number of times. Fans had queued for over two hours before Rocky and his A$AP Mob took to the stage at the Shoreditch venue, with some eager people scaling the walls to get in.

Those who gained entry witnessed Rocky play a raucous nine-song set comprising of material from his 2011 mixtape, 'LiveLoveA$AP', including 'Purple Swag' and 'Wassup'. But it was during set-closer, 'Peso', when fans took control of the venue with the help of Rocky and his crew, who pulled those struggling to climb over the barrier up onstage.

Speaking to NME after the show, A$AP Rocky said: "That was fucking awesome. It's really far from home so, y'know, you just don't expect to get a reaction like that. I feel really fucking honoured."

Rocky's debut London show comes less than a week after his SXSW show ended in a brawl between the rapper and his crew and the crowd. A$AP Rocky is currently working on his debut album, titled 'Long Live A$AP', to be released in July.

A$AP Rocky played:

'Pretty Flacko'
'Wassup'
'Purple Swag'
'Brand New Guy'
'Roll One Up'
'Get Lit'
'Bass'
'Trilla'
'Peso'

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