Archives

With Mercury Prize winners such as Dave on our side, why are many US rap fans still sceptical of UK rap?

In recent years, huge stars such as Stormzy, Skepta and recent Mercury Prize winner Dave have taken over the rap world. With their distinctive tones and London accents, they managed to set them apart from their American counterparts. Yet as British rappers flood the UK charts, many across the pond still cannot accept that UK rap is a thing. Well, that's...

A$AP Rocky’s Swedish lawyer “shot in head and chest”

A$AP Rocky
The Swedish lawyer who represented rapper A$AP Rocky in his assault case has reportedly been shot. Henrik Olsson Lilja was leaving his apartment in Stockholm on Friday morning when a gunman shot him in the head and chest. The shooter reportedly jumped into a waiting SUV and sped away. Olsson Lilja was still inside the apartment building when he was shot...

Watch A$AP Rocky on the run from the cops in bizarre ‘Babushka Boi’ video

A$AP
A$AP Rocky has shared his new single 'Babushka Boi' along with its official video – stream it below. The US rapper previewed the release on Monday, sharing a trailer for the new visuals in which he danced with eccentric prison inmates behind bars. Rocky had previously aired the cut at a number of his live shows. Now, the studio version of 'Babushka Boi'...

A$AP Rocky drops an eccentric, tap-dancing trailer for ‘Babushka Boi’

A$AP Rocky
Last year, A$AP Rocky made fashion headlines when he donned a silk floral headscarf – what he called a “babushka”, the Russian word for “grandma” – for a gala. Now, the rapper has dropped an eccentric trailer for ‘Babushka Boi’, what seems like a new song named for the grandmotherly look. The teaser clip, released Monday (August 26), asks the...

Trump team reportedly ‘angry’ that A$AP Rocky didn’t thank them for involvement in court case

President Donald Trump and his team are reportedly 'angry' after A$AP Rocky and his manager didn't thank them for their involvement in the rapper's release from custody in Sweden. A$AP was released from jail earlier this month and handed a suspended sentence after being found guilty of assault in Sweden following his arrest over a brawl in Stockholm last month. A...

A$AP Rocky responds after being found guilty of assault after Stockholm fight: “I am, of course, disappointed”

A$AP Rocky
US rapper A$AP Rocky has responded after being found guilty of assault in Sweden following his arrest over a brawl in Stockholm last month. The rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, has been handed a suspended sentence and ordered to pay damages after a 19-year-old man was attacked by the musician and two of his friends in the Swedish capital on June...

A$AP Rocky fan reportedly threatened to blow up Swedish embassy

An A$AP Rocky reportedly threatened to blow up the Swedish embassy in Washington, DC after the rapper was charged with assault over an altercation in the country earlier this month. As NBC Philadelphia reports, Rebecca Kanter threatened to "blow this motherf----- up" while at the House Of Sweden in the US capital before being arrested by the Secret Service, an affidavit obtained by...

Swedish government tells Donald Trump to back off over A$AP Rocky

Sweden's government has told Donald Trump it won't intervene over A$AP Rocky's impending court case. Donald Trump laid into the Swedish PM after prosecutors formally announced their decision to charge A$AP Rocky with assault yesterday (July 25). Trump had said he was "very disappointed" in the Swedish courts' decision to prosecute A$AP Rocky. But in a statement this afternoon, the Swedish government has again...

Investigation dropped against man involved in altercation with A$AP Rocky in Sweden

A$AP Rocky
The Swedish prosecution has dropped its investigation into a man involved with an altercation with rapper A$AP Rocky and his entourage. The man’s lawyer Magnus Stromberg broke the news to CNN on Monday (22 July), saying that his client was relieved but not surprised. “He has been the subject of an assault, but he has not committed a crime,” Stromberg...

Swedish Prime Minister on A$AP Rocky: “Everyone is equal before the law”

A$AP Rocky
The Swedish government has issued an official statement about A$AP Rocky, who has been behind bars there since the start of July, saying the rapper will not receive special treatment. Over the weekend, US President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be “calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky”....