A$AP Rocky Talks Hip-Hop Representation at Grammys, Says Genre Has ‘Transcended & Grown Bigger Than Pop’


A$AP Rocky spoke with Billboard’s Tetris Kelly on the purple carpet at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday (Feb. 9), chatting about vogue, hip-hop illustration at this 12 months’s Grammys and what he needs his legacy as an artist to be.

Asked how he decides what to put on for giant occasions such because the Clive Davis occasion, A$AP tells Billboard that he sees vogue as a press release. “It has to mirror on how you're feeling that day,” he shares. “If you're feeling gloomy and unhappy, you may put on one thing rugged. If you're feeling good and there's quite a lot of sunshine in your life, you may put on this [light pink suit].”

The rapper was additionally requested to weigh in on the illustration of hip-hop at this 12 months’s Grammys, to which he responds that he has combined emotions. “I’m glad that hip-hop is definitely getting the credit score it deserves and quite a lot of the hip-hop artists are being nominated for lots of awards as a result of hip-hop has now transcended and grown larger than pop and now we're the pop style. We’re larger than that. We promote extra information and every little thing. We're extra widespread.”

A$AP provides, nevertheless, that he's disenchanted that he has but to win a Grammy for any of his video path, explaining, “I direct all my movies, and it's not honest when my movies are so eclectic, they're so futuristic, and more often than not conceptual to the purpose the place it takes quite a lot of intel and mind to kinda grasp what I imply. But most individuals get it. For those that do, I really like you.”

Finally, A$AP is posed with the query of what he needs his legacy to be. “I simply need my legacy for me to remembered as an innovator and only for folks to know, I put my blood, sweat, and tears into something I do,” he replies. “I take quite a lot of pleasure in it.”

You can watch the total video interview with A$AP Rocky above, and be sure you tune in to the Billboard Grammy pre-show, streaming reside on Twitter on Sunday (Feb. 10) at 5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT.

A$AP Rocky Talks Hip-Hop Representation at Grammys, Says Genre Has 'Transcended & Grown Bigger Than Pop'