ASAP Rocky Talks Drake Tour, Offers His Hip Hop Influences

ASAP reveals that Drake reached out to him for the Club Paradise Tour and says he's inspired by everyone in music.

It's not everyday you get co-signs from some of the industry's most popular rappers. After releasing his first single this year, "Purple Swag," newcomer ASAP Rocky has even managed to land on Drake's Club Paradise Tour. He explained to VladTV how his participation in the jaunt got started.

"It came about because [Drake] added me to the tour. He said he was a fan of the music and he reached out to me and now we goin' on tour."

While his music utilizes the southern sound, he says he's influence by a range of artists.

"As far as music, [I listen to] everybody. I'm inspired by everybody. From your Kid Cudis to your Ol' Dirty Bastards, I'm inspired by everybody. I really appreciate everybody. I listen. I like music, I'm a music lover so it comes easy for me to admire artists."

The young rapper's digital mixtape Live.Love.A$AP dropped on Halloween.






    I like ASAP's sound but its kinda funny how he had to totally incorporate Houston/Cleveland/West Coast sound in order to get noticed. plus his lyrics are wack but he has good energy. He's like a POOR MAN'S SCHOOLBOY Q. LOL

  • Manny Faces

    Interesting/unfortunate/ironic though that NY's "great hope" is succeeding by sounding so very un-NYish.. But I like what he's doing, same with Lamar. Hip hop's never been dead, nor has NY hip hop for that matter. The shattered industry is just now finally starting to try and give new voices a shot..

  • Sourheadband420

    So i have now had 2 days to digest ASAP Rocky's mixtape and for me it is the Best Mixtape of 2011. Rocky got me thinking NY might have found there great hope

  • Anonymous

    So if I'm not mistaken Rocky and Kendrick is on this Drake tour. Whats more hiphop than that? I double dare somebody to say hiphop dead.

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick Lamar is overrated.............niggas is hyping this god up like he is pac or sumething nahmean? And Rocky ain't nothing. That nigga sounds a lot like Wack Miller

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