A$AP Rocky Says He’s The ‘Future of this Genre’ in L’Uomo Vogue [Full Spread]
Photographed by Francesco Carrozini, Pretty MotherFucker, A$AP Rocky graces the cover of L’Uomo Vogue magazine’s March issue. The the Harlem fashion killa made his Vogue debut dressed in Dolce and Gabbana. This spread is HOT!!!! Check it out below and read what Rocky has to say about fashion, and his music and why he believes he is the “future of this genre”.
“I’ve always been interested in fashion, since when I was a kid and used to shop on 5th Avenue. But the real leap in quality occurred when I was 16 years old. I immediately loved Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci. Nevertheless, my approach has always been spontaneous, based on a sort of fashion sense that lets me blend haute couture with streetwear. What’s most important to me is originality. I don’t have problems mixing things: I don’t care if the outfit is considered elegant or not. It’s my style. Period”.
“See, I love rap from the 90s, like Wu- Tang Clan or Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and I honor all the pioneers of the genre who came before me. I think that, in a certain sense, we’re experiencing something similar to that period. But if the first half of the nineties was called the ‘Golden Age’, I want this period to be remembered as the ‘Platinum Age’ or ‘Diamond Age’. Currently, there’s a new artist movement that’s rewriting the rules of hip hop and I’m their leader, king, and emperor, that’s for sure. I’m the future of this genre”.
“I can’t do anything about it: I’m what you see, absolutely genuine, and I believe in my value. On top of that, I’ve always been a fan of this music, and to know that I can produce it successfully now makes me very proud. Seeing that my songs directly affect the lives of my fans is gratifying because, in the end, music has to inspire and motivate people. With my music, I can change people’s mood and make them think. We’re talking about art: I myself realize its importance as such, and it is therefore natural that I work to create it and, consequently, that I am passionate and feel strongly about it.”