New York City-based American rapper Rakim Mayers, better known as Asap Rocky has a net worth of $6 million.
Mayers’ success is not only tied to his hip-hop music, he is also a noted record producer, producing under the pseudonym ‘Lord Flacko’ and also has his clothing line.
Bio / Age
Born on October 3, 1988, in Harlem, New York City, Rakim Mayers is of African American and Barbadian descent. The hip-hop star grew up in the Harlem neighbourhood of New York. As a child, his father got arrested for drug dealings and was given a long prison term, limiting his influence in Mayers’s young life.
His older brother ‘Ricky’ was killed in the cold Harlem streets in 2012, leaving his family devastated. Following the death of Ricky, he got really motivated to take rapping more seriously. Mayers later fled with his mother and sister named Erika B. Mayers due to insecurity. They had to put up in various shelters. His father reportedly died in 2012.
Career and Albums
Rakim Mayers started singing at the age of eight after he reportedly learned to rap from his brother. He got his name from hip-hop legend Rakim.
After the death of his brother, Mayers became more devoted to rapping and sold snack foods to make a living. ASAP Rocky joined the ASAP Mob crew formed by people in Harlem sharing a similar interest in music, fashion and arts. He debuted with his single ‘Peso’ which was leaked before the release but grabbed attention from several radio stations in New York.
His first music video ‘Purple Swag’ got him noticed by several record labels and he signed a $3 million record deal with RCA Records. He also started his own label ‘ASAP Worldwide’ with another rapper ASAP Yams to make his fortunes.
After making a name with his music videos and singles, ASAP Rocky started moving on tours with Kendrick Lamar and Drake. He also performed a guest rap on Rihanna’s song ‘Cockiness (Love It)’ at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Rocky started rising to prominence with series of mixtapes and singles like ‘Goldie’, ‘Lords Never Worry’, ‘Long. Live. ASAP’ etc. that stood top on Billboard charts making over 200,000 copies of sales in the first week of release.
His album ‘Long. Live. ASAP’ is also certified gold after making 500,000 copies of sales in the US alone. Mayers scored a whopping $320,000 from his album Long. Live. ASAP, according to estimation.
A budding artist in the hip-hop music scene, ASAP Rocky has collaborated with his cousin ASAP Mob and other artists like ASAP Ferg, Nast, Juicy J, etc. to produce several mixtapes. He also has worked with artists like Lil Wayne, Selena Gomez, and Tyga, to name some.
His business ventures have seen much growth today alongside record deal signings with Sony Music Entertainment, and Polo Grounds.
Rakim Mayers was signed by Sony Music for a record deal worth 3 million dollars. $1.7 million was for his own solo career while the other $1.3 million was for funding his own company, ASAP.
As stated earlier, he also has his own clothing brand which he opened up in 2013, together with his fashioner designer friend Raf Simons.
ASAP Rocky Net Worth
Rocky has been looking to find his prominence to the top in the hip-hop industry and currently enjoys a net worth of $6 million.
Apparently, ASAP Rocky’s albums and singles sales contributed hugely to his success, which will likely grow considering his career has only just begun.
The rapper is expected to release his new album and his fans are all over it; eagerly waiting and looking forward to the release of the album, which will be available later this year.
From what we gathered, ASAP Rocky’s yet-to-be-released album is one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2017 and his fans are hoping he would announce a new tour with its release.
Personal Life, Girlfriend
A rising MC in the United State, ASAP Rocky dated Iggy Azalea in late 2011, but the couple broke up in 2012. He then started dating American model Chamel Iman, and the couple also split in 2014. He also dated British singer, Rita Ora.
Wiki Facts about ASAP Rocky
Full Name: Rakim Mayers
Profession: Rapper, Hip Hop artist
Height: 5ft 10in ( 1.78m)
Ethnicity: African American
Date of Birth: October 3, 1988
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City
Marital Status: Single
Astrological Sign: Libra
ASAP Rocky Net Worth: $6 million