The Chicago Vibe



Ally Schell | October 2017

ASAP Mob (also known as A$AP MOB) formed in 2006 with the collaboration of American hip-hop artists ASAP Ferg, ASAP Rocky, and Playboi Carti to name a few. The crew has a total of sixteen members as well as two former (ASAP Yams and ASAP Dom). ASAP Yams began the group with three of his friends: ASAP Bari, ASAP Kham and ASAP Illz. He eventually convinced other New York rappers, including ASAP Rocky, to join him and his crew.

Lords Never Worry was ASAP Mob’s first release. With Rocky on his tour, he decided it would be best to tour with his rapper family—ASAP Mob. On the topic of staying jiggy and flawless, they released Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends and hit the US charts at number thirteen. Unfortunately, member ASAP Yams was not able to see the completion of this tape due to his death in 2015.

However, the group continued with their music and has recently created Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy. Now, they are on tour and I can’t wait to see what they have in store.

“Perry Aye”, one of their songs on Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, features Jaden Smith as the opener with a deep voice overlaying his real voice that gives a new tone to the song. He begins with stating that he is “sippin’ sake and going to parties with the crew”. Then, it features the infamous ASAP Rocky, talking all about Paris and what he likes to do there, including french kissing and french fries. It now repeats Jaden’s verse to add to the French vibe of the song and proceeds with Playboi Carti and ASAP Nast.

All in all, this crew never ceases to amaze me with their songs and lyrics about their lives as boys from New York. They hit UIC Pavilion on October 11th, which I will be attending, and I’m super excited to see all of them together on one stage where their swagger all comes together as one. Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy may be out now, but I have no doubt that ASAP Worldwide is going to create so much more in the feature, and will keep creating the beats that everyone enjoys.

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