In the second instalment of Noisey’s five-part A$AP Rocky documentary, the Harlem rapper opens up about his early childhood and how his family was forced to live in a shelter after his father went to prison.
Speaking of his late brother Ricky Black, who was shot dead 10 years ago, Rocky describes how it was him that pushed him towards his music career.
“I know for a fact that Ricky has something to do with my success. Even before he died he had something to do with it,” he said.
He reveals the details of his rise to stardom and how his feature in the New York Times back in 2011 was the moment he realised he’d made it.
“I made the New York Times before I even had a record deal. It was just the first time I ever felt accomplished in my life. Ever.”
Catch up on the first episode and watch the second instalment above.
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