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A$AP Rocky

Jan. 8
6:30 p.m.

Harlem rapper and ASAP Mob member ASAP Rocky arrived as an almost instant star in 2011, though he famously drew more influence from Southern cities like Houston than his native East Coast. A kind of post-regional and stylistic fluidity still defines him, as Rocky has pushed his music in ambitious, psychedelic directions. He released his slightly slept-on third album, Testing, during rap’s busy spring, featuring contributions from Frank Ocean and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, followed by the Tame Impala-sampling single “Sundress” in November.