A$AP Rocky Says Kanye West Rips Him Off: "Of Course, That's Obvious"

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Is Yeezy biting on Rocky's "Purple Swag"?
Rappers make a name for themselves by writing thought-provoking verses laden with rhyme, rhythm, and raunch.

Or they start enough beef that its impossible to Ask Jeeves about an MC without the aforementioned beefer popping up in the results.

It seems as though Harlem-bred spitter A$AP Rocky is choosing a little from Column A and a little from Column B. 'Cause while the young spitter can definitely spit, he is also highly adept at talking mad shit.

Of course, there is the well-documented A$AP Mob vs. Raider Klan feud, the fulcrum of which is Rocky pitted against Pembroke Pines rapper SpaceGhostPurrp.

And now Rocky is going after The Throne.

See also:
-ASAP Rocky's Guide to Hooking Up With Chicks, Bitches, and Hos
-Concert Review: ASAP Rocky at the Fillmore Miami Beach, November 8
-SpaceGhostPurrp Arrested After Beefing With A$AP Rocky and the Mob on Miami Beach
-ASAP Rocky on SpaceGhostPurrp: "He's a Racist and Crazy and Bipolar"




In a recent interview with Complex, in which the 24-year-old rapper dished on a variety of subjects including SGP being "racist and crazy and bipolar," Rocky was also not shy to admit that he thinks Kanye bites his personal fashion style.

"Of course. That's obvious. [Laughs.] We're all in the same circle. He's way richer than me, but of course he's influenced by me. C'mon, bro. I made waxed denim cool in hip-hop. Fucking waxed denim and rips in jeans. Nobody else did that. I don't give a fuck. I didn't know what I was doing. These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket. Of course, I'm influencing."



We would take the assertion one step further: Kanye is ripping off your music, dude!

When EDM was making its first ascent via the last wave of Daft Punk's output, Kanye not only ripped it off. That wasn't enough for Mr. West. His appropriation also introduced Shutter Shades to popular culture, an accessory that ushers ostensible "hipster"-dom into a realm more comparable to LARPing.

Remember the gratuitous dubstep breakdown on "Niggas in Paris"? Kanye West is a trend hopper!

And, with the deep-fried screwed-up groove of tracks like "Mercy," it's clear he's landed right on top of the A$AP Mob's Southern-rap-influenced lilly pad of "Purple Swag."

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katzman
katzman

Was looking for a waka show review and stumbled on this, unfortunately. Matt, FOH w/ this. Kanye opened up the fashion forward lane A$AP walks in. Kanye isn't a trend hopper he's a trend setter, why do you think we have sad, auto-tuned electro rap and EDM fist-pump rap, the latter of which Kanye's entrance in MERCY is a frank reminder of? Also Kanye is 10 years older than A$AP which means he was working with houston rappers (in particular Scarface) when A$AP was in middle school, and dropped the screwed "MORE ASS THAN THE MODELS" bit in good life when asap was just outta high school. There's a reason they call him ASAP Copy, this is like if Paul Thomas Anderson said Kubrick ripped HIM off, or, more relevant to context, Spaceghost Purp saying Three 6 Mafia ripped HIM off. If new times needs a fact checker, holler, this is FLAGRANT.

Ruy Rodriguez
Ruy Rodriguez

A$AP needs to shut up.. He put rips in jeans? Man shut the fuck up.

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