The Tragic Early Life Story Of A$AP Rocky

Popular America rapper, A$AP Rocky (Real name Rakim Mayers) , is well known for his music and also for dating Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Iggy Azalea.

Rocky grew up in Pennsylvania where he took an interest in music. When he was 10, his father was arrested for drug offences.

After his father’s arrest, his mother moved from place to place and struggled to put food on the table. The family was often homeless. She later decided to move back to New York.

When he was 13, his brother was shot dead close to his home.

Rocky started selling drugs and eventually got arrested in 2004. He shared a cell with fellow rapper, Casanova.

After 2 weeks, he left prison and decided to be more serious about music.

In 2007, he hooked up with others to form the group A$AP.

From there, his career picked up. In 2011, Rocky signed a $3 Million deal with Sony.

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