Rakim Mayers, also known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American Rapper, songwriter, record producer and an actor who started rapping professionally from 2007 when he joined A$AP Mob crew.
With about 3 studio albums, 5 movie appearances and many other business ventures the rapper has had a successful career and has accumulated a huge net worth.
ASAP Rocky's net worth
ASAP Rocky, rumored to be with Kendall Jenner, has an estimated net worth of over $6 million and the numbers are sure to increase over the years due to his growing popularity.
ASAP Rocky signed a two-year record deal with Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records. The contract would pay him an estimated amount of $ 3,000,000.
Later in 2011, he signed a $3,000,000 record deal with Sony Music Entertainment. $1.7 million from the net amount was sided for his solo work, while the remaining $1.3 million was laid aside to fund his company ASAP Worldwide.
His album Long. Live. ASAP has sold about 312,000 copies worldwide and made an estimated earning of $320,000; a good addition to his net worth.
ASAP Rocky's Career
Rakim Mayers ditched his drug dealing profession to pursue his career in hip-hop as a rapper, which ultimately escalated in 2011 when he released his first single hit Peso.
Live. Love. A$AP
Rakim began his career by joining a Harlem-based rap crew A$AP Mob, a rap crew formed by A$AP Yams, A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz.
In July 2011, Rocky released his single Purple Swag which immediately became a street anthem in New York City. Soon after the release of his first single, his debut single Peso was leaked online and received airplay in the Hot-97 radio station, within a few weeks.
He then released his first mixtape titled Live.Love.A$AP in October, which gained him exposure and a record deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music. Soon after the record deal, he started a label, A$AP Worldwide, with A$AP Yams.
Long. Live. A$AP
Rocky recorded his debut studio album Long.Live.A$AP in collaboration with several renowned producers like Clams Casino, Soufein3000, Friendzone, A$AP Ty Beats, Joey Fat Beats and Hit-Boy.
The album's first single Goldie was released on April 27, 2012. The album itself was released on January 15, 2013, and was able to grab positive review from critics.
The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 139,000 in its first week in the United States. As of March 2013, the album has sold about 284,000 and has been certified gold by RIAA.
At. Long. Last. A$AP
It was March 6, 2014, that Rocky announced that he was working on his second studio album At. Long. Last. A$AP.
Rocky announced that he would be releasing the album on the 12th of June, 2015, but due to some mishaps, the album was leaked online May 25, 2015, one week before its expected release.
The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 116,000 copies alone in the United States. In Canada, the album ranked at number 1 and sold 11,000 copies. As of July 2015, the album has sold 215,000 copies in the United States and 60,662 copies in the United Kingdom.
Although the album was Rocky's second number-one album, the decline in album-equivalent sales has made it the rapper's lowest selling album of his career.
A$AP Rocky has also served as an actor and has appeared in many movies and documentaries.
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Overall the rapper has an extremely interesting career. We hope his success continues and his net worth and income too continues to rise.