Lets take a brief trip back to 2011 when the A$AP Worldwide collective posed for the folks at VICE, grabbing inspiration from some past iconic album covers. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ty Beats, A$AP Dom, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Bari, A$AP Twelvyy, and Spaceghost Purrp all worked with photographer Ben Ritter to relive hip-hop albums by artists such as ODB, Tupac and N.W.A. to name a few. In addition to the recognizable hip-hop albums are a few humorous covers from KISS, Bruce Springsteen and Weezer.
A$AP Worldwide, the influential collective that emerged in the early 2010s, has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Founded in 2006, in Harlem, New York, by members ASAP Yams, ASAP Bari and ASAP Illz . The collective aimed to reshape hip-hop’s landscape by combining fashion, music, and art in new and innovative ways. Breaking onto the scene, A$AP Rocky quickly became the face of the group, with his unique blend of fashion-forward style and genre-blending music capturing the attention of fans and critics alike. With the release of their breakout mixtape “Live.Love.A$AP” in 2011, A$AP Worldwide gained worldwide recognition, paving the way for their subsequent successes. The collective’s music, fashion collaborations, and entrepreneurial endeavors continue to push boundaries and inspire a new generation of artists, leaving a lasting legacy in hip-hop culture.
As we look back on this incredible project, we are reminded of the power of artistry, inspiration, and the timeless impact of these album covers, forever etched in the history of music.