A$AP Rocky is going hard before his album LongLiveA$AP drops. He will be on the cover of the December/January issue.
Complex caught up with the rapper while he was on tour, you can read the full cover story here.Â Read the excerpt from the interview below.
Do you think youâ€™re influencing people like Kanye?
Of course. Thatâ€™s obvious. [Laughs.] Weâ€™re all in the same circle. Heâ€™s way richer than me, but of course heâ€™s influenced by me. Câ€™mon, bro. I made waxed denim cool in hip-hop. Fucking waxed denim and rips in jeans. Nobody else did that. I donâ€™t give a fuck. I didnâ€™t know what I was doing. These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket. Of course Iâ€™m influencing.
How do you feel about the culture of hip-hop changing? Lil Wayne is skateboarding now.Â Thatâ€™s dope. I put Wayne in Jay-Z and Kanyeâ€™s bracket, in terms of success. Wayne is still fun. Are we forgetting that Wayne made everybody switch their flow up and start using the Eâ€™s and Râ€™s, and â€œIâ€™m ir-regul-ar, seg-ularâ€? Like, câ€™mon, are we forgetting that Wayne changed hip-hop, too? Are we forgetting that he made all these motherfuckers want to have tattoos? Are we forgetting that? It wasnâ€™t Wiz, it was Wayne. Wiz did it, too, but Iâ€™m just stating facts. This is a guy who fucking went from being the youngest underdog in his crew to saving his company, and saving his â€œDaddy.â€ Iâ€™m not a fucking Lil Wayne dickriderâ€”Iâ€™m just speaking facts.
Check out the cover and photos from the shoot below.