This is sad news. Yesterday, A$ap Rocky announced that his father had passed away.
The Harlem rapper Instagrammed a picture of his dad, along with the message:
“R.I.P DAD , UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN . “SEE MY DADDY IN HEAVEN , HE BE DA REALIST G” TTTL”
Although not much is known concerning the details of his father’s death, A$ap Rocky has credited his father as having a huge influence on his rap style. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has said that his father named him after the legendary hip hop veteran Rakim.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to A$ap Rocky and his family during this difficult time.