A$AP Rocky Talks ‘Fashion Killa,’ Givenchy, And Keeping It Rugged In Exclusive Interview [Video]

A$AP Rocky talks “Fashion Killa” with MTV Style.
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Today is the day! A$AP Rocky’s long-awaited debut album Long. Live. A$AP has officially dropped. The full-length follow-up to his Live. Love. A$AP mixtape is every bit as ear-wormy as its predecessor, only this time, Rocky takes even more risks, is more experimental across genres, and as MTV Hive’s Jeff Weiss so aptly put it, his “guest list is as stacked as Ocean’s 11” with appearances from all ends of the industry, from Skrillex to Santigold, Action Bronson to Florence Welch. As a crew of style junkies, one of our favorite tracks from the new album is (naturally) Rocky’s “Fashion Killa.”

Along with being an imperturbable ode to high-fashion, laden with halcyon, synthesized background vocals, the “Killa” record boasts 27 (!!!) sartorial name-checks in just under 4 minutes ranging from the expected (Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, Balmain) to the distinctly less so (Escada, Damir Doma) and a metric ton more (*takes deeeeep breath* Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Helmut Lang, Donna Karan, Cartier, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Oliver Peoples, Costume National, Visvim, Lanvin, Goyard, Isabel Marant, Linda Farrow, Dior, Vena Cava, Tom Ford, Thom Browne, Raf Simons, Versace). Not to mention, dude effectively and impressively ends a phrase with “Ann Demeuelemeester,” setting the bar what some might consider impossibly high for 2013’s edition of The Best Fashion Lyrics Of The Year. Lucky for us, the handsome Harlem fashion killa himself paid us a special visit to talk about the track, its lyrics, and a grip of our other burning style questions, and lucky for YOU, we caught it all on film for an exclusive video interview!


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