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A$AP Rocky’s ‘Live.Love.A$AP’ and the Death of Rap Regionalism

Charles celebrates the New York rapper’s debut with Clams Casino, Fat Tony, and DJ Burn One

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In honor of the 10th anniversary of A$AP Rocky’s debut mixtape, Live.Love.A$AP, The Ringer’s Charles Holmes talks to Clams Casino, Fat Tony, DJ Burn One, and others about how the project came to define an era of rap when the genre was evolving, regional walls were collapsing, and A$AP Yams used his Tumblr to become one of the biggest tastemakers around.

Producer: Justin Sayles
Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo

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