A$AP Mob is making a stop in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, October 25th for their Too Cozy tour.
A$AP Mob is a hip hop collective from Harlem, formed in 2007. They are touring in support of their second studio album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, which was released this past August. The group is comprised of sixteen core members, who all notably hold the “A$AP” moniker. Originally founded by members A$AP Yams (RIP), A$AP Bari, and A$AP Illz, the group began immediately adopting other collaborators: A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twelvyy. These new members contribute to the inventive mores of playing with beats and lyrics that the group has exemplified since their early EPs, working within the core framework of hip-hop/trap style music.
What makes this collective so unique is the individual creativity the members each bring to the table as rappers, producers, directors, and designers. Members A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky have announced their own artistic endeavors — A$AP Ferg released a solo album in August titled Still Striving, and A$AP Rocky released his fourth collaboration with clothing brand Guess. Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy exudes the group’s inventive ethos as it consists of a few skits, and most tracks feature a lengthy list of other collaborators. A review by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights that the large and diverse group of performers was the best part of the stage performance — the different characters all fighting for their own attention was thrilling, yet during spotlight moments all were complementary to one another during their sold out October 12th show in Milwaukee.
Written by Celia Davalos