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A$AP Rocky: Electric Ballroom, London

Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 7 June 2012

"I WANT EVERYONE TO GET THEIR MONEY'S WORTH," says A$AP Rocky, the self-described "pretty motherfucker from Harlem". "I want someone to leave here passed out." Given that the MC's set lasts just 45 minutes, unconsciousness would take prodigious effort, even with the use of the cough syrup that he mentions in so many tracks that he might as well be sponsored by the Codeine Manufacturers Guild of America. A$AP's message may be hedonism, but his means of delivering it is briskly efficient.

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