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Rapper A$AP Rocky graces the pages of Complex Magazine’s December 2012 issue in an urban editorial focused on the fantasy of fame.
In the feature article, as well as in the photo spread, A$AP reveals the anxiety surrounding his incline in the rap world and the attention coming with it. Time and time again, media discusses the qualms established celebrities have with their fame and this time, Complex delves into the mind of a young rapper on the rise.
In the shoot titled ‘Rocky Road,’ A$AP is presented in a dominion of fantasy, a theme parallel with his actual life in the present. Shots include the rapper holding and praying with a sword and stone reminiscent of King Arthur and the sorcerer’s stone. These props give the photo shoot a whimsy feel and dark backdrops, smoky effects and A$AP’s tough gazes add to this vibe.
A$AP Rocky’s urban editorial in Complex magazine is a foray into fantasy that actually resonates with the rapper’s present state in the rap game.