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A$AP Rocky was the featured guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Thursday night, as the Grammy-nominated artist talked about his latest album Testing, the mission behind his creative collective AWGE, upcoming sneaker collab with Under Armour and more.

Decked out in a relaxed and casual fit highlighted by a blazer, shades, and a yellow bandana wrapped around his head, the Harlem native starts the conversation off by opening up about his recent EP, while also delving into how rappers from New York compares to everyone else.

Around the 4:29 mark, Rocky talks about his AWGE collective, explaining that it’s essentially a group of young creatives that work towards changing “the aesthetic and the way things are in culture, music, film, fashion, and art,” and that it’s “about being ahead and raising the bar.”

Then, towards the end of the interview at the six minute mark, A$AP gifted Noah with a pair of his collaborative Under Armour sneakers, also revealing its official availability slated in September. Noah said, “I grew up in world where I’d wear shoes after people,” and then turning to the audience he happily expressed, “and now I’m wearing before all of y’all!”

Enjoy the full interview above, then after, learn why ‘TESTING’ is the album A$AP Rocky was born to make.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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