American rapper and producer Rakim Mayers, a.k.a A$AP Rocky has achieved critical success since his career began in 2007. His moniker is adopted from his membership in the Hip Hop group A$AP Mob. The rapper's debut mixtape Live. Love. Rakim began rapping at the age of eight and later on went to achieve critical acclaim in 2011, leading him to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records and Sony. At. Long. Last. A$AP. was the artists second studio album, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2015, and receiving critical acclaim.