Rakim Athelaston Mayers, known as A$AP Rocky, was born on October 3, 1988. An American rapper and producer from Harlem, he began with the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob. Rocky's 2011 single "Peso" quickly gained traction, leading to his acclaimed mixtape, Live. Love. A$AP. This success secured him a deal with Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records.