In this weeks issue of Billboard Magazine is A$AP Rocky gracing the cover, after recently sitting down with Elliot Wilson in his CRWN interview series. Rocky discusses a lot in this issue including the passing of dear friend and brother-from-another-mother, A$AP Yams, acting and the release of his upcoming album ALLA, which will be out everywhere May 12th.
A$AP Rocky will also be playing the role of a big time dope dealer in the film Dope, and this is what he has to say about taking more acting roles:
4. He’s Breaking Into Film on His Own Terms
Rocky made his film debut playing a small-time drug dealer in Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope, a smash at Sundance in January. Although he calls it “an amazing movie,” he’s taking his time in choosing his next project. He scoffs at his own past as a dealer and thinks the Dope character is “too typical” for a rapper. “I want something that gives me more of a challenge and is less cliched. Until I find something that feels right, I’m going to stay my ass off the big screen.”
His favorite film right now is Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. A grid of stills from the film adorn a wall of his apartment, and he says it’s been serving as inspiration for a short film accompanying the new disc.
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