A$AP Rocky’s had a rough week that looks like its not getting better any time soon. He was detained in Sweden for what was initially designated aggravated assault, but was then downgraded to standard assault. Details were fuzzy, and TMZ obtained a video that clearly showed Rocky and three others fighting with two men. In response, Rocky posted a video that clearly shows he and his crew attempting numerous times to de-escalate the situation and asking the men to please stop following them. He was denied bail by Swedish authorities due to concerns about flight risk, and according to Ferg is being held in solitary confinement without any phone call allowances while the courts take two weeks to determine whether or not to go to trial.
Now feels like the best time to look back on Rocky’s considerable impact over the last decade or so. He burst onto the scene in 2011 with singles like “Peso” and “Purple Swag,” levied internet buzz into a massive $3 million contract with Interscope, released a now-beloved mixtape, and went on to become one of the biggest names in rap. The Harlem bred artist draws on myriad sounds and influences to create a world uniquely his own. He puts his unmistakable mark on every project he takes on, be it fashion, music, acting or any other pursuit.
Here is a list of the top 25 songs, listed from worst best to best-best, that the prodigious rapper has turned out over the last decade.