RBMA Festival New York Presents 'A Conversation with A$AP Rocky'

Event Set for May 7 in Harlem

Set for May 7 @ Madiba Harlem at My Image Studios

Tickets On Sale Now - http://win.gs/rocky

Part Of The Month-Long Music Series Returning To New York City This May


Live Stream A$AP Rocky’s Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour Public Lecture

Next Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm BST via http://redbullmusicacademy.com

Among the young torchbearers of NYC’s prestigious rapping tradition, A$AP Rocky’s light shines the brightest. Stepping on to the scene with a fully-formed vision and a mouth full of gold, the charismatic MC’s rapid ascent to style icon has made him the face of Harlem hip hop in the post-Dipset era.

For a special evening as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, Rocky will take a seat on the renowned lecture couch in the very place that made him, to talk Harlem and the intricacies of his new album, At.Long.Last.A$AP. The May 7 conversation with RBMA team member, EgoTrip founder and Harlem resident Chairman Mao will take place at Madiba Harlem at My Image Studios (40 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026). For additional information and link to tickets, visit: http://win.gs/rocky .

In advance of his appearance at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, he will join RBMA team member and BBC Radio 1 host Benji B for a q&a on Wednesday, April 8th at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. The event is part of the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour and fans across the globe will have the opportunity to tune in to the live video stream online at redbullmusicacademy.com on at 6:00 pm BST.

Additionally, Twitter users can submit their questions to @RBMA using the hashtag #AskRocky, before and during the conversation. A few of the best questions will be selected and passed on to Benji B, who will pose them to Rocky towards the end of the lecture.

Red Bull Music Academy Festival NewYork:


When: Thursday, May 7

Time: 7pm

Venue: Madiba Harlem at My Image Studios (40 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026)

Price: $15

Tickets: http://win.gs/rocky

Live Video Stream – A Conversation With A$AP Rocky from London

April 8 @ 6pm BST

URL: redbullmusicacademy.com

Time: Starting at 6:00 pm (BST)


Returning to New York City for a third consecutive year, the Red Bull Music Academy is proud to present Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. The month-long New York festival, which represents the ongoing legacy of the world-traveling Red Bull Music Academy that set up shop in NYC in 2013, brings a program that explores and celebrates the city’s rich cultural heritage while spotlighting the modern music landscape. The festival will put on a multifaceted program throughout the month of May, presenting live performances, club nights, lectures and workshops at some of the city’s most stunning venues, featuring local innovators, international trailblazers and long-standing members of the Red Bull Music Academy family.

This year’s series includes the debut of FKA Twigs’ new live show extravaganza Congregata, an all-star two-night tribute to Arthur Russell and public conversations with Harlem rap hero A$AP Rocky, funk legend George Clinton and pioneering minimalist La Monte Young. The festival will also bring back some of NYC’s most iconic, now-defunct underground parties like Frankie Bones’ Storm Rave and Venus X’s GHE20GOTH1K. Acclaimed underground label Tri Angle Records will celebrate their 5th anniversary in an abandoned Wall Street bank vault featuring close label associates like Holy Other, The Haxan Cloak, Forest Swords and RBMA-alumni Evian Christ, while PC Music & SOPHIE will present an all-new live concept at media and arts space BRIC House. Local tropical bass collective Que Bajo?! will take over another night, and a daytime outdoor dancehall party will feature appearances by the legendary King Jammy, upstarts Assassin, Spice, Lisa Hype, and Ricky Blaze, and the Mixpak and Federation Sound Systems. Additional events include a celebration of innovative electronic music from the African continent with Nozinja, Islam Chipsy and EEK, Titica, and DJ Spoko, a specially commissioned show from drummer Kid Millions at Brooklyn Museum’s fabulous Beaux-Arts Court, a wild installment of the transgressive Nothing Changes night with Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway of Wolf Eyes, Prurient, Pharmakon, Ron Morelli, and more.

Tickets and the full festival line-up are available at www.redbullmusicacademy.com/nyc. Look for additional programming updates and more in the coming weeks.


The 17th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Paris in autumn 2015, bringing together 60 carefully selectedproducers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs. They will be invited to attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-fitted complex of creative and studio spaces.

More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. Former lecturers include Giorgio Moroder, Chuck D, Steve Reich, Ryoji Ikeda, Sly & Robbie, Bernie Worrell, Mark Ronson, M.I.A., Q-Tip, Hot Chip, MF Doom, Ryuichi Sakamoto, RZA, Stephen O’Malley, Gilberto Gil, and pioneering synth inventors Bob Moog, Tom Oberheim, Don Buchla, Roger Linn, and Dave Smith, amongst many others. Plenty of Academy alumni have gone on to become true figureheads of their scenes, like electronic music innovator Flying Lotus; Hudson Mohawke, the Scottish producer behind the beats of Drake and Kanye West; Russian DJ, producer and label head Nina Kraviz; LA soul singer Aloe Blacc; grimeinnovator Mumdance; Mexico’s Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade; and Katy B, who introduced the mainstream to the sounds of UK funky.

The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, São Paulo, London, New York City and Tokyo. This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school sounds is unrivalled for its creative exploration and achievement. Each yearly Academy edition leaves behind structures to encourage musical collaboration and creative exchange for years to come. Currently there are eleven fully equipped Red Bull Studios around the world.

For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy and to access thousands of lecture videos, mixes, and tracks visit redbullmusicacademy.com or follow @RBMA.