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Rakim Mayers was born on October 3rd, 1988. He was named after American rapper Rakim, one half of the Eric B. & Rakim duo. Rakim’s brother, Deion Mayers, better known as “Deion Noir” is another aspiring artist who’s been attracting alot of attention as his brother’s mixtape has been a sucess.[ When he was 12 years old, his father went to jail in connection with selling drugs. A year later an older brother was killed near his apartment, which inspired him to take rapping seriously. Mayers had started rapping at age 8, grew up admiring Harlem-based rap group The Diplomats, and also lists among his influences Three 6 Mafia, Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Mike Jones, Andre 3000, Drake, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, UGK, Lil B, YungHusky, Devin the Dude, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. After living in a shelter with his mother, and elsewhere around Manhattan, Mayers moved to Elmwood Park, New Jersey. The “Peso” single was leaked onto the internet in August 2011 and within weeks received airplay on the high-profile Hot 97 New York radio station. Music videos for “Peso” and “Purple Swag” generated further buzz and resulted in ASAP Rocky signing a reported $3 million record deal with Sony/RCA. ASAP Rocky released the mixtape LiveLoveA$AP in October to generally positive reviews from critics
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