A$AP Twelvyy grew up in the Harlem neighbourhood of New York and was influenced by the city’s cultural scene from a young age. He ventured into rap as a teenager, finding inspiration in the likes of Nas, Jay-Z and Tupac Shakur. In 2006 he was one of the founders of the A$AP Mob collective. It wasn’t long before the group gained recognition on the New York hip-hop scene. In 2017 they released “12”, a critically acclaimed album that featured a mix of styles ranging from classic boom bap to more modern trap influences. Tracks like “Strapped” and “Diamonds” showed A$AP Twelvyy’s lyrical ability and versatility as a rapper. In addition to this solo work and the release of some successful mixtapes, A$AP Twelvyy’s career is also marked by some notable collaborations. “Crazy Brazy” with A$AP Rocky and “East Coast (Remix)”, with A$AP Ferg, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, French Montana, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg, are some examples of this. Known for his distinctive flow and introspective, confessional lyrics, the rapper tackles themes such as life in Harlem, the fight against adversity and his artistic journey. Twelvyy is still an icon for a multitude of young people, always committed to supporting the local community and responding to social issues. After releasing “Noon Yung” in 2020, A$AP Twelvyy returned to records in 2023 with “Kid$ Gotta Eat”. With new songs in his bag, the rapper will be at the next edition of Sumol Summer Fest on 5 July.