Fashion Killa

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"Fashion Killa"
Single by ASAP Rocky
from the album Long. Live. ASAP
Released November 22, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:56
Label ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA
Writer(s) Rakim Mayers, Hector Delgado, James Laurence, Dylan Reznick, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart
Producer(s) Hector Delgado, LORD FLACKO, Friendzone (co.)
ASAP Rocky singles chronology
"Shabba"
(2013)
"Fashion Killa"
(2013)
"Pretend"
(2014)
Long. Live. ASAP track listing

"Fashion Killa" is a song by American hip hop recording artist ASAP Rocky. The song was serviced to urban contemporary radio in the United States in November 2013, as the fourth single from his debut studio album Long. Live. ASAP.[1] The song was produced by both Hector Delgado and Rocky himself under the pseudonym LORD FLACKO and Friendzone as the co-producer.

Critical reception[edit]

"Fashion Killa" garnered mixed reviews from music critics. Jesal Padania of RapReviews felt the track didn't belong on the album, calling it "a blatantly fawning song for the ladies that doesn't earn its place at the table."[2] Roman Cooper of HipHopDX called it "a rare misstep as Rocky’s ambitions become a little too plastic and glossy."[3] Alexis Petridis of The Guardian felt that the lyrics and their delivery showed that Rocky "has absolutely nothing to say" about designer clothes.[4] Andrew Nosnitsky of Spin praised the song for calling back to Rocky's mixtape because of how its "angelic vocals skitter brilliantly."[5] Nathan Slavik of DJBooth gave feint praise to "Fashion Killa", saying that its "certainly at least designed to appeal to the ladies."[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song premiered on BET's 106 & Park on September 23, 2013. Barbadian recording artist Rihanna is featured throughout the video, while Rocky's fellow ASAP Mob member ASAP Ferg, also makes a cameo appearance.[7]

Use in other media[edit]

The song is featured in the 2016 film Zoolander 2, when Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald first meet special agent Valentina Valencia. Asap Rocky himself also makes an appearance during the closing credits of the film.

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fashion Killa"   Mayers, Hector Delgado, James Laurence, Dylan Reznick, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart Hector Delgado, LORD FLACKO, Friendzone (co.) 3:56

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 80
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[9] 11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Radio - November 2013". Promo Only. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Padania, Jesal (January 22, 2013). "Feature for January 22, 2013 - A$AP Rocky's "Long.Live.A$AP"". RapReviews. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Roman (January 14, 2013). "A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ Petridis, Alexis (January 10, 2013). "A$AP Rocky: Long Live A$AP - review". The Guardian. London: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ Nosnitsky, Andrew (January 15, 2013). "A$AP Rocky, 'LONG.LIVE.A$AP' (A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA)". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Slavik, Nathan. "A$AP Rocky - LONG.LIVE.A$AP.". DJBooth. The DJBooth LLC. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  7. ^ "A$AP Rocky Premieres 'Fashion Killa' Music Video Starring Rihanna". Hollywood Life. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-08-31" UK Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-08-24" UK R&B Chart.

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