A$AP Rocky Talks Drake, Making Bank & Success At The 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards Festival

A$AP Rocky's not just one of hip-hop's biggest and brightest names. He's also one of the busiest. Just months after the official release and the re-release of his hypnotic LiveLoveA$AP debut, he toured with Drake, he's busy prepping his A$AP Forever Part 1: Blood EP, he directed his own music videos and Danny Brown's “Blunt After Blunt” video, covered Complex Magazine's February/ March 2012 issue (and allegedly turned down XXL's Freshman list because he's in a position where he can actually do that), he's on Swizz Beatz's next mixtape, and he's locked in a sweet spot on the Coachella lineup before he takes the A$AP Mob abroad for an overseas tour. The inheritor of the God emcee's namesake and self-proclaimed pretty motherf***** from Harlem hustles hard, and while he's quickly growing out of his underground emcee status into a global brand, he stays grounded.

Watch A$AP Rocky discuss Drake, the meaning of success and his bank account after the jump.

When I caught up with him at the Woodie Awards before he commandeered the Austin stage for a live set of his tripped-out spin on chopped-and-screwed swag -- with the help of Schoolboy Q, some shout outs to weed and some well-timed airhorns -- he humbly explained that despite his success, he's still got a long way to go. A$AP Rocky also credited Drake for helping him gain the confidence to take his live shows to the next level. And speaking of Drake, he assured me he’d put in a good word with October’s Very Own on my behalf. I know A$AP's busy, but I plan on taking him up on that Drake offer and that $3 loan.

+ Watch A$AP Rocky discuss Drake and why he's still got a long way to go at the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards Festival. And watch the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards Sunday, March 18 at 8/7c on MTV and mtvU.

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