Posted in hiphop | music on March 18, 2012

A$AP Rocky @ Irving Plaza in February (more by Ryan Muir)
ASAP Mob

A$AP Mob ended their set at the annual Vice Kills Texas party late Saturday night by coming off the stage to confront a crowd-member who'd been throwing PBR tall boys at the group. Earlier in the show, with BV's Andrew Frisicano in attendance, they called out the audience for tossing objectsat them, at one point spitting on the crowd in the direction of the suspected thrower.

At times, A$AP Rocky seemed to be trying to diffuse the situation...until the group rushed off the stage to end the show (when they did, Rocky was in the midst of saying, "if one more person..."). Most of the crowd scattered away from the fray. The cops cleared the venue after that and at least one audience member left with a bag of ice on his head and blood all over his face and t-shirt.

Trash Talk played the show earlier in the night. Fidlar never got to play their 3am set.

The group has something of a history of ending shows with violence. They did something similar at last year's CMJ.

UPDATE: Video below...

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Comments (82)

Why does BV cover this guy? Has anyone in real life ever met anyone who listens to this shit? Is it some weird form of white guilt?

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:09 PM

This is to bad because the Irving show was a great live hip hop gig. won't go back now if no one is safe.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:12 PM

Black people...

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:13 PM

his crew is wack. his act is wack. i was upfront for his "spectacle" at Vice Creators Project in Brooklyn. Not one person was into it and he was pissed. his crew was definitely trying to antagonize the front part of the crowd. #fakegangsta #wearsaskirtlikedre

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:17 PM

wanksta! I guess they are not fans of blipsters? discuss

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:29 PM

Black culture is big on violence and the concept of respect/disrespect. He felt disrespected by being douched with hipster champagne, violence ensued. Why the shock?

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:31 PM

i hope bv members were beat up

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:38 PM

The person who threw the beer was probably the brooklyn vegan writer in attendance, typical hipster douche. Glad for the beat down.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:43 PM

Black people don't listen to this shit. It's like when Matador tried to release rap records for a minute. Indie rock business men need to stay on their lane and stick to what they know.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 7:50 PM

O-Dog got into a slap fight at SXSW? Good to see BV giving some coverage to authentic street hiphop.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 8:08 PM

i saw NO black people at hotel vegas and i was there alot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 8:39 PM

fuck white people.

Posted by zeus | March 18, 2012 8:41 PM

wilding.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 8:45 PM

It's like these guys didn't learn anything from Ben Weasel.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:01 PM

white people are retarded. they ruin everything. look at history.

Posted by zeus | March 18, 2012 9:03 PM

I hope the people making these racist comments die along with their family, that would be good karma

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:08 PM

I like niggas, it's animals I can't stand.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:09 PM

I may be a racist but DO NOT call me vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:11 PM

You cracker ass faggots are something else. Little bitches throwing beers up at the performers, for like the whole show, and when the crew goes out to kick ass like Black Flag would have, like any self-respecting sausage band would have, and you all bring the "black culture is violent" bullshit into this. You are totally fucked for hiding behind that shit, and I bet if one of you celery-armed fruitcakes got hit with a PBR tallboy you would be crying like a little bitch yourself, running to the first plane back to Raleigh Durham, or Tampa, or Des Moines, or Madison or wherever the fuck you're from.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:19 PM

I have a trust fund. Once while vacationing on the Riviera, I threw a bottle of french champagne off the side of my yacht. It was great fun.it felt so....ghetto. There, I said it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:21 PM

Jay Reatard would have kicked their asses, then spit on their corpses.

#jayreatardforthewin

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:22 PM

Hey Zeus, if you think the COMMENTERS here are vegan, you're dumber than they are.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:30 PM

Nigga calls hisself "zeus". Probably 5'5", 128 lb, and birth name is "Warren" or "Holden"

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:40 PM

Lee of trash talk better watch his fuckin back

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:49 PM

Smart move to end every show by jumping the crowd. Can't wait for one of the ASAP crew to get stuck like a pig. Just like Odd Future some hanger-on will eventually cost them and their record label some serious cash.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 9:54 PM

let's go out with a bang and never cover any of this contemporary rap schwill on this blog again, mmmkay? thanks in advance.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 10:06 PM

BP'S

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 10:16 PM

what was up with all the stuffed dead animals at hotel vegas?

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 10:17 PM

people, can't we all get along? let's not make this an issue of race. having said that, what was the ethnic background of the PBR thrower? what if the PBR thrower was black? what if he/she were white, Indian, Asian, or Hispanic? in the end, would it matter? in the end, both sides were at fault. ASAP Rocky should have just let security deal with it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 10:24 PM

Vice really didnt do shit this year did they?

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2012 10:26 PM

what a bunch of pussies. They're crying over some dude's bandana being lost and stop the show, of course there's gonna be shit thrown on stage when 1) it's the last night of SXSW; 2) it's St Patrick's Day; 3) it's a free Vice event; 4) it's 3AM and people are wasted b/c; 5) it's free unlimited booze and 6) Trash Talk already went apeshit earlier. It's not like they were being pelted.

Posted by parkx | March 18, 2012 10:44 PM

yea this is pretty lame

Posted by sammy | March 18, 2012 11:03 PM

Is Frohawk a member of A$AP Crew?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:10 AM

you damn white people are VEGANS

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:31 AM

Yes I'm a vegan, and I will beat your ignorant meat eating ass to the ground son.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:35 AM

These comments make sad man. First time on this site and definitely my last. Damn.

Posted by Mike | March 19, 2012 12:39 AM

A$AP Mob, you're better than that. Leave the crazy anarchy to Odd Future..

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:42 AM

you do not fuck with that pretty motherfucker

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:42 AM

Anyone that throws something at a show (drink, bottle, etc.) DESERVES a beatdown.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:44 AM

Let it be known that the phyto-nutrient rich chickpea is rich in protein and I would bet that most hummus-eating vegans would definetely win a cage match with there sausage eating counter parts. #hummuspower!

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:48 AM

yeah, this is all bullshit...
i was there. fight wasn't massive, it was broken up after awhile and not really in need of headlines. i saw few fans or people at the show even talking about it facebook and shit, the next day, as it just seemed like the end of a crazy party. press people are just looking for some shit to get down on, i think.
i agree, if a punk band was playing and some drunk dicks wouldn't stop throwing shit, this wouldn't be an issue. there is some hidden racism in the general view of this scenario, seeing these articles pop up on pitchfork.com and all the other sites too, but not when other acts do the same. they asked like 5 times for people to stop throwing beer cans and chairs and shit and mid sentence got pelted. 90% of the crowd was in agreement and sick of the few drunk party-bros that just wanted to start shit and rage. shouldn't be a shocker they finally snapped. they played a bunch of shows at sxsw and no problems. has less to do with the Mob and more to do with the environment and the 3am drunks post a week of partying. these rappers def get rowdy and are known for it, but so does and hc band and having trash talk open didn't help keep things chill. but it was almost understandable by the time it actually happened.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 1:01 AM

I think one fact that's pretty undeniable, is racists have small brains.

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Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 1:31 AM

@1:31 No one said you had to read about this

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 1:38 AM

Green Corn Revival - Official SXSW 2012
http://newsok.com/multimedia/video/1511363370001

Posted by GCR Fan | March 19, 2012 2:01 AM

Honestly. Vice.. You wyl' up a bunch of hardcore kids and party animals at midnight, on day 3-6 of binge drinking. for free. with trash talk opening. And free pbr. Beers soaring. Pit thrashing. A trash as a projectile missile. It was awesome. Really. Thanks. But no surprise when the set changes and the partyin don't stop. If ASAP and crew could roll with the punches and get down, shit would have been some good old fun. But instead. The ten odd chose to box an a anonymous crowd and act a fool. party over. Good bye sxsw 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 2:09 AM

BAN HIP HOP/RAP - NOW.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 8:18 AM

been reading this site for almost 7 years. ever since it started covering violent hip hop and death metal it has sunk considerably. trying too hard to be everything to everyone.

too bad. used to be a great site.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 8:24 AM

Slavery was so awesome

Fuck Abe Lincoln

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 8:49 AM

Agreed 824. The site is trying to branch out too much.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 9:23 AM

8:24: This site has been up 7 years? That being said, it must have been waaayyyyy different in, say, 2008 or so.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 9:31 AM

What would Steve Albini say?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 10:05 AM

I'm a vegan, but I eat jungle bunnies for breakfast.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 10:55 AM

Can you image what would happen if someone threw a tall boy at Bon Iver? You guys would lose your shit.

Where was security? Why wouldn't someone respond to having objects thrown at them while on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 11:13 AM

Well said 1:01 am ... as much as I think this group is corny, the person throwing stuff at them on stage (after the attempt to calm the situation) deserved to get bum-rushed! It's a show, people want to have a good time, don't play the drunken fool and ruin it for everyone!

Posted by EarlGreyTea | March 19, 2012 11:19 AM

trash talk aren't a hardcore band. they're garbage hipster bullshit just like this. singer from trash talk is the tyler the creator of hardcore. get the fuck outta here.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 11:33 AM

yeah, in '05 BV let me know gang of four were playing irving plaza. been a fan ever since.

BUT a MUCH more infrequent one now that fully 75% of the postings are about garbage hip hop (as opposed to GOOD hip hop like 'clipse') and death metal.

thought this was a site for post-punk alternative independent music. now it's a mess.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 11:47 AM

If anything there isn't ENOUGH violence in music these days. You liberal arts college special snowflakes could use more punching.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:04 PM

any group that has shit thrown at them reserves the right to attack the throwers. fact.

people who are surprised by this have probably never seen anything thrown at a show before. too many real estate/chillwave fans.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:34 PM

If A$AP Rocky was a real G he would have simply walked the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 12:50 PM

violence and music are diametrical opposites, 12:05p.

what are you, a mentally-stunted neanderthal? go beat the crap out of yourself.

when the ignorant, macho moshers started using punk as a means to let out their agression, they hijacked a musical movement.

these meatheads should just join the military - a match made in heaven.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 1:00 PM

Beating on hipsters is never wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 1:00 PM

most bands know how to deal with people who throw things. its a test. and its a stupid idea to enter into a contest with a drunken raging male. most performers just keep going. that's what i do. unless somebody gets hurt. but throwing beer during a show is not out of bounds. especially in texas. billy corgan got nailed in houston, same thing, he was in the middle of saying " if anybody else throws. . . " bang. right in the kisser. serves him right. security should have handled this. i always talk to the staff about what to do if shit goes down. i'm protecting my face and my gear.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 1:42 PM

Too bad these guys don't play instruments...Could have handled that shit like Sid at Randy's Rodeo and just cracked that mother fucker in the head with the bass, right from the stage. They'd never have to go in the crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 2:02 PM

so did he get his hat back or not? swag!

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 2:13 PM

It's too bad they didn't have a bottle of the 404-year old, smooth and mellow whiskey to throw back at the crowd.

Posted by BUSHMILLS4LIFE | March 19, 2012 2:14 PM

One time I threw a rather stale and pointy pita triangle at Bon Iver. But to my dismay, it spun out of control like some sort of boomerang and hit an unsuspecting audience member instead.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 2:20 PM

At least they didn't point a laser at him. Then shit would've gotten CRAZAAAAAYYYYYYYY, schmucks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcf6VtDuS9s&feature=related

Posted by Paul Stanley | March 19, 2012 2:34 PM

Yeah why is this news. It seems like BV has it out for this guy and his crew. Also ASAP Rocky does not do violent rap/hip . He mostly raps about smoking weed and being that pretty motherfuker.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 4:21 PM

I saw someone take Frohawk's hummus when he was playing some chillwavez and he jumped into the crowd, and fought for his hummus back. You take a man's hummus you take apart of their soul. I think A$AP thought their hummus was stolen.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 4:50 PM

snitches get stitches...

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 5:01 PM

I'm with the guy who said "punch more fags" or some shit...

Punk is about punching fags, goose stepping, and 26 inch spinners on Escalades

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 5:21 PM

this would never happened with the black lips

Posted by garagerocker | March 19, 2012 5:34 PM

hey 1:00 pm, music is art and art sometimes causes violent reactions. (see stravinsky, etc.) maybe try to learn a little about music beyond punk.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 5:47 PM

FUCKING SPOOKS

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 8:50 PM

PBR + white trash hipsters + low rent niggas never a good idea.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 8:57 PM

I've never seen so many pussies in my life.
If you truly stand behind your ignorant, racist statements why are you all anonymous?
#WEAKbeyondWEAK

Posted by stephanie / those tricks | March 19, 2012 9:10 PM

You people need to listen to Neon Indian.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 9:56 PM

and get HUMMUS FUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2012 10:05 PM

EARL SWEATSHIRT IS IN NYC AND WILL BE RAPPING WITH OFWGKTA AT HAMMERSTEIN TONIGHT

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2012 11:52 AM

A$AP Shitty

Posted by Mantooth | March 24, 2012 2:20 AM

You people need to listen to Neon Indian.

Posted by Souq | March 27, 2012 6:55 AM

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