Harlem’s A$AP Mob arrived at the cusp of 2012 with a single goal in mind: to take over hip-hop with an emphasis on being regionless. A$AP Rocky sounded like he was from Houston, while A$AP Ferg took on Cleveland’s quick-melodic punch and flair. It worked. Their live shows matched that energy of being from anywhere and nowhere all at once. In some ways, they’ve exhibited all the storybook ups and downs of your traditional rap crew: Their leader, A$AP Yams, tragically passed away. Their face, A$AP Rocky, remains one of rap’s more under-appreciated forces, both in a fashion sense and rap-wise. That hasn’t stopped the Mob from making fashion-specific rap tailor-made for being flashy as well as bombastic NYC-specific hip-hop. Play A$AP Ferg’s “Shabba Ranks” in a specific venue and watch people get up. The Mob persists through struggle, striving and prospering. Just don’t step on their Raf Simons collection.