More footage of A$AP Rocky’s Roots Picnic performance emerges, this time for his new cut “Jukebox Joints” off At.Long.Last.A$AP.
A$AP Rocky joins Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio 1Xtra to discuss jewels in his teeth, grime, A$AP Yams, and more.
Watch A$AP Rocky, alongside the A$AP Mob, perform “Wild For The Night” at the 8th Annual Roots Picnic festival in Philly this past weekend.
In a year that has seen a plethora of major releases already, the bar has been raised on what it takes to stand out as artists have begun to focus more on whole albums then single tracks. A$AP Rocky’s sophomore effort At.Long.Last.A$AP. is an achievement that does just that.
As it begins with a sample from the Coen Brothers O Brother, Where Art Thou before dropping into a deep instrumental framed by guitar bells and a driving bass, the listener is quickly aware they are in unchartered territory. “Church bells and choir sounds tell ‘em, quiet down / Bow your head, the most high’s around” is the first time we hear Rocky and the introduction to 66 minutes and 15 seconds of his greatest art to date.
The album’s range is sometimes vast both sonically and thematically. It is a puzzle that fits due to soul-searching work by Rocky, Danger Mouse, and the newest name on the tongues of Hip Hop heads across the country, Joe Fox. Fox’s story is that of biopic foder. He literally bumped into Rocky on the streets of London while trying to get people to listen to his mixtape and found himself in the studio with the rapper later that night.
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A$AP Rocky has been a significant style star since his early days wearing a “dress” during his appearance on 106 & Park. He released a collaboration for Adidas with Jeremy Scott in 2013 and has been a front-row fixture at Fashion Week over the past few years. On his new album, At.Long.Last.A$AP, he raps, “I swear we gon’ have drama if you touch my tailored garments.”
The album, which had a surprise midnight release last night, is full of fashion references. Here’s an annotated guide to his new lyrics and all of the style shout-outs.
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ASAP Rocky chops it up with HotNewHipHop about his new opus, At.Long.Last.A$AP.
A$AP Rocky sits down with Power 105’s Angie Martinez to talk about his recent use of psychedelics, Rita Ora, the passing of A$AP Yams, and more. Watch above.
A$AP Rocky shares his first weed experience with Funk Flex. Watch above.
A$AP Rocky calls into BBC Radio 1 to talk about his new album, Joe Fox, Rita Ora, and more.
The one true love song on the new ASAP Rocky album, “At.Long.Last.ASAP,” is called “LSD.” A wobbly, slightly morbid affair, “LSD” is about the drug and the love you make — or can’t make — on it. “I look for ways to say, ‘I love you,’/But I ain’t into making love songs/Baby, I’m just rapping to this LSD,” Rocky sing-raps languidly, finding feelings inside the high but losing grip of them just as easily.
Rocky has always preferred life in the ooze, and drug music is what got him here. His earliest breakthroughs, “Purple Swag” and “Peso,” celebrated both directly and indirectly the chopped-and-screwed sound of Houston rap, and its attendant culture around prescription-strength cough syrup. On those songs, too, he rapped slowly but deliberately, obscuring syllabic tricks underneath a narcotic haze.
But ASAP Rocky’s biggest hit — the profane title shortens to “Problems” — is also his least representative. It’s fleet and sparkly, and also weighted with better adapted guests (Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar).
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A$AP Rocky stops by on Nessa to clear Rita Ora rumors, talk about his album “At Long Last A$AP” and his theatrical debut “Dope!”