A$AP Rocky Teases More Collaborations with Metro Boomin and Takeoff

admin / 06 Dec, 2022

Leave it to A$AP Rocky to make his art imitate his life in the trippiest way possible. Earlier this fall, a hometown performance at Rolling Loud New York suddenly turned nightmarish when his stage dive into the crowd resulted in so much chaotic groping that Rocky had to plead for security to help extract him. When a video still of his anguished face quickly went viral, his close friend, Tyler, The Creator, made it his Instagram avi. Today, Rocky can laugh about it, and even incorporated the actual scene into the music video for his new song, “Shittin Me,” where actual footage spins off into a Weekend at Bernies homage complete with evil music execs, a clone conspiracy and a Claymation finale. Psychedelic imagery, film references and a conceptual hard-left: In other words, a typical A$AP Rocky video. In an era where most of his peers make staid, quickly-forgotten clips as an afterthought, Rocky’s visuals for the last ten-plus years have had the staying power of music videos from the TRL era. With his penchant for narrative, and ability to thread high concepts and innovative imagery in a way that doesn’t feel overwhelming, every Rocky music video is a must-watch.

“We were already [planning] to shoot a video out of Rolling Loud and then that happened and it gave us amazing content,” Rocky laughs. “I was down about my show being cut off early [at the time]. I was really, really upset, like fuck, I prepared so long for this, I didn’t even get to premiere my new song. Pharrell and Tyler lifted my spirits man, Tyler made a joke out of it and it allowed me to laugh. Like yo, Rock, it’s cool man, you still gotta laugh at this shit, this shit still supposed to be fun.”

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