A$AP Rocky still planning to release new album this year
You’ve got two months, Lord Flacko.
Two months ago, A$AP Rocky promised that his fourth album was “about to drop,” and we revisited all the moves he’d made since his last solo effort and dubbed him one of hip-hop’s most underrated after hearing Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2 from his Mob collective. Now he’s given an update as to when and what we can expect from the upcoming LP.
Speaking to GQ, Rocky first weighed in on the project’s experimental vibe, saying:
“My new album is really about testing new sounds. People are scared to test new sounds, so they go with what’s current ’cause it’s the easy thing to do. The top 100 songs sound a certain way. People cater more to that because it’s a bigger demographic behind that, or it’s a guaranteed demographic behind that. I prefer to experiment and have my crowd grow with me and to reach new crowds. I don’t just rap—I actually make music. That’s why it takes time. These sonics represent me.”
When interviewer Will Welch pries into when the LP will drop, Rocky answers: “ASAP—no pun intended.”
And when he presses further by asking “This year?,” Rocky confirmed: “Yes, sir.”
Well, Rock’, you’ve got two months.