A$AP Rocky unveils album artwork and confirms new release date

Rapper’s LP 'LONGLIVEA$AP' set for January release

A$AP Rocky unveils album artwork and confirms new release date
A$AP Rocky has unveiled the artwork for his forthcoming new album 'LONGLIVEA$AP' – and has also announced a new release date for the LP.

The rapper shared the artwork, pictured above, on his Twitter account last night (December 3) and, according to Pitchfork, has confirmed that the record will be released on January 15 next year.

The New York hip-hop star was originally due to release 'LongLiveA$AP', which will be his debut album proper, in September of this year but rescheduled the release date to October 31. He then subsequently shelved the release until 2013 after revealing that the mastering of the record is taking longer than expected, due to his refusal to back down over clearing any of the samples used on the LP.

Explaining the delay, Rocky said: "The issue with my album is I got things on it that’s so out of this world that it’s taking so long to get mastered. That’s the issue, and I refuse to take anything off. It’s complete, everything is being mastered and cleared right now. Its just so hard to get things cleared, because you got to find people to clear samples. It takes a long time and that’s why it keeps getting pushed back from Halloween to September 11. I want to say it’s looking like top of the year, first quarter because it makes no sense to put out a album in December.”

The album, which is likely to feature the track 'Goldie', is also rumoured to include collaborations with Santigold and Pharrell Williams, as well as his 'Ridin'' – his collaboration with Lana Del Rey that was pulled from the KickDrums' recent mixtape.


Read More On This Artist

More News
Will Butler shares new Christmas song 'Christmas 2014' - listen
Gucci Mane releases Christmas album
Google to start publishing lyrics online
Sleaford Mods criticise UKIP and cereal "jesters" in alternative Christmas Queen's...
Thom Yorke tops list of most legally downloaded artists on BitTorrent in 2014
Fat White Family share new song for Christmas - watch
Radio 1 boss George Ergatoudis: 'There's no reason why there couldn't be a new...
Gerard Way: 'I miss the theatricality of My Chemical Romance'
14 more songs from Madonna's upcoming album leak online, including Pharrell collaboration
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM