Lykke Li and FKA Twigs to appear on new A$AP Rocky album

The rapper says his Danger Mouse-produced record will be 'deeper', 'more musical' and 'more intellectual'

A$AP Rocky has revealed the names of several guests set to feature on his next LP.

The record – which doesn’t yet have a confirmed title – will be Rocky’s second studio album and the follow-up to 2013 debut ‘Long.Live.ASAP’.

The Harlem rapper has told Billboard that the album includes collaborations with the likes of Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, rapper Juicy J and producer Clams Casino.

Rocky also stated that the record would be “deeper”, “more musical” and “more intellectual”.

“People really don’t know the other side of me,” he said. “The deeper side, the more musical side, the more intellectual side. When I first came on the scene it was more of this trendy, bourgeois, pizazz attitude. That’s still me but at the end of the day I think that kind of overshadowed the whole purpose of me doing what I do. I’m an incredibly diverse artist, I’m a universal artist. At least that’s how I see it.”

Rocky’s upcoming effort was executively produced by Danger Mouse and the late A$AP Yams, who died aged 26 in January of this year.

Earlier today, it was confirmed that A$AP Yams’ death was caused by an acute mixed drug intoxication. The hip-hop executive behind the careers of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the rest of the A$AP Mob, is ruled to have died accidentally from the drugs which included opiates and benzodiazepine.

Yams, whose real name was Steven Rodriguez, was instrumental in the formation of A$AP Mob in 2007 and the group went on to release the 2012 mixtape ‘Lords Never Worry’. He is also credited as being a key figure in Rocky’s solo success.

A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg both posted tributes to their friend following his death in January. They were then followed by a large number of rappers and artists including Drake, Rihanna, Danny Brown, The Weeknd, Mark Ronson and Azealia Banks among others.
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