Harlem rapper's new album is out now
A$AP Rocky has released his new album a week earlier than expected.
‘A.L.L.A’ (At. Long. Last. A$AP) was due to be released on June 2. However, the album is now available to stream and download now, a full seven days earlier than expected.
‘A.L.L.A’ is the follow-up to 2013 debut ‘Long.Live.ASAP’.
Tracks on the album include previously heard ‘LSD’ and ‘Everyday’, featuring Miguel and Rod Stewart. Kanye West appears on ‘Jukebox Joints’ while MIA will appear alongside Future on ‘Fine Whine’. British singer-songwriter Joe Fox also appears on both songs, as he does on five songs in total on the album.
Other artists with credits on the album include Juicy J, UGK, James Fauntelroy, Mos Def, Acyde and Yams.
‘Holy Ghost’ (feat. Joe Fox)
‘Canal St.’ (feat. Bones)
‘Fine Whine’ (feat. M.I.A., Future & Joe Fox)
‘Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2’
‘Electric Body’ (feat. Schoolboy Q)
‘Jukebox Joints’ (feat. Kanye West & Joe Fox)
‘Max B’ (feat. Joe Fox)
‘Pharsyde’ (feat. Joe Fox)
‘Wavybone’ (feat. Juicy J & UGK)
‘Westside Highway’ (feat. James Fauntleroy)
‘M’$’ (feat. Lil’ Wayne)
‘Everyday’ (feat. Rod Stewart & Miguel)
‘Back Home’ (feat. Mos Def, Acyde & Yams)
Speaking to NME recently, the hip-hop star and A$AP Mob leader stated that the record “doesn’t have any singles on it”. Rocky added, “I’ll do what the fuck I want. That’s the only way to do it. I’d be confused if I tried to fit in. I’m an innovator.”
Rocky also revealed to NME that he was inspired by The Beatles when recording the album. “It’s just so inspirational to go against the grain,” he said. “The Beatles were at the top of their careers and doing all that pop shit. Then they do some leftfield shit – and it worked. Those guys were geniuses.”
The album artwork is a tribute to crew member A$AP Yams and shows Rocky with his head in his hands and Yams’ face hovering above him. Yams died aged 26 in January of this year.