A$AP Rocky has discussed the influences behind his forthcoming album ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’.
The record is Rocky’s second studio album and the follow-up to 2013 debut ‘Long.Live.ASAP’. It will include collaborations with the likes of Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, rapper Juicy J and producer Clams Casino.
Rocky explained: “I’m going to be honest with you, man. When Yams died, psychedelic music healed me. Stuff like the The Mysterians, ’96 Tears’. That’s all the stuff I love. I love classic rock. Take the Doors – those organs. It’s why I love Danger Mouse’s aesthetic.”
Rocky’s upcoming effort was executive produced by Danger Mouse and the late A$AP Yams. No release date has yet been confirmed.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that A$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.
Rocky has also stated that the record would be “deeper”, “more musical” and “more intellectual”. “People really don’t know the other side of me,” he insisted. “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.”