The LP will feature guest spots from Lykke Li and FKA Twigs
A$AP Rocky has revealed the name of his next LP, which will be titled ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’.
Speaking to GQ, the rapper, real name Rakim Meyers, commented: “I’m claiming ownership of my legacy. Look at it: At.Long.Last.A$AP. A-L-L-A. Like slang for ‘Allah’. It’s the return of the god MC. I’m named after Rakim, and I’m finally facing what it means: I was born to do this shit. And I hope I get to do it for a very long time.”
He also performed a verse off the new LP, which you can see below.
The record is Rocky’s second studio album and the follow-up to 2013 debut ‘Long.Live.ASAP’. The Harlem rapper recently told Billboard that the album includes collaborations with the likes of Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, rapper Juicy J and producer Clams Casino.
Rocky also stated that the record would be “deeper”, “more musical” and “more intellectual”. “People really don’t know the other side of me,” he said. “The deeper side, the more musical side, the more intellectual side. When I first came on the scene it was more of this trendy, bourgeois, pizazz attitude. That’s still me but at the end of the day I think that kind of overshadowed the whole purpose of me doing what I do. I’m an incredibly diverse artist, I’m a universal artist. At least that’s how I see it.”
Earlier this month it was confirmed that A$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.