A$AP Rocky to release free instrumental album this summer

The rapper says 'Beauty and the Beast: Slowed Down Sessions, Chapter 1' is "druggy, ambient shit"

A$AP Rocky has announced that he will put out an instrumental album this summer.

The rapper, who released his debut album proper ‘Long. Live. A$AP’ in January 2013, says that he will put out a free album titled ‘Beauty and the Beast: Slowed Down Sessions, Chapter 1’ before Autumn. Speaking to MTV, he revealed he was ready to show off his production skills on this record. “I think people are gonna be intrigued by it because it’s actually good,” he said. “I wouldn’t do nothing that I didn’t feel confident or comfortable about. I think people gonna like this shit.”

Asked about what the new material sounds like, he replied: “It’s really druggy, ambient shit…The name of it is ‘Beauty and the Beast: Slowed Down Sessions, Chapter 1’. And it’s because everything is like classical beautiful music and boom-bap Wu-Tang shit mixed together. It’s slowed down and it’s real vibey, with no lyrics. I feel like it’s gonna get people through the summer.” He added: “I’m not looking to put it out, I’m just gonna drop it for free online and I’ma have visuals to it. It’s gonna be like a real album, but it’s gonna be free.”