A$AP Rocky reveals release date of debut album ‘Long Live A$AP’

Album rumoured to feature collaborations with Lana Del Rey, Pharrell Williams and Santigold

A$AP Rocky has revealed that his debut album ‘Long Live A$AP’ will be released on September 11.

Speaking to Philadelphia radio station Power 99, Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, said that he thinks the album is his best work to date, following the release of his debut mixtape ‘Live Love A$AP’ in 2011:

I’m working on ‘Long Live A$AP’ right now. I feel like it’s my best work yet. It’s ‘Live Love A$AP’ matured. It’s like everything I did in my prior tapes but better. More mature and advanced.

The album, which is likely to feature the track ‘Goldie’, is also rumoured to include collaborations with Santigold and Pharrell Williams, as well as his ‘Ridin” – his collaboration with Lana Del Rey that was pulled from the KickDrums’ recent mixtape.

Yesterday, a video trailer for Lana Dey Rey’s single ‘National Anthem’ was released online. The video features Rocky as JFK, while Dey Rey plays the former US President’s wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. Rocky has previously said that the video was “Some cool trippy shit, some real 2015 shit. People are going to get it in three years, and that’s the whole purpose of it.”

A$AP Rocky has been outspoken over homophobia in hip-hop, claiming that the genre will “fail” if artists don’t become more open-minded about sexuality.