Analyzing "To Pimp A Butterfly" Against "At.Long.Last.A$AP"
The year 2015 is proving to be a landmark year for hip-hop, with seemingly every week having at least one noteworthy release. Perhaps most appealing to onlookers of the genre is the budding growth of some of the best emcees this generation has to offer.
A$AP Rocky Is Finishing A$AP Yams' Album
In a recent interview with Charlie Sloth of BBC 1xtra, A$AP Rocky revealed that he's working on finishing up the album started by his late business partner A$AP Yams. "Yams started an album before he passed and he left his notebooks and blueprints and I'm just picking where he left up," Rocky told Sloth. "Because me and him were gonna do the album together. He was working on a crazy album. I'm letting people know that if I do something good, the next thing I do will be have to be great."
A$AP Rocky Says He Wanted To Re-Do His Verse On "M'$" After Hearing Lil Wayne's
A$AP Rocky and his label took the reigns on an album leak when they decided to release A.L.L.A. a week before it's due date. The final tracklist showed off a few familiar names, like Kanye West and Lil Wayne, and a few that were unfamiliar, like Joe Fox. Our host Baker sat down with Rocky to discuss the album last night, and dig deeper into three specific tracks: "Canal St.," "Jukebox Joints" and "M'$."
Samples Of The Week: A$AP Rocky Edition
It's been a while since we've done a Samples Of The Week, but when we have one of the most sample-heavy albums in recent memory on the docket this week, it's too good to pass up. A$AP Rocky's lengthy A.L.L.A. contains samples on over half of its tracks, and today we're here to break down every single one.
Q&A With A$AP Rocky's "A.L.L.A." Co-Executive Producer Hector Delgado
As physical copies of albums become more and more elusive, and the younger generation turns to iTunes or Spotify to cop/stream new albums, we're missing out on a fundamental element to that very first listen of a new LP-- opening up the packing and looking through the liner notes with a fine tooth comb. An album's liner notes often reveal surprising facts about the creation of the project, from background vocals to the engineers to the producers.
Review: A$AP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
A$AP Rocky’s relatively short career in the rap game has been one filled with high praise.
Places & Faces Referenced On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
After his debut album, Live.Long.A$AP, ASAP Rocky went quiet for awhile-- music-wise, that is. In the interim between L.L.A. and A.L.L.A., Rocky rose atop the fashion world and romanced some very high-profile celebrities. He didn't forget the music, though, and A.L.L.A. is certainly his most ambitious project yet.
First Week Sales Projections For A$AP Rocky & Boosie Badazz
After a few weeks without albums from big stars, we had two drop this week, with A$AP Rocky's A.L.L.A. and Boosie Badazz's long-awaited Touch Down 2 Cause Hell both arriving yesterday. Today, we get their first week sales projections from Hits Daily Double.
ASAP Rocky Addresses Rita Ora Lyrics On "A.L.L.A."
ASAP Rocky just released his sophomore album, A.L.L.A., earlier this week, and within the first few hours of it being available, people were already talking about a verse on a song called "Better Things," which targeted Rita Ora.
Stream ASAP Rocky's Sophomore Album "At.Long.Last.A$AP"
ASAP Rocky decided to surprise his fans Monday night and release his highly anticipated sophomore album, At.Long.Last.ASAP, a week earlier than the expected June 2 release date.
ASAP Rocky To Release "At.Long.Last.ASAP" At Midnight Tonight
Well here’s some great news to close out your Memorial Day holiday. A$AP Rocky just announced that his sophomore album, At.Long.Last.ASAP, will officially be dropping at midnight tonight!
This ASAP Mob T-Shirt Is Pissing Off Memorial Day Shoppers
ASAP Rocky and his crew have managed to anger Pac Sun shoppers this weekend, and it's all stemming from a t-shirt. A graphic tee that displays an upside-down American flag has been making the rounds on Facebook after the brand posted a photo of their store display over the weekend.
ASAP Rocky Turned His Instagram Profile Into One Huge Art Piece
ASAP Rocky has been on absolute fire recently.
ASAP Rocky Is Given Acid By Makonnen, Proceeds To Have Sex With Nine Women
After seeing the video, we get the idea ASAP Rocky has experimented with the drug his recent A.L.L.A. single is named after, which a new interview with the New York Post confirms.
Tracklist Revealed For A$AP Rocky's "A.L.L.A"
A$AP Rocky's upcoming album A.L.L.A is definitely one of the most anticipated releases coming this summer. We received the album art the other week, which pays homage to Rocky's fallen friend A$AP Yams. Today that's followed up with the tracklisting. The album appears to be pretty feature-heavy, but we're sure Rocky will still come out as the star.
Kanye West Reportedly Has Production On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A"
ASAP Rocky's A.L.L.A. is set to hit stores next month, but we still don't know a whole lot about it. At this point, we're taking any news we can get, and some tweets from HOT 97's Deanii Digital have given us a couple of clues as to what to expect from Rocky's sophomore outing. The biggest takeaway from Deanii's report is that Kanye West has production on one record. Apparently, most of the other songs are provided by Danger Mouse, who's previously worked with DOOM, Gorillaz, The Black Keys, and Beck.
Top Tracks: May 10 - May 17
Another week, another fresh crop of songs raiding our Top Ten. Let’s get to it. 10) Omarion ft. DeJ Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign and Rick Ross – Post To Be (Remix) This re-working of Omarion’s hit was smart enough to keep its most famous, meme-spawning line. And like that line, it’s hanging around for another week.
A Timeline Of A$AP Rocky's Business Moves
While anticipation grows for A$AP Rocky's second album's release, At.Long.Last.ASAP (A.L.L.A), Rocky has been up to a lot more than just rapping. Since the release of Long.Live.ASAP in 2013, Rocky has been on hiatus, at least, from the rapsphere. Even before he dropped his debut album, he started experimenting in the business of fashion. He's since taken on new roles as a director, producer, and model, all the while remaining a corporate fashion connoisseur.
A$AP Rocky Shares Alternate "A.L.L.A." Artwork
This past weekend, A$AP Rocky gave us some pretty hard evidence of his newfound fondness for mushrooms in the form of the hallucinatory artwork for his upcoming album, A.L.L.A. More importantly, it paid tribute to his fallen partner A$AP Yams, showing his face emerging out of the top
Top Tracks: May 4- May 10
After a relatively stable week, the top of the HNHH Top 100 became the Wild West once more. The week was dominated by newcomers (even if several of these are new takes on tracks we’ve all heard), with only a few stragglers holding on to top spots. 10) Belly ft. The Weeknd – Might Not Canadian rapper Belly proved that he’s willing to take a backseat on his own track with “Might Not.”