Everything We Know About A$AP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
With A$AP Rocky debuting the new track "M's" just hours ago, excitement for his upcoming album has never been higher. A few weeks ago, we got a title, A.L.L.A. (At. Long.La$t.A$AP), and then a potential release date, so we're in the full-swing of what was once called the "album release cycle," before Beyoncé upended that shit in December 2013.
ASAP Rocky Brings Out Yasiin Bey In London
ASAP Rocky is huge in London. The Harlem rapper recorded his entire upcoming album, At.Long.Last.A$AP (which we might see in May), in the U.K. capital, and this past weekend, he took the stage at one of London's biggest clubs. Rocky was the headlining guest at legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B's debut residency night at club XOYO.
Did Amazon Give Away The Release Date For ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."?
While surprise releases have become a standard for high profile artists, so have label fuck ups. Recently we've seen both Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt have their album announcements botched, and ASAP Rocky may now be among those artists wronged by their label.
A$AP Rocky Covers Complex
With A$AP Rocky's At.Long.Last.A$AP seeming like it could drop at any time, the man behind one of the year's most anticipated projects has posed for the cover of Complex's new issue.
A$AP Rocky Explains Rakim Influence On Sophomore Album Title
A$AP Rocky's sophomore title acronym, A.L.L.A., was deciphered yesterday thanks to a video of Rocky spitting a verse from an album cut for GQ.
A$AP Rocky's Full Album Title Revealed
This morning we got a little teaser verse from A$AP Rocky's highly anticipated sophomore effort, A.L.L.A. For a while we simply knew the album title by its acronym, but along with that acapella verse from GQ, we get the complete album title: At.Long.Last.A$AP. Once again his crew and movement is represented in the album title, and utilizes the same letters for an acronym as both his debut album and mixtape.
Lollapalooza Reveals 2015 Line-Up
Last year Lollapalooza had a headliner that would many most hip-hop fans weak at the knees, with both OutKast and Eminem on the bill. This year they do a 180, with absolutely no hip-hop headliner, although there are rap artists scattered throughout the three-day festival.
A History Of ASAP Rocky X Clams Casino Collaborations
The hype for ASAP Rocky's second album continues to grow, but Flacko's been less forthcoming than most artists when it comes to details. We don't know any of ALLA's rap features, though we know it will feature R&B genre bender FKA Twigs and Swedish pop singer Lykke Li. We also know one of Rocky's main producers, Clams Casino, will be back--and, for now, that's enough to keep us going.
ASAP Rocky's Album Is Finished, Will Feature FKA Twigs & Clams Casino
ASAP Rocky was one of the biggest breakout rappers of the last few years, getting signed and releasing his debut album in an insanely short timeframe after first breaking through with "Purple Swag" and "Peso". His sophomore album has been cooking for a lot longer though, and fans have been eagerly awaiting any news on his follow-up to Long.Live.A$AP.
The Roots Picnic 2015 Announces Line-Up
The Roots will be putting on their 8th annual Roots Picnic this coming summer in Philadelphia. They've tapped a dope line-up for this year, with a mix of rap and r'n'b, mainstream and indie, albeit, mostly indie. The Roots Picnic headliners will be The Roots and The Weeknd. In addition, you'll be able to catch A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Erykah Badu (backed by The Roots), Hudson Mohawke, DJ Mustard, Raury, Bishop Nehru, Marc E. Bassy, Rae Sremmurd and more.
What We Learned From A$AP Rocky's Tumblr Q&A
No album in 2014 left some A$AP fans disgruntled, but last night, Rocky took to his tumblr, Flacko Jodye Season, to answer any, yes any, and all questions that came his way.
50 Cent Calls Out A$AP Rocky For Sliding Into His Ex's DMs [Update: Rocky Responds]
Yesterday, 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend, Tatted Up Holly, accused the rapper of domestic abuse, calling him a "manipulating women beater". While 50 has yet to respond to the claims Holly made on her Instagram account, he has now posted a photo of what appears to be his ex's DMs, which show A$AP Rocky contacting the model to work together.
Juicy J To Co-Executive Produce A$AP Rocky's New Album
A$AP Rocky's new album roll out is already off to a very strong start, thanks to the singles "Multiply" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodeye II." After enlisting Juicy J for some shit-talking on "Multiply" Rocky is going to be taking their relationship, and Juicy J's involvement in his upcoming album, even further.
A$AP Rocky Speaks On His Role In The New Film "Dope"
By now, you probably know that A$AP Rocky has a role in the independent film "Dope," and that the film sold for $7 million following a successful showing at Sundance Film Festival.
A$AP Rocky To Make Acting Debut In "Dope," Produced By Pharrell & Diddy [Update: Sony Buys Film For $7 Million]
A$AP Rocky already has one foot apiece in the worlds of fashion and music, and now he's branching out even further. His next venture is acting, as he has a supporting role in "Dope," an indie film produced in part by Pharrell and Diddy that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. The Rick Famuyiwa-directed flick tells of a music geek living in Inglewood in the '90s, and also features Zoe Kravitz and Chanel Iman (not so coincidentally Rocky's ex) in supporting roles. Check out a still featuring Rocky in the gallery above, and the official trailer below.
A$AP Rocky Speaks On A$AP Yams' Death
If you've followed A$AP Rocky's career, you know A$AP Yams has always loomed over it. From creative decisions, to promotion, to production choices, Yams was always around. The two were also good friends, or "brothers" as Rocky described their relationship in a recent Instagram post, so it was clear that the rapper would be deeply affected by Yams' sudden passing.
Remix Fix: Introducing Gardiner Express & Their Version Of A$AP Rocky's "Pretty Flacko 2"
While never officially released as a single, A$AP Rocky's "Pretty Flacko" quickly became a favorite among the rapper's fans. When Rocky and producer Spaceghostpurrp had a falling out, it seemed the magic of Flacko may never be recreated, but a couple weeks back, Nez & Rio stepped up to give the rapper an equally menacing beat for "Pretty Flacko 2".
A$AP Yams Passes Away
Some very tragic news arrives this Sunday morning, as we learn that 26-year-old A$AP Mob founder ASAP Yams has passed away. No details are yet known of the reasons for his death, but many friends and collaborators -- including ASAP rocky and ASAP Ferg -- have shared their condolences on social media.
Top Tracks of The Week: December 29 - January 6
New Year, New Tracks. For the new readers, TTOTW is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts.
ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
Making the Forbes list in an honor often romanticized in rap, and if the latest "30 under 30" list is any indication, more and more hip hop and R&B artists will find themselves in the Forbes tax bracket. About a third of this year's list -- which looks at artists in their 20s who are making some serious moves in the industry -- is made up of rappers, producers, and R&B singers.