A$AP Rocky lets his fans know they're in for something new in the near future.
Though it has been a bigger year than usual for the A$AP Mob as a whole, things have been relatively quiet for A$AP Rocky and his solo music. He's toured extensively with the Mob this year, a collection of shows that included one memorable moment in China where he stormed off stage after the venue's power was cut by local law enforcement. However, when it comes to music that Rocky has put his name on as a solo artist, the pickings have been slim, most recently being featured on Maroon 5's single "Whiskey." For fans of Lord Flacko, the wait for new material might be over though, after a somewhat cryptic announcement that he made to fans during a recent concert.
In the video footage that you can see above, A$AP Rocky acknowledged that he hasn't played any non-Mob shows this year, but he had a message for his supporters who packed the venue to see him live: "Flacko Jodye season is approaching." Responding with huge cheers, the crowd took this to mean that a brand-new album is on the way and potentially closer to being released than most people think. In an interview with GQ, he hinted at a new project that was almost at the stage where fans would be able to hear it. "Right now, it's music," he said. "Last year was businesses and developing all our new artists. Playboi Carti went platinum [...] A$AP Ferg mixtape came out—he always got number ones and bangers [...] Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 is out right now. Now it's all about me making music again." When it comes to the sound of his supposed new album, the rapper iterated that the process was all about pushing his boundaries.
"My new album is really about testing new sounds. People are scared to test new sounds," he added. "So they go with what's current 'cause it's the easy thing to do. The top 100 songs sound a certain way. People cater more to that because it's a bigger demographic behind that, or it's a guaranteed demographic behind that. I prefer to experiment and have my crowd grow with me and to reach new crowds. I don't just rap—I actually make music."