After all the buzz he has been getting, ASAP Rocky is ready to release his much-anticipated new album on May 12.
After releasing the first song “M’$” of his upcoming record “At.
A$AP.” or “A.L.L.A.,” Billboard reported that his record is on its finishing touches as the rapper waits for the official release in two weeks time.
In the same report, ASAP Rocky revealed the meaning of his album title and revealed how focused he was on creating his LP.
He claimed that he pushed himself into creating a sound that was never heard from him before.
is because I was named after the God MC himself, Rakim Allah,” Rocky said.
“And, I’m just basically saying it’s a return of the real sh-t.
I’m not here to swag it out.
I ain’t here catwalk it.
I’m here to just do me, and if y’all don’t like my sh-t,- f-ck it.
I’m on me so hard right now.” “I’m making music and experimenting, making sounds that I never even knew existed.
Not to make it sound like this album is going to be a circus in a box or something.
But I really pushed myself this time.
I secluded myself [for] six months.
In another country with the phones off.” In terms of the lyrics, ASAP Rocky revealed a deeper and more intellectual side of him should be expected on his record.
“People really don’t know the other side of me,” he said.
“The deeper side, the more musical side, the more intellectual side.
When I first came on the scene it was more of this trendy, bourgeois, pizazz attitude.
That’s still me but at the end of the day I think that kind of overshadowed the whole purpose of me doing what I do.
I’m an incredibly diverse artist, I’m a universal artist.
At least that’s how I see it.” He further revealed that his late friend ASAP Yams would be credited in his new album as an executive producer, as his way of paying tribute to the artist.
“I’m going to talk to him and ask him what’s up,” ASAP Rocky said after being asked what would he tell his friend if ever he could talk to him.
“And we’re going to see if he’s still got it even from up there.”