With A$AP Rocky having an album on the way, we’re on high alert for new music to be coming soon. He’s stayed busy with guest features, but most of them have been either hooks or short verses, keeping us patiently awaiting new music from one of our favorites. A$AP Rocky joined GQ for an interesting video interview in addition to shedding some light on his upcoming project. See the full piece here, and enjoy this snippet of the interview + video below.
My new album is really about testing new sounds. People are scared to test new sounds, 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. That's why it takes time. These sonics represent me. – A$AP Rocky
Throughout the video interview, Rocky was thrown questions from some of his biggest influencers and friends including actor Mahershala Ali, Dior designer Kris Van Assche, designer Raf Simmons, actor Shamiek Moore and Andre 3000 among others. We get some insights to the man behind the music as he speaks about what rapper he’d name his son after, getting in fights in the club as a teenager, what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a rapper and more. The fire alarm actually goes off towards the end of the interview, which led to Rocky freestyling over the alarm and killing it. Rocky plans on releasing his album this year, so stay tuned and enjoy!