News: A$AP Rocky Addresses "Long.Live.A$AP" Debut Leak, Reveals Why He's Not Shook [Video]
Sunday, Dec 30, 2012 11:02AM
With his long-awaited Long.Live.A$AP solo debut floating online weeks prior to its release, New York rap newcomer A$AP Rocky has addressed the leak and revealed why he's not sweating the small stuff.
Rather than get upset over first-week numbers being impacted or make outlandish demands to cease the leak, Rocky said he is confident all things will work themselves out.
"Can I keep it a hundred with you," Rocky asked hip-hop personality Miss Info. "I've been waiting for people to hear this music for so d*mn long. Of course I've got to be a businessman but before anything, I'm an artist. The album leaked and I'm going to leave it up to my dependable label which I rely on to fix all that. That's the business aspect. I made my art, y'all love it and that's all I cared about and I just want to thank everybody who's anticipated this and who is waiting." (Hot 97)
The Harlem emcee's new solo effort reportedly sprouted online, illegally, last week.
Sadly, earlier this week A$AP Rocky's long-awaited LongLiveA$AP debut album leaked online one month in advance. While the move could be devastating for a new artist, Rocky's taking it in stride. Tonight, the Harlem rapper releases the opening song off the album, which he performed recently on MTV. Produced by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love, Pretty Flacko brings his slick talk over the melodic tune filled with heavy bass. (Miss Info TV)
Unless there are any last-minute changes, the LP features nearly 20 tracks.
1. Long Live A$AP 2. Goldie 3. PMW (All I Really Need) (Feat. Schoolboy Q) 4. LVL 5. Hell (Feat. Santigold) 6. Pain (Feat. OverDoz) 7. F**kin' Problems (Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) 8. Wild For The Night 9. 1 Train (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.) 10. Fashion Killa 11. Phoenix 12. Suddenly 13. Pretty Flacco (Remix) (Feat. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame & Pharrell) 14. Ghetto Symphony (Feat. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg) 15. Ticket 16. Like I'm Apart (Feat. Florence Welch) 17. Purple Swag (Remix) (Long.Live.A$AP)
Not only respected in the hip-hop community, Rocky recently got a huge co-sign from NBA champion LeBron James.
"Been bumping this Long.Live.A$AP lately! He be going in! I believe he's a big time STAR beyond just music.," he tweeted December 28th. (LeBron James' Twitter)
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