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A$AP Rocky Decodes New “A.L.L.A.” Album: “It’s A Return Of The Real S**t”

Written By Rosario Harper

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A$AP Mob’s A$AP Rocky recently talked about his new album, A.L.L.A., and how experimental the long-awaited sophomore LP will be.

According to Rocky, he secluded himself for half a year to work on the new LP.

“A.L.L.A. — it stands for the title of my album. I just don’t want to give out the title yet. The A.L.L.A. is because I was named after the God MC himself, Rakim Allah. And, I’m just basically saying it’s a return of the real shit. 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 shit — 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] 6 months. In another country with the phones off.” (VIBE)

Check out A$AP’s interview on the next page…

Recently, A$AP said he had quietly pieced together and finished his new LP.

“Honestly, it’s finished. I’m mastering it right now. It’s coming soon. Seriously soon,” A$AP said in an interview. “[Surprise albums?] I don’t consider it a surprise — you put it out there and it’s art, that’s the surprise. I hope people are surprised by my album. I don’t know what to expect, I just do what I do.” (Billboard)

Rocky also dished on what fans would most likely be surprised by from the new LP.

“How diverse it is,” Rocky said when asked what will surprise fans. “People really don’t know the other side of me. 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.” (Billboard)

Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J broke big news about working on A$AP’s upcoming sophomore album in January.


Written by Rosario Harper

SOHH.com Writer. When I'm not covering hip-hop news and announcements, I'm deep into an Audible book and eating veggies.


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