A$AP Mob’s A$AP Rocky talks about his issues with 2013’s Long. Live. A$AP and who rushed the album onto store shelves in the new issue of Complex Magazine.
Within his cover story, Rocky delves into what upset him most about the well-received debut.
“Yeah. I’ve got that cliché thing where I hate my biggest songs,” Rocky said when asked if he had any regrets about the LP. “[Would I make another ‘Wild for the Night’ song?] There’s no need to. That album was rushed. [By whom?] Me. I felt like I had to prove certain things that don’t matter. [That] I was capable of hit singles and platinum records. That’s not what I was ever after. That’s something that you just hope for.” (Complex)
Check out what updates Rocky gave fans about the new album on the next page…
Last week, Rocky revealed what his upcoming A.L.L.A. title stood for and spoke on leaving a mark on the rap game.
“I’m claiming ownership of my legacy. Look at it: At.Long.Last.A$AP. A-L-L-A. Like slang for ‘Allah.’ It’s the return of the god MC. I’m named after Rakim, and I’m finally facing what it means: I was born to do this sh*t. And I hope I get to do it for a very long time.” (GQ)
Recently, Rocky revealed 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)
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)