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A$AP Rocky Wraps Up Sophomore LP, Gives His Take On “Surprise” Albums

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A$AP Mob’s A$AP Rocky recently updated fans on the status of his long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Long.Live.A$AP album and gave a take on artists releasing “surprise” albums.

A$AP said he has 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)

Check out what A$AP said about his album’s “deeper” side on the next page…

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.

Barring any changes, Rocky recently said his follow-up to 2013’s Long. Live. ASAP would arrive following group member A$AP Ferg‘s recently released mixtape.

“We got Ferg coming out with his mixtape project soon. Right after him, my sophomore. Right after that, the Mob tape and hopefully another Ferg album. We trying to smash on y’all motherf*ckers 2015. We’re just trying to really influence culture and give people a reason to listen to music and enjoy lifestyle. Because honestly, it really don’t take much to be happy in life and we’re trying to show people that sh*t. I ain’t been happy like this in a while. I ain’t have this much fun in a while.” (Highsnobiety TV)

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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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