A$AP Rocky’s long-awaited forthcoming album is finally right around the corner—and the Harlem born artist has now shed some more light on what we can expect.
Speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Rocky confirmed that the project is finished, and coming soon:
“Oh, it’s coming. Absolutely. Oh, it’s coming. It’s finished and we just putting the finishing touches on it. It’s coming for sure. I think we all need time for growth. I think that it’s pointless for artists to put out music when they have no fuel or no subject matter. Sometimes, I need to live a bit to give you the right subject matter to convey my experiences. The new stuff is me being vulnerable, and it’s just no filter, and just where I’m at, at my stage. My age and how I see things, my peers, the younger kids, the older cats, it’s just my perspective. We come in with some whole new fresh s**t. If we talking about inspiration and style and stuff like that, creativity, I do that in my sleep and we’re coming with that. I think now, my perspective has aged a bit. It’s like fine wine, and I’m starting to become more aware of things that I was oblivious to, things that I ignored, and a lot of things I was ignorant to. I’m more aware. I’ve experienced it firsthand or it’s just in my face every day. I think about encapsulating into albums. I try to figure out how to do that every time. The process of making music is more free. But I always try to stay on subject.”
Rocky went on to reveal that the album will include collaborations with Tyler, The Creator, Thundercat, Miguel, and Lil Yachty:
“We got some help from a lot of friends there. We got Miguel, we got Tyler, The Creator, we got Lil Yachty here, we got Thundercat. Those are some heavy hitters. [On Tyler…] That’s why we take so long. It’s him, bro. He play too much man. He want to joke and prank people all day, man. He’s the biggest prankster. You know this already, bro. You know, Zane. He’s a prankster, man.”
As for an exact date on when to expect the album, that has yet to be announced.