It’s been a pretty decent few years for Harlem hero A$AP Rocky. Having released his debut album to critical acclaim, he quickly became one of the hottest rappers on the map. Yet ever since the release there has always been speculation about if his sophomore studio album would live up to the hype, and it seems that the wait is nearly over. Fresh off the back of a series of high profile lectures and interviews, we’re seriously gearing up for the follow up to 2013’s Long. Live. A$AP
A$AP, also known as Rakim Mayers, released the album artwork for his second release which comes in the form of a tribute to his late friend, and founder of the A$AP collective, A$AP Yams. Yams was found dead in his apartment earlier this year, having accidentally overdosed on a lethal mix of opiates and benzodiazepines. The artwork features a cross tattoo by Rocky’s right eye, and a colourful scar on his left cheek, a tribute to the identifiable birth mark that Yams bore in the same place.
Rocky also debuted his latest single, a collaboration with the eclectic selection of Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson and Miguel titled Everyday.
At.Long.Last.A$AP is set to be released on June 2 and is expected to be all over every decent radio station across the globe that same day. The aforementioned speculation still surrounds the album, however if Everyday is anything to go off, this album is one for the ages.
A$AP Rocky – Everyday feat. Rod Stewart x Miguel x Mark Ronson