Watch: A$AP Rocky delivers Red Bull Music Academy lecture

A$AP Rocky delivered a riveting, thought-provoking lecture to Red Bull Music Academy participants in London this week, in which he spoke about recording his upcoming album, his previous projects and more.

Near the very beginning of the lecture, he pulls up none other than the legendary Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey. As it turns out, he’s known A$AP since it all began for him. Mos Def sings his praise, speaks about how the pair first met, and A$AP talks about how cool it is that he can count Mos as a fan. Mos was introduced to the A$AP mob through Chace Infinite, and speaks about how he’s watched the group, and Rocky, develop and flourish into globally respected artists that they are today.

Mos also spent a little time talking about the artists he’s big on, while A$AP revealed that there’s a distinctly British influence on his upcoming album, largely due to the energy he absorbed while recording.

Excitingly, the pair also spoke about their upcoming collaboration, to be heard on A$AP’s highly anticipated A.L.L.A – something very cool to look forward to!

Watch the full lecture right here:

it’s not the first time the pair have been publicly connected. In fact only a couple weeks ago, A$AP pulled Mos up on stage at a gig at XOYO in London, where they played a bit of Ms Fat Booty and Universal Magnetic. Watch below – the footage isn’t great but the sound is solid.