A$AP Rocky’s been talking about his forthcoming debut album.
The young rapper explained that his style of rap helped to draw in listeners who weren’t necessarily rap fans to begin with. He also revealed that material will be released in around two weeks from the new album.
A$AP has already proven that he’s not averse to delving into other musical genres, having recently appeared on the Lana Del Rey video for National Anthem. Whilst at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Rocky talked to Billboard about his cross-genre ambitions.
"I got supporters from all demographics," said Rocky. "There are people that don't fuck with Rap but fuck with A$AP, just because I give them a feeling that they can't explain. I'm used to this happening - even when it's not at one of these festivals, my crowd is real diverse. If you've ever been to one of my shows, you'd be like, 'What the fuck did I just step into?'"
Rocky also promised that new music would be available soon, although the album LiveLoveA$AP will be appearing in September.
A$AP went on to describe how he saw the music he makes as trendsetting.
"Putting out that motherfucking tastemaker music that we do, we change the sound of mainstream," he explained. "The mainstream isn't gonna be that bullshit that you hear on the radio all day. The mainstream's gonna be that A$AP -- we're gonna change the whole world with this shit. I have a dream! I'm the trill Martin Luther King, straight up."
- By Fiona Guest