After a two-year hiatus from Long.Live.A$AP., A$AP Rocky released his sophomore Album At.Long.Last.A$AP. last week. In promotion of that project he stopped by Shade 45 to chop it up with DJ Whoo Kid on The Whoolywood Shuffle. His last album was to prove is existence in mainstream, but Rocky explains his approach with A.L.L.A was strictly artistic and an expression of genuine emotion. Rocky commends Drake for being the only other artis that evokes emotion. During the interview he discusses the Rod Stewart collaboration on the “Everyday” record.
“Mark Ronson was the genius behind that record,”
“There were a ton of edits on that song, I can’t even fully remember the feeling I had when the last edit was made.”
In the future A$AP Rocky hopes that the Mob can join forces with TDE, sort of giving Hip-Hop a renewed feel of The Wu-Tang Clan. The collaboration amongst the two teams would surely make for an overdue impact on Hip Hop and Rocky’s exact words are, “Why Not?”
The rapper goes on to discuss what happened when he lost Swizz Beatz’ ring, PacSun removing his merchandise from the shelves, having Mos Def change his name back from Yasiin Bey, and being challenged to a smoke-off by the herbal gawd himself, Wiz Khalifa.
Watch the full interview above!
-Tia Long (@ByTiaLong)