ASAP Rocky talks about London music influence, the late A$AP Yams and more, plus a preview of track ‘M’s’ from the upcoming ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ album
In this extensive conversation ASAP Rocky talks about the late A$AP Yams, his upcoming album At.Long.Last.A$AP and his love for grime music, namely in the form of BBK.
He also speaks on the influence of Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony in his music and the importance of artists paying homage, as well as how moving around when he was young and living in the Bronx influenced him.
Other talking points included winning fashion awards, his new movie, why he’s been relatively quiet for the last two years and blending in at Piccadilly Circus.
Mos Def was in the audience and he spoke on the upcoming At.Long.Last.A$AP album, saying he “has favourites already” and that “this new ASAP record is incredible.”
Guitarist Joe Fox, who has worked with Rocky on the new album, described it as “psychedelic, forward-thinking” and “a masterpiece.” ASAP opted to simply describe it as, “at long last.”
There are a few secrets he just couldn’t share during the lecture, including ones about his fashion sense and how he inconspicuously ducks working with those he respects as people but not on a creative level.
A$AP Rocky has another public lecture coming up on May 7, at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York.