I think you can make a pretty good argument that A$AP Rocky and Skrillex are the strangest musical pairing on a track within the past few years. I would give anything to know if they actually like each other, or are actually friends, because these guys are literally on different ends of the spectrum musically and style-wise. However, some are really thinking this is the future of dubstep, simply existing as a medium for great beats. Regardless, take the up and coming A$AP Rocky and arguably the most commercially successful Dubstep artist in Skrillex and you are going to get a good song.
Just yesterday, the official music video was released for their track “Wild for the Night”, which was shot in some impoverished sections of the Dominican Republic with a lot of locals, especially children with machine guns and flipping off the crowd while riding motorcycles.
Honestly, it’s a decent video but there is one thing I cannot shake; how out of place does Skrillex look in this entire thing. He is the only white person in the entire video full of African-Dominicans, Latino-Dominicans, and A$AP Mob. When there is the line “riding around with my n****s” and there is a close up of Skrillex I lost it.
Basically, this video gives me a lot of questions. Is this going to inevitably hurt A$AP’s street cred? Is Skrillex entering the rap community as a viable figure?
CMB TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!!!! What’s your opinion on this video and just A$AP and Skrillex working together in general. Leave a comment. Fuel a discussion!
In the past week, A$AP Mob, spearheaded by frontman A$AP Rocky released a mixtape entitled Lord$ Never Worry in preparation for his first studio album LongLiveA$AP, which is now being released on October 31st 2012 instead of September 11th.
In my opinion and the opinion of many others, this mixtape was actually not the best work A$AP Mob or A$AP Rocky himself has done. The songs were kinda old and boring and the lyrics were flat. Hopefully, the better stuff is going to come out on the album.
However, one of the bright spots on the mixtape was a song not even done by Rocky, but rather a member of his crew, A$AP Ferg with his song “Choppas On Deck”. He’s got some real lyrical flow, with a west coast gangster vibe reminiscent of Brotha Lynch Hung or Mr. Doctor (which for those who don’t know who they are, that is a definitely massive compliment).
It’s okay if you don’t wanna listen to the whole mixtape, I just strongly suggest this song.
We got another great track from up and comer in the rap game, Schoolboy Q. Schoolboy Q’s most popular song is arguably “Hands on the Wheel” featuring A$AP Rocky. However, he is someone that is bigger than just one or two massive tracks. The flow on this track is something to really notice. And the beats are great as well. Just overall a good song for ya
When I first saw this title, I hoped it would be A$AP Rocky rapping over the Lil’ Wayne song with the same title, which I consider one of Lil’ Wayne’s best songs (if you haven’t heard it check out the lyric video below)
Instead, we have a very great original from A$AP Rocky, releasing yet another track that is a part of DJ Clue’s mixtape
This is just A$AP doing his thing, same greatness many people are accustomed to seeing from him. The more and more tracks I hear him releasing, the more and more excited I am about his debut studio album LongLiveA$AP due out September 11th, 2012. Listen to it and download.
We got an absolute banger from A$AP Rocky. He released “Bath Salt”, a single off of his debut studio album LongLiveA$AP, which should be due out September 11th, 2012. He also brought friends along with him in this track; member of his crew A$AP Ant and Flatbush Zombies, who we featured a week ago about their new mixtape D.R.U.G.S.
This is an absolutely perfect weed rap song. Like just a total banger. Amazing verses from everyone on it and an amazing beat underneath. Definitely a song to roll one up to.
Its what you’ve all been waiting for and you just didn’t know you were waiting for it. Flatbush ZOMBiES has finally released a mixtape and I’m positive this will be the project that puts them on the map. After getting tons of love for Thug Waffle, S.C.O.S.A and Laker Paper, the guys have put together a weed and zombie infused set of tracks that gets their ulterior message across.
“I live by D.R.U.G.S., which stands for ‘death and reincarnation under god’s supervision.’ I fully believe we’ve been here before. I died when I was 16—that was the first time I did shrooms. I got hit in the face with reality. After all the years of brainwashing and bullshit, that trip really woke me up. That’s when I became a zombie.” – Meech
The tape just dropped today and is already making waves across the blogosphere and radio. The guys actually preformed on Shade 45 (XM radio station) this morning, just another example of how this unsigned group is going places. Don’t be surprised if this goes the way of A$AP Rocky with a lucrative major label deal coming soon. For now, you can pick up the tape here, and listen to it, be warned, it aint for everyone. Also, you can check the guys out on August 11th at Trillectru DOWNLOAD D.R.U.G.S – Flatbush ZOMBiES
*Standout Tracks* - Thug Waffles, YBA, Face-Off, Laker Paper
New York natives, Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky, have caused quite a stir in the past couple of days. To start, the two recently released the music video for “National Anthem,” a video that grips at the national psyche with its reinterpretation of the often romanticized Kennedys and their ‘American Camelot.’ JFK is played by the nonchalant and ever composed A$AP Rocky, who dons his usual snapback and array of jewelry; Lana plays Marilyn Monroe in the video’s beginning, before later assuming the part of Jackie Kennedy. The video is highly political and everyone seems to have their own take on it. Even A$AP seems to be unable to put the video into exact words:
“We did a video together … [it's] some swag sh–,” he said. “I play JFK, she plays Jackie O, you know, some cool, trippy sh–, some really 2015 sh–. People gonna get it in like three years, and that’s the whole purpose of it.” (A$AP Rocky, Source: MTV News)
To be fair, Lana was the originator of the idea behind the video and it is probably safe to say that only she and the director truly understand the emotional and intellectual significance of each scene. Oversimplified, the video is a dark, brooding love story that wrestles with the status quo. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then this video is worth thousands more.
And in addition to “National Anthem” A$AP and Lana have also collaborated on “Ridin,” a feel-good summer cruising song produced by the Kickdrums. The song makes expert use of Lana’s sensual voice and old-time sound, both of which are perfect complements to the insouciant beat and A$AP’s flow.