Pop in your grills and give a pitch-dropped “unh,” because A$AP Rocky’s back.
Thursday at midnight, the Harlem rapper released “Multiply,” his first new recording in the nearly two years since his debut album LONG.LIVE.A$AP. Although Juicy J gets a feature credit, the former Three 6 Mafia member’s role is limited to a spoken-word intro and outro, and providing the inspiration for a brief reference to “Stay Fly.” Flacko spends the rest of the track big-upping Houston rap legend Pimp C, sh– talking over trendy streetwear labels, and revealing his interest in going all New Jack City by making Jeeps a thing again—all over a beat by emerging producer Curtis Heron, which takes Rocky’s signature icy, slow motion psychedelia to trippy new levels.
“Multiply” will appear on Rocky’s as-yet-untitled, as-yet-unscheduled follow-up to LONG.LIVE.A$AP. In related news, A$AP Mob’s publicist confirms that the group’s long-awaited L.O.R.D. EP hasn’t been canceled, as has been widely reported, just pushed back to a (yet again) unannounced future date.