A$AP Rocky Wants A$AP Mob and TDE To Collaborate
A$AP Rocky's just-released At.Long.Last.A$AP features a bevy of the industry's biggest, most adored artists, from buzzing Internet curiosities like Bones to 40-plus stalwarts like Mos Def. But fans have been clamoring for more collaboration between the A$AP Mob and TDE, and in a new interview with DJ Whoo Kid, Rocky explains the difficulties in making that happen. "You gotta realize, man, even sometimes I'm not able to be around [A$AP] Ferg like I want to," Rocky says, "and we in the same crew." He went on to suggest that the same sort of scheduling difficulties are likely to cause hangups in the West coast crew: "[Q] and Kendrick probably don't even get to kick it like that, out of priority--they busy being artists." From there, Rocky playfully takes a moment to look directly into the camera and suggest the two crews "collide."
In case there aren't enough heavy drug vibes on the album itself, the Harlem rapper takes a second to recount a detailed experience involving Wiz Khalifa and a gang of mushrooms. Finally, Rocky spoke on the tragic murder of Chinx: "I know French more than I know Chinx, but I know Chinx. My heart goes to him, my heart goes to French, and Chinx is family, all the Coke Boys. We just went through the same situation--as far as losing somebody, not the circumstances of how it happened."
At.Long.Last.A$AP is Rocky's second major label album and third widely-disseminated project since he broke onto national radars in 2011. His acclaimed mixtape, Live.Love.A$AP, was bolstered by the massive, woozy singles "Peso" and "Purple Swag," each blending Houston with his native Harlem--and a dose of Memphis for good measure. His 2013 studio debut, Long.Live.A$AP debuted at #1 on Billboard and his since been certified Gold by the RIAA; the album featured inescapable songs like the Skrillex duet "Wild for the Night" and the Drake-, 2 Chainz- and Kendrick Lamar-featuring "Fucking Problems." During the press run for At.Long.Last.A$AP, Rocky made a point to stress his departure from the glossier, more commercial sounds of those records.