Kanye West Has Production On ASAP Rocky's New Album 'A.L.L.A'
As the release date for A$AP Rocky's highly anticipated sophomore effort At.Long.Last.A$AP (or A.L.L.A) draws near, more details have begun to surface on what fans can expect. Earlier this week, Rocky held his official listening party in New York City's Red Bull Studios and gave a select few tastemakers a preview of his album. One revelation that came from the listening session was that Kanye West was one of the album's producers.
Both Billboard's Kathy Iandoli and Hot 97's Deanii Digital have confirmed West's contribution. Billboard notes that West produced a dark, stream of consciousness cut called "Juke Box," which features soul samples over which Rocky "envisions his own demise" rapping, "When my death calls, I pray the Lord accepts collect calls."
Deanii took to Twitter to reveal West's contribution, noting that it was a return to form for the producer.
"He has a join on there produced by Kanye West," she wrote. "Made me miss Kanye produced shit."
Rocky recently spoke about West's influence in his CRWN interview.
"I think that Kanye had a rough time in the fashion industry, but I think it's all starting to pay off," he said. "He and Pharrell paved the way for artists like myself. I wouldn't be here. I would be full of sh*t if I told you that as a teen I wasn't inspired by Kanye West."
At.Long.Last.A$AP is scheduled to drop June 2, and in addition to West, it features production from Danger Mouse, Juicy J and the late A$AP Yams, to whom Rocky pays tribute in his cover art, and potentially others.