A.L.L.A- (At Long Last A$ap) - Asap Rocky
Pretty Flacko moved to London, was tripping off L.S.D and managed to create one of the best Hip-hop albums of 2015. Seriously this shit is so ill (3x fire emojis). It sounds like nothing that’s come out and with his sophomore album Rocky has proved to us all that you still can’t put his sound or his creativity into a box (we still don’t know what Asap Rocky’s quintessential sound is). The album dropped on the 26 of May and we have been playing the album non-stop at the G.S.I HQ. This album is a journey into Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye’s mind & life right now. This is the guy who dropped a mixtape (Live.Love.Asap) and out of nowhere became one of the most influential men in fashion and pop culture. He is a 26 year old pretty motha-fucker and is living like a rock star in the 80’s. This album is a psychedelic trip into a life filled with exquisite women (Chanel Iman & Rita Ora), tailored garments (Raf Simmons & ST Laurent) drugs, fame and everything in between.
The first track is Holy Ghost and Good Lord did we catch the HOLY GHOST (Lord Jesus). The beat is incredible and sounds like a 70’s rock record that was made in 2015. “Church bells & choir sounds// tell em quite down bow your heads the most highs around//cocktails, guys and girls//mixed with ties and gowns//” Rocky raps and shows that lyrically he is a lot more focused as he shares his standpoint on religion. Joe Fox is featured on the end on the song and his vocal performance gives us Goosebumps. He sounds like a modern day Paul McCartney as he sings “Hoooly Ghooost....I’m on my kneeees, I’m on my Kneeees”. This is the type of record Jay z himself would make in 2015.
The other stand out song is L.S.D. The video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEG2VTHS9yg) and song are both incredible. It’s a trippy psychedelic love song that breaks down Rocky’s new infatuation with L.S.D and is sure to leave you sky high even if you don’t do drugs. Towards the end of the song Flacko goes into a bridge that sounds like something Coldplay would make.
This album is something special. This is Rocky’s best work to date and from us here at G.S.I we can’t wait to see where the self proclaimed pretty motha-fucker takes the rap game. With ALLA being Flacko’s second number 1 album (moving 146,000 copies in its first week according to Billboard).
Tracks to look out for
• Excuse me
• Canal St.
• Electric Body
• Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2
• Jukebox joints