A$AP Rocky apparently lives up to his name. The New York rapper's second album, At.Long.Last.A$AP (A.L.L.A.), is out now, a full week ahead of schedule. Rocky himself tweeted notification of the changed launch, which was bumped from a planned street date of June 2nd to midnight on May 25th.
The 18-track release — his first full album since 2013's well loved LongLiveA$AP — features collaborations with hip-hop heroes like Kanye West, established artists such as Juicy J, and — weirdly — a track recorded with British '70s rock icon Rod Stewart.
OFFICIAL ALBUM RELASE IN STORES AND ONLINE @ MIDNIGHT TONIGHT , THANX FOR LISTENING , HOPE YALH ENJOYED . BLESS .... A$VP X LIFE X RIP YAMS— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) May 26, 2015
The rapper released several songs from the album before its release, showing off an eclectic mix of influences. "L$D," in particular, breaks between trippy love song and paean to rapidly found wealth and celebrity, letting Rocky sing verses between twinkling harps and soft 808 claps. The album was executive produced by Danger Mouse and longtime collaborator A$AP Yams. Rocky uses the album's cover to pay tribute to his friend and fellow A$AP Mob member, who died earlier this year.