- Summary: 2 Chainz, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T., Danny Brown, Drake, Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar, Santigold, Schoolboy Q, Skrillex, and Yelawolf guest on the official debut studio release for the New York rapper.
- Record Label: RCA
- Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Underground Rap, Pop-Rap
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The SourceFeb 21, 2013It is a step up for Rocky and the perfect documentation of today's new forefront in hip-hop. [Feb-Mar 2013, p.88]
Jan 16, 2013If there's a knock to be had against the Harlem rapper, it's that he lacks an original presence. So it's curious that for his major-label debut he's opted to further venture down the rabbit hole of references, loading Long.Live.A$AP with a bevy of guests with personalities far more distinctive than his own.
Jan 15, 2013Great album. One of easiest hip-hop albums for me to sit down and listen to all the way through. If you can give this album some time, IGreat album. One of easiest hip-hop albums for me to sit down and listen to all the way through. If you can give this album some time, I think you'll appreciate A$AP Rocky's progression as an artist.… Expand
Jan 15, 2013Great album. I don't understand why some aren't liking it. I can see Rocky's progression as an artist on this. (best tracks: Long Live ASAP,Great album. I don't understand why some aren't liking it. I can see Rocky's progression as an artist on this. (best tracks: Long Live ASAP, LVL, PMW, Phoenix and Suddenly)… Expand
Feb 4, 2014A$AP Rocky’s debut album Long.Live.A$AP is one of the most unique hip-hop albums of the year, made by one of the most unique rappers in thisA$AP Rocky’s debut album Long.Live.A$AP is one of the most unique hip-hop albums of the year, made by one of the most unique rappers in this industry to date. From his screwed Houston bounce with an appreciation for New York rap to his high-fashion trends by Jeremy Scott, Raf Simons and Rick Owens, follows the lineage of Harlem’s flashy roots, channeling an pristine taste of hypnotic raps..The 24-year-old Harlem rapper had a spectacular 2011, coming into a crazy $3 million deal with RCA based on early buzz and then silencing skeptics with his breakout LiveLoveA$AP mixtape. With a set release date of July 4th 2012 to which was then pushback to January 15th 2013 people were starting to feel the album would never materialize but as soon as the album dropped everyone expectations were exceeded. Many rap-industry heavies appear on LongLiveA$AP, and they mix well with other young rappers up and the coming along of A$AP. More importantly he never cedes the center. His lead single “F**kin’ Problems have shown his successful attempts at radio play and pop appeal, but Long.Live.A$AP isn’t him adapting to mainstream standards. A$AP picks up right where he left off on his mixtape only taking the sound bigger and better. For someone often criticized for his lack of depth, A$AP Rocky keeps delivering in the face of skepticism and continues to grow his fan base through all demographics. On his debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, Rocky aimed to maintain the general style of his mixtape while upgrading the sound enough to expand his fan base. In general, he does exactly that; however his debut is slightly more erratic, with fantastic tracks alongside bars of strong lyricism. A$AP sets himself apart in this album because he does not rap about what common rappers rap about most of the time. What good rap does need to do is tell a compelling story and Rocky has a story to tell. He grew up in and out of shelter, his dad was arrested, and he lost his brother. But it seems that those are not the stories that Rocky wants to focus on. He wants to look to the future, rap about his newfound success and how now everything is going to be different .This drive for success and the confidence that oozes out as he swags his way into pop culture results in the kind of lyricism that is playful, quotable, and generally palatable. A$AP Rocky sounds natural in every setting; along with his command of rhythm and cadence, this is his greatest gift. His lyrics, a riot of lifestyle brands and other desirables, can feel like standing in front of a closet of prohibitively expensive designer goods included with his rhymes when reminiscing about growing up poor. as Rocky also likes to rap about , women ,money, and drugs which is how he lives his life. Although this is the regular inappropriate lyrics we hear from other artists Rocky displays an exceptional handle on delivering his lyrics that hook you on every track. The language Rocky uses is extremely explicit but flow nicely with his unique style and his gold teeth, interesting fashion choices and long braids give him a very strong image. His lyrics and image are all about of one common goal; to inspire rappers to be more creative and to inspire his listeners to be themselves. In an interview he states that he does what he does because he loves it and wants to make other people love it so they are inspired to do anything or become anything they want to be. Long.Live.A$AP mirrors as a walk through his influences, featuring other blockbuster names such as Drake, 2 Chainz, Santigold, Skrillex, Florence Welch, to name a few. A$AP Rocky’s album is a beginning to his bright future music career and gives the overall message to be your-self and ignore the haters. It’s clear that he covered all the popular leanings in hip-hop of today, whether exploding on the EDM anthem “Wild for the Night” or the indie pop sentiments on “Hell.” Rocky is a fast-rising star who continues to stay in the discussion as one of the best rappers coming out today.… Expand
May 23, 2017This album was an improvement on Live Love A$AP in my honest opinion. There are some really great songs on here and none that I dislike. WorstThis album was an improvement on Live Love A$AP in my honest opinion. There are some really great songs on here and none that I dislike. Worst song is probably Wild For the Night.
Best songs: 1Train / Goldie / Long Live A$AP… Expand
Apr 3, 2013Álbum ótimo para quem curte um som mais urbano, com varias participações que fazem o CD brilhar no ghetto.
Com batidas surpreendentes queÁlbum ótimo para quem curte um som mais urbano, com varias participações que fazem o CD brilhar no ghetto.
Com batidas surpreendentes que fazem qualquer um ficar com vontade de ouvir de novo e de novo, muito inovador quando se trata de falar sobre a cultura norte americana, destaque para as músicas Wild For The Night (Feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam), Problems (Feat. 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar) e I Come Apart (Feat. Florence Welch)… Expand
Feb 15, 2013Apart from his single, "Goldie", Asap doesn't bring anything new and comes off as a pretentious kid in most of his underwhelming overhypedApart from his single, "Goldie", Asap doesn't bring anything new and comes off as a pretentious kid in most of his underwhelming overhyped songs. Pretty disappointing.… Expand
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