Friday, July 6, 2012
COMME des F--K DOWN: A$AP Rocky - "Goldie" (Hit-Boy Interviews Jay-Z?)
A$AP Rocky was almost destined to one day produce Hip-Hop greatness, ever since his my named him "Rakim." Being a music blogger, I hear about a lot of different rookie emcees the average week/month/year and "Goldie" is hands down one of the fucking greatest things I've ever heard! Built around a simplistic, yet hard-hitting beat created by the same dude who brought you "Niggas In Paris" (Hit-Boy), Rocky effortlessly coasts over the MIDI keyboard beat, ghostly vocal chants, 1-2 drum pattern, etc. The companion music video to go along with "Goldie" was self-directed by A$AP Rocky, along with fashion designer Alexander Wang, on location across Paris, France.
In all reality, Hit-Boy's nearly-flawless "Goldie" beat is essentially worth nearly $3 million, since it might as well be A$AP Rocky's first major release since signing with Polo Music Group way back in Fall 2011. I don't know what I really even specifically like about "Goldie," but I guess it's just the sum of it's collective parts that make a CLASSIC Boom-Bap jam. A$AP Rocky's long-awaited debut LP, LONGLIVEA$AP is finally set to materialize on Sept. 11th. @ this point in time, it may or may not feature Lana del Rey, "Goldie," Pharrell/Santigold, and Danny Brown ... When's he's not busy producing beats for everyone from Justin Bieber to [The] Game, Hit-Boy has secretly been fostering dreams of becoming a Hip-Hop legend in his own right. "Jay-Z Interview," his debut solo single is additionally featured down below and stay tuned for news on a possible record.