Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trick or Treat?: A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz - "_uckin' Problems" (#LONGLIVEA$AP)

It's been one Hell of a year for the re-emergence of posse cut-wielding albums; First off, Rick Ross assembled "Maybach Music Group" for Self Made #1-2, then Kanye's House of G.O.O.D. Music produced Cruel Summer, and A$AP Rocky even manged to release Lords Never Worry with his A$AP Mob comrades. While it's still unclear if LONGLIVEA$AP will see a rumored Halloween [Oct. 31st] release or not, "Fuckin' Problems" seems like a pretty solid ramp-up single. Most likely recorded during A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar's stint on Drake's recent Club Paradise Tour (2011-12) ... "Fuckin' Problems" also features 2 Chainz on a [thankfully] brief, simple hook.

October's Very Own (OVO) in-house producer, Noah "40" Shebib provided the track's central beat, which Andy Bustard went on to quite accurately describe as a "minimalistic, yet no less THUMPING soundbed!" I guess only time will tell if A$AP Rocky's LONGLIVEA$AP/Halloween promise will ultimately end up being a trick or treat. But for right now, "Fuckin' Problems" will definitely suffice! I really wouldn't be all that surprised if Rocky's major label debut showcases friends-musicians: Lana del Rey, Pharrell, Action Bronson, RiFF RAFF, Raekwon, and Flatbush Zombies. Kendrick Lamar's gearing up to unveil his own full-length album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city this upcoming Tuesday, Oct. 23rd.

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