The ASAP mob, led from the front by rapper ASAP Rocky, are the latest hip hop collective to generate serious Odd Future-style hype Stateside (they’re currently engaged in a somewhat half-hearted beef with the OFWGKTA lot).
Much of this hype has been generated by ASAP Rocky’s latest mixtape, currently given away on the free (not for long – “My mixtape is a classic” he says. “It’s only right to put it out at retail.”)
It’s easy to see why. Fellow mob member Clams Casino pulls the strings on standout tracks ‘Palace’ and ‘Bass’, taking time out from his solo output on NY’s witch house imprint, TriAngle Records (also home to noisy depressives Balam Acab). Atmospheric slow burner ‘Leaf’ also sees a guest spot for Main Attrackionz, who is no stranger to these pages.
The lyrics are full of blunts and 40s, and the spaced-out vibe and oddball wordplay evoke artists like Tyler, the Creator and Lil B. It’s not often you can get your hands on a mixtape of this quality for free – we suggest you download it before he puts it out at retail.