It's been just over two years now since A$AP Rocky released his debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, and his follow up is finally on the way.
"Honestly, it's finished," Rocky told Billboard about his upcoming sophomore effort. "I'm mastering it right now. It's coming soon. Seriously soon."
Though he didn't say when it would be dropping, nor that he'll take the surprise route that artists like Beyoncé, Drake and Kendrick Lamar have used recently, he does think that people may be surprised by the actual sound of it.
"People really don't know the other side of me," he said, after calling the album "diverse." "The deeper side, the more musical side, the more intellectual side. When I first came on the scene it was more of this trendy, bourgeois, pizazz attitude. That's still me, but at the end of the day, I think that kind of overshadowed the whole purpose of me doing what I do. I'm an incredibly diverse artist, I'm a universal artist. At least that's how I see it."
Some of that universality may come out in the features he's done for the album: He worked with FKA Twigs and Lykke Li on the project.
Yesterday, after months of rumors and speculation, news broke that Yams died from an accidental drug overdose.
If "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2," which Rocky dropped in February, is an indication of what they worked on for the album before Yams died, then we're in for plenty of heat from the Harlem rapper.