Last weekend, A$AP Rocky announced via tweet that A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 is “finally finished.” Now, he’s unveiled the first taste of the long-awaited compilation tape, in the form of a gritty short film titled Money Man.
The 12-minute visual is a grainy narrative of violence and doomed romance, packed with drugs, cash, guns, and butterflies (it’ll make sense when you watch it; promise). According to Red Bull, it was produced by Rocky’s creative collective AWGE and shot over three days in London. The black-and-white vid is soundtracked by two new cuts from the Cozy Tapes project: “Money Man” and “Put That on My Set,” featuring British rapper Skepta.
The Cozy Tapes project began as the brainchild of A$AP Yams, who died suddenly last year. In a recent interview with MTV News, Rocky called it “an introduction to a new cozy wave. It’s really rap-punk meets alternative underground.” Vol. 1 doesn’t have an official release date yet, but hopefully this new film means it’ll arrive soon.