You know where Deen stands on those who are soy latte only.

Disappointingly, our boy Rocky seems to have settled for the French Montana “Pop That” approach for his newest lead single. Also known as the “throw the kitchen sink of name recognition at em” approach. This shit isn’t nearly as cynical or derivative as “Pop That” and its ho catnip of an Uncle Luke sample, and he gets to fanute a larger share of his publishing than our favorite vaguely slow Moroccan.

While this shit isn’t a disaster by any means, it feels like a cop-out. I used to be pretty sure that ASAP Rocky was capable of churning out single material without the crutch of other artists – especially Drake. The Beige Gawd is essentially a cheat code. Even 2Chainz had to go to the well and he had the biggest buzz we’ve seen in a minute.

Thankfully, 2Chainz is limited to a hook – shockingly enough (for me), he’s actually a competent hook man. I’ve been re-visiting the mixtapes that got his buzz up and I didn’t give Jar-Jar Chainz as much credit as he deserved initially – with regard to his hooks. The verses are still mostly trash interrupted by the occasional decent joke, but he knocks this outta the park.

Kendrick should consider having this much fun on HIS album then maybe people with breasts will buy it. After all, he’s super into Tupac, right? Visits him in his dreams n’shit? Well newsflash K.Dot, Tupac once told us that you need to get “the bitches and the niggas will follow.” But I’m sure you’ll be okay with or without the bitches. The album is dope. That said, Kendrick definitely wasn’t needed on this shit.

I wonder what the odds are of this having belonged to Drake originally? 40 doesn’t just produce for any ol ‘muthafucka and Drake kinda adds to the hook on this, in addition to his verse. Drake’s verse is as good as any other one on the track, even if he undercuts his Nelly tribute with a terrible dick joke at the end of the verse. Nigga stop that shit.

Speaking of 40, it’s nice to finally see him break away from that depressed, underwater, muffled, muted, yet AWESOME shit he does for Beige Gawd all the time. Who knew he had some bounce laying around the studio? When the proper credits appear, I guarantee 40 didn’t do this alone. No shots.

It feels as if he’s barely here, but the name recognition alone should be enough to power Yung Rocky to a release date sometime soon. I just hope he didn’t blow the entire budget on this shit. I’d hate for him to be deprived of coke and white bitches all in the pursuit of a barcode. That said, I’m still puzzled at the rollout for his album. “Pretty Flacko” was amazing, “Goldie” was a really nice follow up and ideally, something like this song ought to have dropped early in the summer. Alas, nothing. I’m sure he’ll do just fine though. He got this far doing what he’s been doing.

I just need Yams to send me that mp3 of the “Pretty Flacko” remix with Waka Flocka. I ain’t forgot nigga. Stop hiding that shit. I know y’all and SpaceGhost Purrp ain’t kosher no mo, but that ain’t got shit to do with me. Just send me the mp3 and I’ll grant Rocky’s debut my voodoo blessings. Nigga will go “quadruple, no quattrople platinum!” Word to Makaveli…

Download:
MP3: A$AP Rocky ft. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar & Drake – “Fucking Problem (Left-Click)