Admittedly, it’s only been out for only two weeks, but the A$AP Rocky tape has had surprising Ipod repeat power. It’s doesn’t need to be rocket science — some things just make for fun blunt cruise soundtracks. Jonah Bromwich’s points stay salient and I’ve chimed in my own praise. There is no need to hype him up any further. That’s what Hypebeast is for.
One of the more telling signs of imminent rap success is how much headway you can make into other worlds. If your music can transcend genre, you’re either on your way or you’re Chiddy Bang. Regardless, you’re probably getting paid. The world of contemporary bass music typically isn’t very welcoming to more than a handful of rappers, so a pair of excellent remixes from Kingdom and Sweatson Klank (the artist formerly known as Take) and Kingdom suggest that Rocky will stay standing, or at least bicycling.
Both are the best kind of remixes, flipping into the original into something new, but staying true to the song’s overall aesthetic. I could imagine either of them as first drafts that got tossed due to unclearable samples. Either way, you don’t need to be told where the bass is at.
MP3: A$AP Rocky x Kingdom- “Bass” (DJ Eade Bootleg Edit)