Last week, Frank Ocean was back on the digital airwaves for the second episode of blonded RADIO (Beats 1), where he decided to unveil a new track titled ‘Chanel‘. Then — before the show was over — Ocean hit the listeners over the head with a remix of the track, which features A$AP Rocky. Check that awesomeness out below.
For his latest, Alicia Keys reveals a black-and-white visual for ‘Blended Family (What You Do For Love)’, which features A$AP Rocky. In the clip, Keys shares footage of her “blended family”: Swizz Beatz, Swizz’ ex-wife Mashonda (!) and all of their children. Rocky (as well as other, regular people) show off their roots as well.
The track is taken from Keys’ new album HERE.
Mura Masa liberates a new visual for his latest single ‘Love$ick’, which features A$AP Rocky and sees a bunch of kids out and about, enjoying life. Neither artist makes an appearance in the clip.
Last month, Mura Masa blessed the world with a dope collaboration alongside A$AP Rocky titled ‘Love$ick‘…now, we get to check out a remix of the track courtesy of Four Tet. Enjoy that awesomeness below.
As promised, A$AP Mob have liberated a couple of new tracks from the forthcoming Cozy Boys project: A$AP Ant’s ‘Runner’, which features Lil Uzi Vert, and the even more noteworthy ‘Telephone Calls’, featuring Playboi Carti, Tyler, The Creator and Yung Gleesh (by the way, Tyler spazzes when his turn comes up).
Check them both out below; Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends drops on Halloween.
A$AP Mob is busy. In addition to A$AP Rocky’s big release and the forthcoming Cozy Tapes project, A$AP Ferg had a big drop of his own — the official remix to ‘New Level’, which sees him and Future joined by Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert. On this version, Ferg gets into the current social injustice happening in America, which Rocky and Vert stick to the usual script (money, drugs and women).
Pick up the remix via iTunes.
A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes must be nearing touchdown. Yesterday, A$AP Rocky & Co. premiered a new short film titled Money Man at East London’s Brewhouse, which also came courtesy from AWGE’s Dexter Navy. The 12 minute clip holds two tracks — ‘Money Man’ and ‘Put That On My Set’ — both of which is presumed to appear on the forthcoming project. ALSO: The short film also stars actor Said Taghmaoui (our eyes also spot members of Section Boyz and Boy Better Know).
Check it all out above; hopefully, Cozy Tapes will arrive sooner than later.
Alicia Keys isn’t holding back with her new music. Above lies her latest single ‘Blended Family (What You Do For Love)’, which features A$AP Rocky….the track is a dedication to Swizz Beatz’ son Kasseem Dean Jr., from Beatz’ previous marriage (hence the title’s meaning). It’s a big move, considering that — according to the world and Beatz’ ex Mashonda — Keys was a homewrecker who began the affair while her now-husband and Mashonda were still married (they’ve all since reconciled, if not awkwardly so).
The track is the latest from Keys’ forthcoming album HERE, released 4th November (preorder via iTunes).
Nas, A$AP Rocky and Jennifer Hudson will be joining Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, John David Washington, Jennifer Ehle and Jeffery Wright as the cast of the new film Monster. The film centres on a 17-year-old (played by Harrison) who is changed for a murder he claims he didn’t commit.
Well-known music video director Anthony Mandler is making his directorial debut for the big screen, while John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co., Tonik Productions and Born Studios will be handling production duties. As far as musically, Legend and Nas will be executive producing that as well.
Read more on the film over at Hollywood Reporter.
Here’s a somewhat surprising collaboration: rising star Mura Masa presents a brand new track titled ‘Love$ick’, a rework of ‘Lovesick’ from last year’s Someday Somewhere….this version now features the additional vocal stylings of A$AP Rocky. Here’s what Mura Masa had to say about the single (source):
‘Lovesick’ has always been a favourite of mine, and Rocky is somebody who I’ve loved from the minute I heard his first mixtape, so the pairing of those two things is super exciting for me. London is like a second home to him too, so it’s a privilege for me to be able to bring him closer to the UK music scene. I love what he did with the track, it brings totally new life and light to the song without losing its original theme of lovelorn frustration.
Shouts out to rising London emcee AJ Tracey, who was tapped to appear on a remix of Clams Casino’s ‘Be Somebody’, which also features A$AP Rocky and Lil B. The original version appears on Clams’ July release 32 Levels.
For his latest drop, French Montana links with past collaborator A$AP Rocky for ‘Said N Done’, the latest to be taken from French’s forthcoming album MC4, the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Excuse My French. In addition, the New York rhymer also let loose the full tracklisting for the album, which fans can check out below.
Pre-order MC4 (released 19th August) via iTunes.