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MightyDiamonds Reviews LONG.LIVE.A$AP by A$AP ROCKY (DELUXE)
WARNING: To the fuck niggas who are going to post negativity in the review get out and remember this is based off my personal opinion. Now that that’s off my chest first the review can start now. Enjoy!!
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- Long Live A$AP—4.25/5
- PMW (All I Really Need)—3.50/5
- Hell [ft. Santigold]—3.25/5
- Pain [ft. OverDoz]—2.50/5
- Fuckin Problems [ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar]—3.0/5
- Wild for the Night [ft. Skrillex]—3.75/5
- 1Train [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.]—4.75/5
- Fashion Killa—4.0/5
14. Ghetto Symphony Feat. Gunplay and A$AP Ferg—3.50/5
Long Live A$AP
-This intro track is golden. The first sound we hear come out of Rocky’s mouth is his classic deepened UHHHHHH. Rocky starts the album with a more up beat tempo and basically explains his upbringing. The melodic chorus reminds me very much of of PE$O. Rocky also shows off his internal rhymes and the way he rides the beat is just great.
This be that murder business, little Timmy got that semi
I ain’t kidding hide yo kittens, hit yo children with that Smith and
A bunch of ignant little niglets, hard headed, never listen
Purple sippin', finger twistin', teeth glisten like it’s Memphis
A bunch of hypocritic Christians, the land of no religion
-The first track revealed to be on the debut album. Backed by an amazing HitBoy beat Rocky brags about his gold teeth, alcohol, jewelry, fashion, and being the shit. This track contains an extremely catchy hook and shows off Rocky’s cocky side. Nonetheless this is a great track but the only gripe about this song is this line:
Yes, I’m the shit, tell me do it stink?
It’s very J. Cole'ish and plain corny. It ruined the second verse for me.
PMW (All I Really Need)
-The A$AP-Q duo is at it again. Q and Rocky seem to have some kind of chemistry when it comes to tracks, it’s really the essence of music and the beauty of how two different artist can come together and kill it. Unlike Brand New Guy this song doesn’t contain the crazy back in forth session of lines between Q and Rocky. But both artist drop dope lines:
A$AP nigga, sip Cris all night
So them R Kelly hoes gettin' pissed on twice
Damn, how a young nigga get so nice?
Young nigga cold like he sittin' on ice
Uh, yeah, whoopsie daisy
Put a good kid in your Section.80
-The Clams Casino backed track. This track A$AP seems to be a big fuck you to all the haters and that mothafuckin' bitch called life. A$AP is not the strongest element on this track but my favorite part of this song happens to be the production.
-The first feature track on the album. Santigold does what she usually does: she sings a very good and dreamlike chorus. Rocky does his thing explaining the struggle of climbing up the latter of success and gets all philosophical:
My mama always told me keep your mind on your money
Boy you better pay attention
Niggas call me prophecy, swagging and philosophies
White on white wagon call that motherfucker Socrates
-To be honest this is my least favorite track on the album. One of the featured artists sounds a lot like Childish Gambino and had some corny ass lines:
Bitch I’m hard and my lube come free
DUH FUCK NIGGA???
-Hmmmmm what can I say about this song????:
Girl, I know you want this di—
Girl, I’m Kendrick Lamar
Drakes cool and all that but I fuckin' hate this line it sounds gay (lololol):
Wild for The Night
-I was very skeptical of this song before listening to it. It started with a low jiggy beat with Rocky spitting slick lines in his deep voice. Then out of no where this crazy beat comes out, that shit was crazy no lie! This is a great party/club song and I love what Skrillex did with the beat and the chorus is catchy ass fuck.
-It’s the moment of truth guys, gonna switch up the format and go artist to artist:
–A$AP Rocky: He really held his ground on this posse cut and I love how he lays down the theme off the song. Dope lines as well:
cheffin' like I’m Boyar-
Dee, probably selling D in your local courtyard
–Kendrick Lamar: Wasn’t really feeling his verse but he had some good lines here and there.
–Joey Bada$$:I love how aggressive Joey came on this track and I feel like he wanted to prove something. And it work out: good job Joey!!:
They seen my pigment and thought that was the ign'ance
Unfortunately I am not that type of niglet
Just got back to the block from a 6 o'clock with Jigga
And I’m thinkin' ‘bout signin’ to the Roc
–Yelawolf:This guy fuckin' killed it. He was spittin' so freaking fast I had to catch up to him. Yela also came with an aggressive attitude, showed he was a lyricist (not like he hasn’t already) and raised my hopes of hearing many of his future releases. His delivery was on point and the last line that mentioned Tupac was amazing;
Ain’t never been no rapper this cold since 2Pac was froze
And thawed out for spot date at a Coachella show
–Danny Brown:You always seem to amaze me man…
Antsy cause I’m high like Michael Jackson penny loafers
Moonwalkin' on the sun, barefoot, with shades on
Bitch pussy smell like a penguin
–Action Bronson:He does what he always does, nothing to amazing but he also held his ground. His verse wasn’t weak at all.
–BIG KRIT:This guy also impressed me a lot he had really great lines:
Muddy water flow, Dixie rebel past
Fuck your Louis flag, popping benji tags on your wifey’s ass
That’s out of line, but in living color?
I’m more like Miya Bailey on you rap motherfuckers, a true artist
Walk the plank or break a bank, I’ve been in the business of sinkin' ships
Chokin' niggas out with the anchors that they anchor with
If your wondering who I think had the best verse his name is Justin Scott (If you don’t already know who this is, look it up lmao).
-One of my favorite tracks on the album. Love the metaphor Rocky uses with the female and the gun. The beat is flawless and gives the impression of a female oriented track, which it is. Rocky goes on his Kanye dropping brands after brands.
-Another strong track on the album. Rocky battles with depression and battles finding himself. He also mentions how his faith is tested with his newly found fame. This is the second song that Rocky curses the Illuminati and ends the rumors. Smooth production and Rocky takes the show with one of the serious sections of the album.
The songs a play on the saying: “Rise from the ashes like a Phoenix.”
-The last song of the album. The beat is quiet most of the time w/ some strange sounds here and there. Mid-song drums come in and A$AP begins riding the beat like a pro. This track explores how Rocky’s life changed in an instant and how much thanks he gives towards God. This is a very great track to end the album and the A$AP member’s cameo at the end was funny I must admit.
I swear this famous shit just happened overnight
For sure these hoes was so uptight, but now they so polite
All I see is fake love, smiles, and overbites
But I’m pimpin’ nigga, Dolemite
Jodye: The beat contained some dope ass rock-type guitars, this track is appropriate as a bonus.
Ghetto Symphony All artists did their thing but FERG had my face like WTF, it was strange but cool at the same damn time. The beat fit the title of the song perfectly. Looking forward to more of FERG’s future releases.
Angels: My favorite out of all the bonus songs. Rocky goes back to his drug dealer days and takes some shots at SpaceGhostPurrp. Love the hook btw.
Niggas got rips in they jeans man I started that
Hood by air man I started that
Niggas claim they the God of black
Well your name is purple I’m the God of that
Gave you my back nigga' pardon that
Fuck that shit I brought mobbin' back
I brought robbin' back, I brought the Garden back
Motherfuck black land I brought Harlem back
FINAL THOUGHTS: This album is what all of us wanted from A$AP I feel. He laid down a solid debut album, I also feel that he stayed true to his wide variety of sounds. The subject matter was very broad but do we listen to Rocky for that? No! Rocky’s ear for great production continues to be one of the factors that draws me towards him (no homo). His rapping was up to par with the selected beats and the features selected fit the songs very well. To conclude I am very satisfied with what A$AP Rocky pulled off with the project and the album gets a :
P.S.: This is my first review, recommend me any improvements and feedback is welcomed. Thank you!!
I’d honestly rate the album a little lower (3.5/5 or so), but still, great review. However, it kind of seemed like you contradicted yourself a bit on Goldie when you gave it a 3.25/5, but then went on to call it a “great track”. Seems like a low rating to me for a “great track”.
good review. i probably would give it a 7.75-8. Only song i wasnt feeling was the skrillex song.
inb4 this turns into another drake hate thread.
Every song 4/5 for me minimum. Pure enjoyment for me. Didn’t really like Fashion Killa but I’ve to those shows and can see what he was going for and he nailed it. Only thing I need is a verse removed from 1Train that I won’t disclose for fear of IQ rape
Thanks for all the feedback and love guys. I’ll take every of the suggestions into consideration.
I’m surprised he worked with that Dubstep dude Skrillex. Gotta check that one tbr
Good review! I was suprised you didnt rate ghetto symphony higher though it was one of my favorite tracks
You gave a bad rate to songs that you called “great” bro.
I think the Live Love A$AP mixtape was better than the album but “Jodye”, “1 Train”, “Suddenly” and “Phoenix” are my favorite tracks.
Can someone give me a link to the album?
good review, although i felt you were a little harsh at times. I like the way you broke down 1train and provided us with your favourite lines.
Review rating: 4.2/5
Since the album was released today bump this thread for those who waited!!!!Enjoy.
Good review. Agree with almost everything you said. Up until he released this album, I never bothered to listen to A$AP. He was just one of those rappers I lumped in a category of weak lyricists, killing Rap Music. But thanks to my Itunes gift card, and a lack of any new albums on Itunes, I decided to give this one a try, and I’m pleased to say I was wrong. He might not be Kendrick-Level lyricist, but he picks the finest beats, and it was one of the best first listens I’ve had for a hip hop album. Great production. Wide variety of lyrical content. Kudos to the nigga for Job well done. Hope sales can match the quality of the album. It’s the least he deserves.