ASAP recently released his third album TESTING. In September 2017 he announced the project, but it was delayed 6 months.
The Harlem native opened on Open Late host Peter Rosenberg about what held the album back.
“One little thing, one little mishap, one little imperfection could throw off a whole cycle,” he said. “I would prefer to put out music to change people’s mood or uplift or get a feeling or a reaction, opposed to just making music to stay relevant for the sake of popularity.”
ASAP went also broke down his motivations for picking tracks.
“I’ve discovered sounds that I’ve never heard before, so I’m trying to manifest all of that into my new stuff,” Rocky said“Do you ever hear people when they describe that LSD experience and they tell you about colors that they never seen before? That’s what I’m trying to describe. It’s like the manifestation of drugs … without being so vocal about it.”
TESTING features Frank Ocean, Skepta, Kid Cudi, French Montana, Lauryn Hill, and T.I. Checkout the full tracklist.