Last week a snippet of a collaboration between two of the hottest new artists around briefly hit the net, before swiftly and unceremoniously being taken down. The collaboration, between Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey, was entitled “Ridin'” and is set to be on Rocky’s forthcoming debut studio album. He explained (in an interview with Juice) that the collaboration, which was originally called “My Bitch and is “on some Bonnie and Clyde shit”, happened because of his love of Lana and her music.
“I first had had a crush on her from seeing her on the Internet — I fell in love with her voice the first time I heard it. I probably heard it in July, August for the first time, I think it was ‘Blue Jeans.’ And from then on, I’m like… I love her! Mind you, we never even spoke to each other, and then in Complex [magazine], when she said I was her favorite rapper, I was like, ‘Oh fuck no, man. I gotta work with her! My dream girl acknowledges me!'”
A$AP goes on to mention that he’s been working with Pharrell and Santigold on the album, as well as “Ni**as in Paris” and “Theraflu” producer Hit Boy, who also popped up in studio pictures of Kanye and a whole host of stars over the weeknd.
I think we can safely say that the follow up to LiveLoveA$AP is going to be dope.