A$AP Rocky has already done some genre-hopping when he appeared in Lana Del Rey’s video for “National Anthem.” While at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, the New York emcee gave his take on why fans of genres other than Hip Hop take to his music.
“I got supporters from all demographics,” said Rocky in an interview with Billboard. “There are people that don’t fuck with Rap but fuck with A$AP, just because I give them a feeling that they can’t explain. I’m used to this happening – even when it’s not at one of these festivals, my crowd is real diverse. If you’ve ever been to one of my shows, you’d be like, ‘What the fuck did I just step into?'”
Rocky’s major label debut, LongLiveA$AP, is due in September, and he says that a record with his A$AP Mob crew will make its way to fans soon. Though no date was specified, Rocky said it would be available “in two weeks.”
A$AP Rocky also addressed his approach to music and the music industry. “Putting out that motherfucking tastemaker music that we do, we change the sound of mainstream,” he explained. “The mainstream isn’t gonna be that bullshit that you hear on the radio all day. The mainstream’s gonna be that A$AP — we’re gonna change the whole world with this shit. I have a dream! I’m the trill Martin Luther King, straight up.”