Last night, Lord Pretty Flacko also known as A$AP Rocky sat down with Red Bull Music Academy at Madiba’s in Harlem for a lecture. Rocky talked about his long awaited forthcoming album At.Long.Last.A$AP., Baltimore & Ferguson, the passing of Yams and his appreciation for Geto Boyz, Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall before calling Kendrick Lamar’s album “jazzy.” He also delivered an honest and smart mini-lecture about contemporary New York hip-hop:
Is it Bobby Shmurda and them? Is it French Montana and them? Is it A$AP and us? Is it Joey Bada$$ and them? Is it Action Bronson? What’s the sound? There’s not one sound and I think that’s the dope thing about it now. If we are going to be honest, man, some of the best music, some of the dopest music is coming out Atlanta right? But all them n****s sound the same.
Fans also got the chance to chime in on the action by getting to ask Rocky questions via Twitter, using #RBMANYC and #ASKROCKY to have them asked during the lecture.
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Red Bull Music Academy hosted a live streamed lecture last night with A$AP Rocky, in harlem discussing his manifold influences in music and fashion – and life at the top of hip hop’s food chain.