A$AP Rocky’s always been adventurous and willing to take risks with his career, whether it be with his music, in regards to fashion, etc. On his new album, he went out on a limb and reeled in legendary musician Rod Stewart for the song “Everyday,” just as an example. But Rocky sent his fans into a tizzy by introducing the idea of a full mixtape between him and A$AP Rod in a new interview with Vulture.
The most surprising cameo is Rod Stewart on the song “Everyday” with Mark Ronson and Miguel. How did that come together?
It was a Mark Ronson production, but I think going into it everybody had the same vision. Even Rod Stewart was happy with it. I was glad to know he liked it.
You didn’t record with him in the studio, but have you connected since then?
Not really, no. You want to know if me and him have a mixtape coming out, don’t you?
Me and Rod Stewart have a mixtape coming out. It’s called Born to Be Pretty and it’s definitely a panty-dropper. Droppin’ this summer. You already know.
Any chance that, in addition to the Rod Stewart mixtape, you’ll release one with your Dope co-star Zoe Kravitz?
Yeah. It’s going to be hosted by Lenny Kravitz. I’ve got some rock-star sh*t in the works, man!
Without actually being there for the actual interview, the Harlem rapper almost reads like he’s pulling the interviewer’s leg in jest, and, if it wasn’t clear, the idea of Lenny Kravitz hosting the tape should’ve made it apparent.
But it wasn’t, and outlets started running headlines and stories about the possibility of the “panty-dropper” mixtape. That lead to Twitter springing into action.
The news spread so quickly, Rocky had to come along and clear things up late Wednesday night.
Still, it wouldn’t be far-fetched if a tape were to actually happen with the three parties named. The lines have been blurred not just between genres, but between generations, too. If Kanye can coax multiple songs from Paul McCartney, why can’t Rocky and Rod lay down a whole tape together with Lenny Kravitz talking prime-time trash between each track?
Alas, here’s to what could’ve been.