The wheels in A$AP Mob land are moving exponentially faster in the dying days of 2012. With the leak of A$AP Rocky’s long-awaited debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, last week, the prettiest gold-grilled Harlemnite counters with the video to the album’s title track just weeks before the official release.
Rocky’s world flashes bleak, as black and white frames of the artsy and abstract Mob leader crash across the screen in a darkened castle. If A$AP’s upset that his LP inundated Google searches early, he’s taking it in stride. He controls Harlem World now, perched atop his throne, patiently waiting for dawn on January 15.