A$AP Rocky’s “LONG.LIVE.A$AP” (2013): I’m not even going to lie, this album bumped through my terrible car speakers throughout my time in high school. This album has aged beautifully since its release six years ago. Rocky truly stamped his name into the rap game with this album. Every song is familiar as it lends to a very coherent album, while still having a very distinct sound to allow listeners to pick their favorite songs quite easily. One of the biggest upsides to this album is Rocky’s impeccable flow. It is very crisp, smart, and fun to listen to. LONG.LIVE had outstanding features from prominent artists who lead the charts today. This album didn’t just prove to the world that Rakim wasn’t just some pretty boy from Harlem, it also proved that he can put out a timeless album that rivals the A’ list rappers of 2013 and today.
Top 4 Songs: 1train (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.), Goldie, Fuckin Problems (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar), Angels