May 20, 2012


Bamboozle 2012: ASAP Rocky's Dream Collabos: Hendrix, Lennon, MGMT, Tupac

When we spoke to Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky at past festivals, he slammed XXL's Freshman Class and discussed his recent collaboration with producer Hit Boy on "Goldie." At Bamboozle, the rapper gave us an update on his upcoming debut album LongLiveA$AP, name-checked My Chemical Romance's "Helena" as one of his favorite tracks and gives his dream posse record, including Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, MGMT and Tupac.

We also had the rapper explain his NSFW video for "Goldie": "I just want to let art be art so I try my best to just have fun with whatever I do because if it starts becoming boring then there's no purpose in doing it," said Rocky. "If that means to show a little bit of titties here and there, f**k it, that's my vision that I envisioned."

Check out the full video above, including who Rocky is most excited to see on the upcoming Rock the Bells shows, and his opinion on a crop of his peers, including Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Azealia Banks, below.