June 28, 2012


Listen to Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky's "Ridin'"

Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images // Aubree Lennon for Fuse
Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images // Aubree Lennon for Fuse

Back in April, hip-hop production duo the Kickdrums were all set to include "Ridin'," the collaborative track between Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky, on their Follow the Leaders mixtape. But an hour before dropping the album, the song was pulled, with the duo citing "label reasons" before admitting that the rapper wanted to include the track on his upcoming debut album LongLiveA$AP. While A$AP still hasn't let us know if "Ridin'" will actually appear on his album, the track itself was just released.

Earlier this year, Kickdrums producer Alex Fitts told MTV Hive about the song's genesis: "Basically, A$AP came through to record for the mixtape, so we had the song done and everybody loved it. The last I talked to him he was like, “You guys can use it for your mixtape and I’ll use it too for my album. You cool with that?” We thought it was perfect.

"But A$AP really wanted to use it for his album and as much as we love the song and are super excited to put it out and are disappointed that it’s not out, we’ve got to respect that. If he wants to put it on the album, that’s that."

The track comes one day after the duo premiered "National Anthem," their mini-movie in which A$AP plays JFK to Lana's Jackie Onassis and Marilyn Monroe. Regardless of where "Ridin'" finds its home, it's out now and ready for your kneejerk reaction below. And if you're not sure why Rocky calls Del Rey his "bitch," he helpfully explains it in two words: "Swagger" and "lips."