A$AP ROCKY – Phoenix
aaamusic | On 05, Dec 2013
A$AP Rocky releases his latest track ‘Phoenix’, taken off his debut album released earlier this year Long.Live.A$AP which is already available online or in stores.
‘Phoenix’ sees A$AP Rocky take a different approach in comparison to the other radio and club friendly singles from Long.Live.A$AP. ‘Phoenix’ is reflective and has a really personal feel to it. A$AP Rocky raps with emotion about life dealing with pressure and scrutiny (mentioning past musical legends Michael Jackson & Kurt Cobain who also struggled), not judging others as well as touching upon his own suicidal thoughts.
The production from Danger Mouse is dark and haunting and suits the theme of the track brilliantly.
‘Phoenix’ is almost reminiscent of ‘Suicidal Thoughts’ by The Notorious B.I.G. in terms of its subject matter and its style, it shows a different dimension to A$AP Rocky and is a highlight off Long.Live.A$AP.