Originally expected to impact in late 2017, A$AP Rocky‘s Testing album has suffered a few setbacks and delays, but the album is now “all done” and the MOB member is finally ready to get things rolling.
“Everything has to be aligned correctly,” Rocky recently told Peter Rosenberg on Open Late. “One little thing, one little mishap, one little imperfection could throw off a whole cycle. I would prefer to put out music to change people’s mood or uplift or get a feeling or a reaction, opposed to just making music to stay relevant for the sake of popularity.”
On top of the artwork reveal, Rocky also spoke with Complex about putting together the album without A$AP Yams, working with Kanye, wanting to design furniture, the MOB’s future, and more.
“It wasn’t the same without Yams,” Rocky said “But it’s with any legacy that loses a pioneer; you gotta keep going. Yams is a spirit. He’s an energy. He was always about discovering new talent and trying to put new people on. I think that’s what validated him in hip-hop. We miss him. RIP to A$AP Yams. I had to do what Puff had to do when Biggie died, or anybody who loses somebody.”
Taking to the ‘Gram again, Rocky cryptically revealed the release date: May 25th.