Towards the end of 2017 rumors began to surface that A$AP Rocky was planning to release his third studio album, Testing, as a “surprise” drop. He even alluded to it on A$AP Twelvyy‘s debut album 12, on the track “Diamonds:”
Before my sh*t was even out you couldn’t wait to get it/
But now the sh*t I’m puttin’ out gon’ make you think to get it/
Take a minute, God’s present ’cause I’m way too gifted/
So next album f**k around and make you wait ’til Christmas/
Well, X-Mas came and went with no sign of anything, but Rocky has finally and formally announced the impending arrival of Testing with its first single, “5IVE $TAR$.” With a guest feature from DRAM, the track can be heard below.