Rocky is really a rockstar. We’ve known for years his ambitions have always been far beyond being a rapper, but “L$D” is everything materialized on an entirely new level. I’m not even sure how to categorize this song; it’s certainly not rap.
The hallucinogen-influenced record is brought to life by a beautiful set of visuals directed by Dexter Navy with some co-direction from Rocky, and the whole thing is literally and figuratively a trip. It’s entrancing and paints the A$AP frontman as an artist and human totally evolved, one who’s been through and seen it all over the course of the past four years, and simply wants to experience more.
I’m really blown away by this. I’ve watched it four or five times and am becoming increasingly hooked on it. It truly has a drug-like influence, and if this is what can be expected from the rest of the album (set to arrive June 2), we could potentially be looking at one of the most experimental (and maybe even best) hip-hop albums in a long time.
Watch “L$D” above, and stay tuned for more.