6:45am PT by Lars Brandle, Billboard
A$AP Rocky's New Album Gets Early Release
A$AP Rocky’s trippy year has just peaked with the surprise release overnight of his new album, At.Long.Last.ASAP.
The Harlem rapper’s sophomore set was originally slated to drop on June 2, but he alerted his fans of the quick release with a pair of tweets overnight.
The 18-track A.L.L.A. (via ASAP Worldwide and RCA Records) features collaborations with Kanye West, Schoolboy Q, Miguel, M.I.A., Mos Def, Juicy J, Lil Wayne and veteran British crooner Rod Stewart.
Rocky arguably timed the debut of A.L.L.A. to perfection. He's hogging social media with his comments to the New York Post about how he “f—ed nine chicks” after dropping acid with ILoveMakonnen at SXSW. He keeps his party tales going on the new album with the track “L$D,” the video for which appeared online in recent days. "I've been doing this stuff since I got into the industry," he told Billboard about his drug use. "People are scared to talk about it."
A.L.L.A. is the latest in a long list of hip-hop albums to arrive unexpectedly in the first half of 2015. New recordings by Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt all dropped early or without the tactical hype and buildup typically associated with a frontline campaign.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.