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Watch A$AP Rocky Serenade The Nation On Late Night TV

The rapper performed two tracks from A.L.L.A.

June 12, 2015

A$AP Rocky is New York City’s most recognizable young rapper at the moment, so it’s only right that he got a chance to play songs on The Tonight Show, New York’s bastion of late night entertainment. Rocky's new album, A.L.L.A., stretches out for 18 songs, meaning he had a lot of tracks to choose from. The rapper decided to play “L$D”—Jimmy Fallon clarified that he wasn’t performing on LSD, at least as far as we know—and “Jukebox Joints.”

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A.L.L.A. often evokes late '60s garage rock and psychedelic pop, so working with the Roots for a live performance was an easy fit. The MC crooned his sensual ballad, “L$D,” sitting on a bed surrounded by ghostly fake flames, while the Roots’ guitarist, Kirk Douglas, strummed gentle riffs. Then Rocky clambered to his feet for the soul-sampling “Jukebox Joints” (which featured Kanye West on record). The track's hook is searching: “Who will lean if I fall?” But ultimately Rocky isn’t too worried: “never mind, I'm fly you know.”

Watch A$AP Rocky Serenade The Nation On Late Night TV