A$AP Rocky is featured on the May cover of Complex, where he shared new details on his forthcoming album Testing, which as of now still has no release date. He told Complex he began work on the album as soon as he released 2015's A.L.L.A., and that the project is largely experimental.
“I’ve discovered sounds that I’ve never heard before, so I’m trying to manifest all of that into my new stuff,” Rocky told the magazine. “Do you ever hear people when they describe that LSD experience and they tell you about colors that they never seen before? That’s what I’m trying to describe. It’s like the manifestation of drugs...without being so vocal about it.”
He confirmed that he produced most of the album himself, but also worked with Hector Delgado, Kanye West, Dean Blunt, and Tyler, the Creator, who, alone with Frank Ocean, Rocky considers a top collaborator.
“Working with those two guys has been quite the experience. I’m glad that, on a creative level, everybody gets it. And not only that, those guys are elite," he said of Tyler and Ocean. “Those guys are geniuses....Tyler’s new shit is crazy. Sonically, he challenged himself in a different way and it’s not even like Flower Boy. His next album is just a new wave.”
He also worked with Skepta on the album, at one point bringing in a neuroscience professor who focuses on "psychedelic-assisted therapy" to their recording session. Read the full cover story here.
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