A$AP Rocky‘s debut album has suffered numerous delays already. The last we heard on the album, it was “hopefully” releasing Oct. 31, but with that date just around the corner and little official promotion in effect, we all knew another delay was coming. In a recent interview with Wild 94.9’s Nessa, the Harlem rapper confirmed our suspicions by announcing his first LP will likely release at the top of next year instead. The usual suspects—sample clearances and mastering issues—are to blame, folks.
“I got things on [my album] that are so out of this world and it’s taking so long to get mastered—that’s the issue. I refuse to take anything off—it’s complete. Everything is being mastered and cleared right now, it’s so hard to get things cleared,” he explained. “That’s why it keeps getting pushed back, from Halloween, from September, it’s always getting pushed because we waiting on that, but it’s looking really good right now. I’m gonna say it’s looking like the top of [next] year, first quarter.”
So far, LongLiveA$AP has spawned two hit singles with the Hit-Boy-produced “Goldie” and “Fuckin’ Problems” featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, and looks to have many more in the stash with Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Lana Del Rey all said to contribute.
You can watch the full interview below.