Over the past few months, ASAP Rocky’s buzz has grown immensely off the strength of a brief, albeit solid, mixtape and a few videos. From Dipset bringing the young MC onstage during a recent New York City gig to Drake calling on Rocky for an upcoming tour, the Harlem rapper’s stock is off the goddamn charts.
And while we have all been waiting to hear his follow-up project — the LiveLoveASAP mixtape that was supposed to drop last week — Rocky has a pretty good excuse for holding off on its release. Rap-Up reports that the 23-year-old rapper has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/RCA Records.
He released the following statement on his signing:
“I feel great about the new deal; I believe it was destined and with a label like Polo Grounds & RCA behind me I don’t see anything stopping us,” stated A$AP Rocky. “I wanted go with the right partner that can help get a bigger platform to get me and my A$AP crew’s music and movement out.
“I expect to be in the same league as today’s most relevant artists, and there are just some things you can’t do on your own. The plan is to not only release great music, culture, and style for myself and A$AP worldwide, but to also be the next major artist/exec in the business and make great business men out of my brothers.”