The new album was executive produced by Danger Mouse and recorded in both London and Los Angeles.
In an interview with GQ, Rocky explained the album’s title: “I’m claiming ownership of my legacy. Look at it: At.Long.Last.ASAP. A-L-L-A. Like slang for ‘Allah.’ It’s the return of the god MC. I’m named after Rakim, and I’m finally facing what it means: I was born to do this shit. And I hope I get to do it for a very long time.”
In a separate interview with Billboard, the Harlem MC discussed the diversity of the album: “People really don’t know the other side of me. The deeper side, the more musical side, the more intellectual side. When I first came on the scene it was more of this trendy, bourgeois, pizazz attitude. That’s still me but at the end of the day I think that kind of overshadowed the whole purpose of me doing what I do. I’m an incredibly diverse artist, I’m a universal artist. At least that’s how I see it.” As such, the album will feature “psychedelic ’60s London and introspection,” Rocky singing, and acoustic guitar, according to GQ.
A release date has not yet been announced, but Rock confirmed the album is finished and will arrive “soon.”
Below, listen to Rocky’s latest single “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2”.