Album Review: A$AP Rocky- A.L.L.A. (At.Long.Last.A$AP) (7/10)

AtLongLastASAPCoverWith talented producers and special guests, A$AP Rocky (Rakim Mayers) releases his sophomore album—actually a tribute to the God MC of hip-hop, Rakim. Rocky’s mom named him after Rakim, and he’s out to stake his claim to greatness with “Holy Ghost,” “Back Home” and “Wavybone.” The rest, however, seems scattered, perhaps due to the recent passing of long-time friend A$AP Yams. A.L.L.A. has highs and lows, lacking direction; nonetheless, Rocky is proving himself to be an artist’s artist, possibly the new Andy Warhol of rap. – Adam Seyum