Asap Rocky Pays Tribute To Virgil Abloh And Gives An Update On His Album
Asap Rocky is a fantasist. Growing up in Harlem, even the greatest authors couldn’t write his life tale. As the 33-year-old welcomed a child with Rihanna earlier this month. On Monday (May 30), the Mob boss sat down for his first fatherhood interview with Dazed, in which he shared some of his hopes for his child.
Rocky hopes their baby boy never loses his imagination, despite the generational wealth advantages they will enjoy. He revealed that he still enjoys shows such as Teletubbies and the Nickelodeon classic Blue’s Clues.
“I will always remind my children to never lose their imagination, even as adults, no matter what,” he said. “I actually love to watch cartoons I’ve watched like, Teletubbies, Blue’s Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba, Peppa Pig and Baby Shark.”
“I hope to raise open-minded children. Not people who discriminate. And I’m not trying to describe a saint, but realistically, I just want a cool child with cool parents.”
Asap Rocky Pays Tribute To Virgil Abloh
Rocky continued the subject of innovation and design by paying tribute to late Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh and saluting him for all of the inspiration he provided to Black creatives. Long.Live, Virgil’s 2013 album, had artwork made by Virgil. A$AP.
“Virgil was an oracle for a lot of us Black kids and young creatives,” he added. “Even if you take ethnicity or nationality out of it, he influenced so much culture, whether hip hop, fashion or Louis Vuitton. You can’t really distinguish streetwear from high fashion at this point.”
In terms of his next album, the “Fashion Killa” rapper clarified that it will not be titled All Smiles.
“One thing I can tell you is that the name isn’t gonna be All Smiles – you know, I never publicly said that my album was called All Smiles,” Rocky debunked. “That one is more of a concept project, it’s music and more. I’m wrapping up the new album now; I’ve been shooting so many visuals for it.”
“I don’t want to be cliche or sound like a salesman, but I’ve pushed myself to the limit on everything. Going from that industrial, subversive sound from Testing and then graduating with a more polished sound… I just like where it is.”
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