Creativity is a strange thing. It comes in all shapes and sizes and people work with it in different ways, some people feel more comfortable on their own, others as part of a group. A$AP Mob have taken this one step further and created a hip-hop collective, which not only features talented rappers such as A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, but fashion designers, video directors and producers. This gives them what any respectful artist craves, the freedom to do whatever the hell they want.
With this in mind, new single Trillmatic shows A$AP Mob revisiting the 90s with an all out throwback track transporting you to a time when hip-hop was taking a firm grasp on the world, reminding the listener what a golden age it was for the genre.
A$AP Nast takes the helm, conjuring dark but skilful lyrics, all too keen to tell the listener “I’m Crazy, the 90s Raised Me”. With familiar backing sounds expertly crafted and playing on the vibe of a generation, the Mob are clearly having fun, knowing exactly who they are and where they are going. Method Man makes a welcome appearance in the second verse, bringing a little bit of style to the song and shows why he’s still round today, finding rhymes where others wouldn’t. The backing vocal hook is constant throughout and fits in well with perfectly tailored drums.
With Trillmatic being the first single from the upcoming L.O.R.D EP, A$AP fans should be looking forward to the future of the collective, and if this is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat.