Album
Long.Live.A$AP
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Artist
A$AP Rocky

Long.Live.A$AP by A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on 22 reviews
2013 Rank: #334 / 900
USER SCORE
77
Based on
121 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

The album is a triumph of craft and curation, preserving Rocky's immaculate taste while smartly upgrading his sound.

83
A.V. Club

His first proper LP is an aesthetic marvel, fully realized and unmistakably distinct. That’s all it tries to be, other than some mercifully brief (but mercilessly clunky) stabs at humor and gravitas. 

80
The 405

On Long.Live.A$AP he's not just a Harlem boy, he's geared for the arenas and shabby-cum-arty London nightclubs; riding the cultural and artistic wave of Americanisation to the absolute maximum.

80
FACT Magazine

At its core, Long.Live.A$AP succeeds because it lets Rocky be Rocky: a rapper with a unique voice and an ear for captivating beats whose lyrical shortcomings can be glossed over with healthy servings of charisma and panache.

80
Hip Hop DX

One spin of LongLiveA$AP, and it’s clear why A$AP Rocky didn’t break a sweat when the album leaked. Debuts this good just don’t come along very often, and it all comes down to the precocious Harlem rookie’s vision.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

It builds on the promise of his mixtape, extends itself into new territory, and in the process reveals some of the shortcomings of Rocky’s craft.

74
Beats Per Minute

Unsure whether he wanted to create a sunny, party album, gangstafest, or a record of cool pop vibes, Rocky seems to have tried to make them all, and with minor successes in all departments, he sacrifices something stronger. 

70
NME

Rocky’s debut is full of superb moments and offers a rich tasting menu of unique sounds. 

70
Consequence of Sound

Rocky expands his horizons even further, indulging in relative experimentation while also adhering to the gifts that have catapulted him to stardom in just over a year.

70
No Ripcord

It transpires that Long.Live.A$AP manages to build upon the promise shown on Live.Love.A$AP in many ways, yet frustratingly the lyrical problems persist, and then some.

60
PopMatters

This album isn’t the one to bank on what A$AP Rocky’s initial hype was really all about, opting for a sleeker, slightly more vain take on the character.

55
Paste

Rocky’s mixtape demonstrated that he can work his wheelhouse, but the further Long. Live. A$AP takes him from that cloud, the more RCA’s $3 million dollar investment begins to look like a reckless impulse buy.

50
Drowned in Sound

LongLiveA$AP is a hollow, characterless listen from a young artist who I can still tell you next to nothing about.

50
Spin

His vocabulary is limited, his concepts thin, his persona over-reliant on empty rags-to-riches-to-bitches clichés.

40
Tiny Mix Tapes

It’s hard to conceive of an artist as being a part of some progressive/futurist movement when they’re busy repeating many of the same ideas their precursors did first (often with more verve) and without the refinement, intelligence, or personality of their generational peers.

User Reviews
79
Many superb track and the hip-hop song of 2013, "1Train". All in all a follow up not as good as its predecessor, but a strong transition to fringe-mainstream.

Scotty
73
A more commercial album from Rocky, but he actually does it well and he is much more tolerable than most of the radio rap. Stand out tracks include Goldie, PMW, and Phoenix. 1Train is with out a doubt the best song on the album though. Nice posse track.

Ntando
75
Art work but some weak tracks too

Yammy550
83
Believe it or not, I was a bigger fan of this before I started listening to his mixtape back in 2011 (which is amazing as well if you haven't heard it). Now that I got a good opinion on both of those works, I'd have to say the mixtape is definitely better, but I'm still a huge fan of this one. ASAP never disappoints with the beats, damn they're good, but his lyrics aren't as good as you'd hear something from the likes of Kendrick or Danny Brown. That doesn't ... read more

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DETAILS

RELEASED: January 15, 2013
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: RCA
GENRE: Hip Hop
WEBSITE: www.asapmob.com
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# 30 - The Quietus
Track List
  1. Long Live a$AP
  2. Goldie
  3. PMW (All I Really Need) [ft. Schoolboy Q]
  4. Lvl
  5. Hell [ft. Santigold]
  6. Pain [ft. OverDoz]
  7. Fuckin' Problems [ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar]
  8. Wild for the Night
  9. 1Train [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.]
  10. Fashion Killa
  11. Phoenix
  12. Suddenly
  13. Pretty Flacco (Remix) [ft. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame & Pharrell]
  14. Ghetto Symphony [ft. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg]
  15. Ticket
  16. Like I’m Apart [ft. Florence Welch]
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Added on: August 10, 2012