Rapper and entrepreneur A$AP Rocky stopped by The Daily Show on Thursday night (Aug. 2) to chat about the release of his highly anticipated upcoming album Testing, his opinion on mumble rap, and the mission behind his new digital creative collective, Awge.
The Grammy-nominated artist opened up to host Trevor Noah about his third studio album, which he said has been three years in the making. "To me it seems like this year, especially 2018, hip-hop all the pros and vets, everybody's been dropping albums and they've all been good, you know? And I think it's a great time. That's basically what I was trying to articulate," he said.
Rocky, born and raised in New York, then explained to the South African-raised host what makes New Yorkers unique in the rap game versus the vibe on the West Coast or in Chicago. "It's hard to even identify somebody's region of rap by the way that they rap," he said. "I don't think that really anyone stands out, even though there's a few artists who have this distinguished New York sound... But yeah, for the most part everybody's music sounds dynamic and you know similar to the other person's in some way, not to diss anybody."
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