A$AP Rocky has had an uncharacteristically low-key year. Musically, that is...the lawsuit being brought against him for destroying his former Harlem apartment is decidedly not low-key. But Pretty Boy Flacko is back with a vengeance on "Love$ick," a track from British producer Mura Masa that has reminded us just how much we have missed him this year.
Rocky has developed a reputation for being quite the ladies man over the years (maybe it was from that one time he had an orgy while on LSD), and he maintains his reputation here. His second verse on the track makes thinly veiled commentary on a relationship between he and a female artist in the music industry. Let the speculation begin.
Fans of Mura Masa's work may find something familiar about "Love$ick." The track is actually a reworking of the producer's album cut "Lovesick," the dollar sign does indeed make all the difference. When dropping the track, Masa spoke on how strange the project proved to be, particularly when recording with Rocky in the legendary Abbey Road studios:
"It was a hell of a good time hanging out in such a legendary space with him, very surreal. The track originally was about sex and how I was feeling after a particularly empty encounter with a friend told through a kind of twisted-pop, calypso, hip hop dance track. Rocky kind of ran with that and took it to this lovelorn, exotic place. He totally injected his energy into it."
Listen to the original version of Mura Masa's "Lovesick" from last year's album Someday Somewhere below via Spotify:
In other music news, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne have come together for a banging new track fittingly titled "Oh Lord." Listen to it right here.