A$AP Rocky Hits Lows On Long.Live.A$AP’s ‘Phoenix’

(A$AP recites a verse from “Phoenix” then breaks it down)

A$AP Rocky shared one dimension of his debut Long.Live.A$AP with the early singles “Goldie” and “F—in’ Problems,” — party jams dripping in his signature style — but a deeper dive into the album turns up darker tracks, like the suicide-tinged “Phoenix.” The song, which the Harlem rapper considers to be “really personal,” is even more heartfelt in light of recent losses in the hip-hop community. Read the full story at MTV News, and watch A$AP recite a verse from “Phoenix” above, before explaining its significance.