Let us know k? SPIN, ok so so rag but they put it in the part of "Worst New Music" ....critics hummmm ... cr****
This is all relatively uncharted territory for rap music, a genre built on larger-than-life personalities and finely crafted origin stories rather than faceless brand management and visual refinement. It's not a coincidence that Rocky has been particularly well received in electronic music circles, where semi-anonymous purveyors of highly stylized aesthetics flourish. And maybe that specific crossover is pertinent when considering how to listen to A$AP Rocky. When consumed passively, as ambient music, his conceptual flaws recede into the fuzz of his production, a raw mush of sound that provides an appropriate and occasionally great backdrop for refreshing your Tumblr dashboard, at least until it delivers a more engaging artist to look at.