A$AP Rocky’s new track “L$D” is pretty far outside his previously established oeuvre—he’s sung on tracks before, but this is something of a weeded torch ballad, a deeply contemplative and poetic track from the guy who once wrote an entire song around namedropping popular and obscure fashion labels. (“Fashion Killa,” and I fucking love it.)
Cut from his forthcoming album At.Long.Last.A$AP, a copy editor’s nightmare, “L$D” makes more sense within the context of this video, shot in the Yakuza-heavy Shinjuku, Kabukicho area of Tokyo. With Ambush Clothing street-style star Yoon as his love interest, the two explore the city as scenes melt into each other trippily—L$D stands for Love, Sex, Dreams (or $ex, I guess) three things with the capacity to fuck you up like hallucinogens. At this point, though, it’s all one big haze, no doubt: Rocky’s on the cusp of even bigger fame, with a starring role in the new Sundance fave Dope and his second album on the way, the world turning by him in a whir.
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