Artist: A$AP Rocky
Release Date: 2011
Compiled by a fan in Paris, Deep Purple wasn't exactly a proper A$AP Rocky release. Yet, with it's apparent popularity and trippy, ethereal beats, it was certainly a testament to the rap newbie's reach--both internationally and sonically. On the track "New York Bittersweet Symphony," the Harlem rapper rhymes over an instrumental of Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" and on "Purple Swag" he experiments with Clint Mansell's "Stay With Me." The latter would go on to be included on the Harlem rapper's first official project, the much more widely recognized classic Live.Love.A$AP (another difficult project to search on Spotify if your spelling is anything less than on point).