A$AP Rocky has been giving fans solid previews of his upcoming album At.Long.Last.A$AP. The first wave of new material came in the form of “Multiply,” followed by “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2” that contained a snippet of another banger called “M’s.” Rocky would perform snippets of the song during his live performances—sometimes even giving fans longer versions to build anticipation.
Earlier today, the Harlem rapper officially debuted the full version of “M’s” during the London leg of Red Bull Music Academy’s UK tour. Even though fans don't have much info about A.L.L.A., we do know the song is produced by both Mike Dean and Atlanta-by-way of Michigan producer Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E. We got on the phone with C.N.O.T.E. before “M’s” popped off to talk about how he landed such a huge song for Rocky’s sophomore set.
As told to Eric Diep (@E_Diep)
"That collaboration happened through my homeboy Dash. I used to do a lot of records with L.E.P. [Bogus Boys], and I met Dash through that situation. So Dash was excited. 'Yo A$AP, he rock with you and Peewee Longway.' Me and Peewee Longway had this song called “Servin’ Lean.” And A$AP jumped on it. One day they called, 'Yo, send me the beat with no verse so A$AP Rocky can jump on it.' I’m like, “Damn, A$AP Rocky jumping on ‘Servin’ Lean?’ They like, 'Yeah.' Once he jumped on that motherfucker, we like, 'Damn that’s hard!' And then Yams called me, my homeboy Yams. Rest in peace. He had called me and was like, 'Yeah, C Note. Send us some beats boy. Send us those slammers.' And I sent them.
"I went up to New York for some other shit, and I ended up meeting up with Yams and them. And then they played me that joint. It was real rough too. I was like, 'Yo, [A$AP Rocky] sound crazy on one! I like that shit. This shit is hard.' We were going back and forth [in the studio], so that ended up being the single. I didn’t know what it was going to be. I didn’t know if they was gonna keep it or not. I was just listening to it that day. It was just ill, and it ended up being the single, which was amazing. Because then I got to work with Mike Dean, so it was me and Mike Dean up there. Mike Dean playing guitar and shit. That’s producing. That’s the shit that I like. You get everybody in the room and let them work. Shit can happen.
"I’m excited and grateful for Rocky to be fucking with a nigga. We cool. I’m always sending him beats. I don’t know when it is gonna come out to tell you the truth. Maybe in a week? They got they campaign. They run it."