ASAP Rocky has stayed busy since dropping 2015's At.Long.Last.ASAP, guesting on hit singles, releasing an ASAP Mob holiday cookie kit, clowning Playboi Carti, and declaring himself the "greatest contemporary artist of all time." But fans have been clamoring for more solo music, and it seems like Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye is ready to feed the masses.
The New York MC teased a track on his Instagram story, posting a short selection of a murky, brooding track with screwed-and-chopped vocals and distorted trap drums. Sonically, it feels like a throwback to his Live.Love.ASAP days and work with producers like Clams Casino and SpaceGhostPurrp. The first clip includes the word "TESTING?" which has led many to speculate that may be the title of the track or even project.
Rumors swirled in late December that Testing was actually the name of a new Rocky record. A fake cover and tracklist circulated online, along with a speculative release date of December that came and went without a release.
ASAP Rocky’s new album “Testing” with tracklist, EXPECTED to be released on the 29th of December. pic.twitter.com/e8bHkS3vCb— Asap Rocky (@AsapRaps) December 28, 2017
Fans on Twitter were excited about the track, though some did have a laugh at the presumed title and lengthy time between Rocky projects.
ASAP Rocky naming the album "Testing" because he's testing our patience taking this long to drop— g ひ s (@grvmirez) January 5, 2018
asap rocky did us dirty in 2017 by not releasin testing yet fr— maddie daddy (@mmmckeirnan) January 1, 2018
Asap Rocky needs to drop testing ASAP (no pun intended)— Blake (@mmablake15) January 5, 2018