A$AP Nast Releases “Trillmatic” Single/Video Featuring Method Man for A$AP Mob Album

Posted: December 5, 2013 by ericbernsen in Music, Songs/Videos
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The A$AP Mob have long been planning a follow-up to their last group album Lords Never Worry. The project was supposed to drop in 2013, but now we have news that the album will be released in March of 2014. I thought Lords Never Worry was hit-and-miss, but my expectations for this next album have sky-rocketed after hearing this single aptly named “Trillmatic”.

A$AP Nast of the Mob has center stage on the track and the song also features a guest verse from none other than legendary Wu Tang Clan member Method Man. The production on the track comes from A$AP Ty Beats (the mastermind of A$AP Rocky’s early hits “Peso” and “Purple Swag”) and boy does he outdo himself on this one. The beat has a classic New York boom-bap sound with hard hitting drums, horns, and well-placed vocal samples. While some producers try too hard to re-create the classic NY sound, this sounds natural and organic as Nast uses the beat to showcase his throwback flows. Nast impresses lyric-wise as we have not heard much from him compared to other A$AP Mob members such as Rocky and Ferg, but the killer Method Man verse is what makes the track as he sounds right at home over the beat and fit in perfectly in the music video.

However, not everyone in New York responded well to the song as members of the Pro Era crew took to Twitter saying that Nast and A$AP Mob were “biting their sound” on the track. I could write a whole feature on this subject (and just might…), but simply put this claim is ridiculous. Pro Era and Joey Badass are HEAVILY influenced by the classic East coast sound, but they do not own it and have no right to be bitter just because A$AP is getting more shine than them. Both groups are dope in their own ways and it is a shame to see any kind of animosity between them over jealously.

Bottom-line, this is the kind of music that should be getting spins on New York radio stations. People in New York have been endlessly discussing the fact that their artists aren’t getting proper exposure due to the Southern trap-influenced music that is dominating the airwaves. Radio DJ’s have said NY artists need to step their games up in order get airplay, and I think this is a perfect example of A$AP rising to the challenge. I tweeted at E-Bro (program director at Hot 97 in NY) and he shared my opinion on the matter. Take a listen and watch the video of “Trillmatic” below. Let us know what you think!

 

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