A$AP Rocky Gets Animated in 'JD' Video, Drops 'Hear Me' With Pharrell - Rolling Stone
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A$AP Rocky Gets Animated in ‘JD’ Video, Drops ‘Hear Me’ With Pharrell

New York rapper also unveils updated A$AP Mob collab “Yamborghini High” featuring Juicy J

A$AP Rocky has released a short but striking new video for At. Long. Last. A$AP cut “JD,” as well as a new song, “Hear Me,” with Pharrell.

The “JD” clip finds Rocky stalking a parking lot that fills with motorcycle headlights as the footage jumps between live action and animation. The illustrated portions comprise the majority of the video, capturing Rocky’s movements in stark, vibrant lines while flames, skeletons, a city skyline and a javelin thrower spring from the darkness behind him. Fittingly, Rocky’s ode to James Dean ends with an image of the Rebel Without a Cause, followed by a quick portrait of the late A$AP Yams.

“Hear Me” is a less brooding, more luxurious affair. A$AP Rocky weaves extravagant braggadocio — “Saint-Tropez when I’m waving to the folks,” he spits, “Got the young trap lord with me looking like the Pope” — over another indelible Pharrell beat cut through with rumbling congos and stirring strings.

“Hear Me” and the “JD” video were also accompanied by the full version of “Yamborghini High,” an A$AP Mob tribute to Yams. The track originally premiered on Drake’s Beats 1 show, OVO Sound Radio, and boasts A$AP Rocky, Ferg, Nast and Ant, as well as Juicy J. Rocky also shared his full freestyle over Drake’s “Wu-Tang Forever.”

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