ASAP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator Team for Gritty 'Telephone' - Rolling Stone
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A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator Team for Gritty ‘Telephone’

A$AP Mob also unveil A$AP Ant, Lil Uzi Vert collaboration “Runner”

A$AP Mob released two new tracks from their upcoming Cozy Tapes Vol.1: Friends compilation: “Telephone,” which finds A$AP Rocky teaming with Tyler, the Creator, Playboi Carti and Yung Gleesh, and “Runner” boasting A$AP Ant and Lil Uzi Vert.

“Telephone” finds Rocky and Tyler reigning over spaced-out synths and rigid trap percussion with ridiculous brags like “True New York will knock the Apple out your Jacks/ Pop your Snapple cap, pop facts” and “Goddamn, I’m hot, man, I’m not scared to freeze/ January, Hawaiian shirts/ Boy this weather ain’t got a thing on me.” New A$AP Mob member Playboi Carti also slides in with a quick verse while Yung Gleesh assists Rocky on the outro.

“Runner” maintains a similar production vibe but finds Lil Uzi Vert and A$AP Ant carrying on over an ominous loop of ringing bells. Still, Uzi Vert deftly twists a sweet melody into the end of his hard-hitting first verse, while A$AP Ant peels off debauched punchlines in which “Dracula” is rhymed with “abracadabra.”

A$AP Mob will release Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 October 31st via A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records. The collection will feature the previously released “Yamborghini High,” “Crazy Brazy,” “Money Man” and “Put That on My Set,” while the cover art is a tribute to the late A$AP Yams, who died in 2015.


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