A$AP Rocky gives a psychedelic tour through New York City in his video for the Kanye West-co-produced “Jukebox Joints.” The rapper ventures from a retro diner to a hair salon to a house party, delivering slick lines about sex and drugs. “She the type to seek love and make it everlasting / I’m the type to wake up and say, ‘You never happened,'” he raps over a withered soul sample. “I’m trippin’ off the acid / now your ass is lookin’ massive.” West’s guest verse is cut, but A$AP – who co-directed the clip with Shomi Patwary and AWGE – makes up for the loss with trippy visuals.
The rapper explored similarly spacey themes in his video for “LSD,” which found A$AP wandering through Tokyo amid joint smoke and liquified vending machines. Both tracks highlight A$AP’s second LP, At.Long.Last.A$AP, which came out in May. The album – influenced by the rapper’s psychedelic drug use – features an array of high-profile collaborators, including Miguel (the Rod Stewart-sampling, Mark Ronson co-produced “Everyday”), Danger Mouse and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def).
“I think the world challenges me to stay sane,” A$AP told Rolling Stone earlier this summer. “I haven’t gotten in any trouble in so long, and I’m just saying to myself, like, I’ve always been a good kid but trouble always found me. So the clock is ticking. We all gonna die — some shit is just inevitable. Gonna remain a cool cat, trying to stay away from trouble. That motherfucker might come find me. I just feel like my biggest challenge is doing things the new way. The smart way. Be responsible.”