A$AP Rocky will join legendary Parliament Funkadelic lead man George Clinton and FKA Twigs for May’s Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York City. The month-long festival takes place around New York City and features performances, conversations, parties, record fairs and any other music event you can possibly think of. Rocky will host a sit down conversation on May 7 at a yet to be determined location. Clinton will host a similar event on May 12 at the Brooklyn Museum and FKA Twigs will perform May 17 and 18 at Brooklyn Hangar. The full lineup can be seen at Red Bull Music Academy’s website.
The hip-hop world patiently waits for news about Rocky’s upcoming project. According to West Coast producer/MC Joey Fatts, Rocky has 30 finished tracks to sort through. So far, Rocky has let loose of “Pretty Flacko Pt. 2” and “Multiply” but said in an interview that his album is coming in 2015. “We got Ferg coming out with a mixtape project soon,” said Rocky. “Right after him, my sophomore. Right after that, the Mob tape and hopefully another Ferg’s album. We’re really tryin’ to smash y’all muthafuckas in 2015, man. We’re really tryin’ to influence culture and give people a reason to listen to listen to music and enjoy lifestyle. It really don’t take much to be happy in life and we’re trying to show people that shit…I ain’t been happy like this in a while. I ain’t been having this much fun in a while. With this type of energy being invested into my music, the possibilities are endless. It’s like old times…I feel reckless again. Be ready.”