A$AP Rocky Gets Animated in Visually-Stunning ‘JD’ Video
A$AP Rocky has been on a roll as of late with releasing new music, and now, a visually-stunning video for his new song, “JD.”
The two-minute clip, which is directed by Rocky, AWGE and Dexter Navy, mixes live action and animation to bring the Harlem rhymer’s colorful lyrics to life. The song itself pays homage to the late pop icon James Dean, the Rebel Without A Cause star whom Rocky is often compared to because of his rebellious nature.
The visual features Pretty Flacko walking the streets of Harlem as he and his surroundings become illustrated. Don’t blink or else you’ll miss the animated figure of the late A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams.
Speaking of Yams, A$AP Rocky also released a CD-quality version of "Yamborghini High" (featuring Juicy J), which is dedicated to A$AP Mob's fallen comrade.
Another song, “Hear Me,” features Rocky and backing vocals from Pharrell Williams. Over the same sample 9th Wonder used on “Much Better Soul," the Harlem rapper spits celebratory verses.
"Chilling on a boat / In the south of France, island hopping off the coast / Saint-Tropez when I'm waving to the folks / Got the young trap lord with me looking like the Pope, hear me?" he raps. He then adds, "Don't you compare me cause there ain't nobody near me / They don't see me but they feel me / They don't feel me but they fear me, they hear me."
Overall, it looks like the whole A$AP Mob crew, including A$AP Ferg, is going to be storming the rap game in 2016. Can you hear that?
Watch A$AP Rocky's animated video above and listen to his banging tracks below.