Song of the Day: A$AP Mob’s ‘Telephone Calls’ featuring Tyler, The Creator, Playboi Carti & Yung Gleesh

Name: A$AP Mob
Representing: Harlem, New York
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
For fans of: A$AP Rocky, OFWGKTA
Song from: A$AP Mob: Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends
Produced by: Plu20 Nash
Song of the Day: November 11, 2016
Label(s): A$AP Worldwide / Polo Grounds / RCA

Telephone Calls showcases Tyler’s alternative rap flow.

A$AP Mob's "Telephone Calls" cover art

Recently, A$AP Mob released a new project. It is full of bangers. However, there is one joint on ‘Cozy Tapes’ project that stands out. ‘Telephone Calls’ could easily be inserted to your “turn up playlist” or used to start a mosh pit. ‘Telephone Calls’ is full of raw energy and pure swag. In my opinion, this hyped gem of a track features Pretty Flaco, trading bars with Tyler, the Creator, Playboi Carti, and Yung Gleesh. Once again, A$AP Rocky showed off his ability to effortlessly flow on the track. Tyler came in with the raw aggression. Furthermore, Gleesh and Carti added in a bit of rowdiness with a side of ratchetness. For this reason, it also added the cherry to top it all off. It made it a great track.

Read more about A$AP Mob

ASAP Mob (stylized as A$AP Mob) is an American Hip-Hop collective formed in 2006. In Harlem, by members A$AP Yams, A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz. The Mob is a collective of rappers, record producers, music video directors and fashion designers, who share similar interests in music, fashion, style and art. The collective mainly consists of New York-based rappers, most of whom carry the “A$AP” moniker, such as A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant. The collective’s resident record producer, A$AP Ty Beats, also carries the moniker and has produced several songs for his A$AP Mob cohorts, most notably Rocky’s solo debut single ‘Peso’.

On August 28, 2012, the collective released their first full-length project together, a mixtape titled ‘Lords Never Worry’, which received mostly mixed reviews by critics. In August 2013, it was announced A$AP Mob’s upcoming debut album, would be released in October, however it would later be delayed. They subsequently released their debut single, ‘Trillmatic’, in December 2013. The song, performed by ASAP Nast, is an ode to ’90s hip hop and features a guest verse from Method Man. Their debut album, titled ‘LORD’, was set to be released in 2014, however the album was shelved.

Finally, on January 18, 2015, A$AP Mob founder, Steven “ASAP Yams” Rodriguez, was found dead at the age of 26. In addition, the cause of death was ruled an overdose due to mixed drug intoxication.



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