It’s no secret that teamwork makes the dream work, but could a collaborative album from Juicy J and A$AP Rocky really be on the way? I know what you’re thinking: “Shutthef*ckup!!!”
In all likelihood however, the reality of this prospect no longer seems too far-fetched, as Juicy flooded Instagram Friday night alluding to the impending project while sharing photos of the Harlem MC and himself together in the studio – at least their second time in three weeks, as a matter of fact. “Who wanna see an A$AP Rocky and Juicy J album?” he inquired, sending fans of the two rappers into an absolute frenzy.
Rocky just dropped his second album At.Long.Last.A$AP this past May, which Juicy co-executive produced in addition to providing commentary and adlibs on the buzz single “Multiply,” and the latter is coming off the September release of his 100% Juice mixtape while in the midst of prepping his upcoming solo album The Hustle Continues. But that doesn’t seem to be slowing the pair down, as they were reportedly still up working in the lab as late as 7:00 AM Saturday morning. As they stressed to us on their very first track together from Juicy’s widely-acclaimed Blue Dream & Lean mixtape after all, “real hustlers don’t sleep,” opting instead for an occasional power nap.
As for producers, Hit-Boy – whom it should be mentioned not only produced A$AP Ferg‘s latest record “Tatted Angel” in dedication to A$AP Yams, as well as Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP lead single “Goldie,” but also helped create Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s standout single “N****s in Paris” from Watch the Throne – made an appearance at the session and is said to have “played some heat.”
So what do you think? Could this have the same type of impact as Drake and Future‘s recent What a Time to Be Alive or 2011’s Watch the Throne? One thing’s for certain, Juicy isn’t shying away from any expectations. “Everything we dropping gone be fire, trust me,” assured the Memphis legend.
Stay tuned to The Source as details continue to emerge.
UPDATE: The hustle continues, indeed. Not long after our curiosity was initially piqued, Juicy announced a separate, solo mixtape set to arrive on Monday at noon eastern. Coming in at 14 tracks deep, the Academy Award winner’s O’s to Oscars features appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Project Pat, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, and DC Young Fly, with no signs of Rocky – a strong indicator as to the earlier presumption’s validity.