A$AP Rocky ends the album with another surprise collaboration, this time linking with rock chanteuse Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. It's yet another genre mash-up on an album full of them, and it's perhaps its best chance for a crossover hit. But it also shows off Rocky's biggest strengths: He's created his own lane, one where boundaries geographical (New York, Houston, Midwest), musical (trap, boom-bap, electronica) and even choronlogical (golden-age meets the future) matter little. It's not an earth-shaking album, but it's a damn good one, and a confident, charismatic mission statement from a rapper who isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
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