The KickDrums explain why A$AP Rocky/Lana Del Rey collaboration was pulled | Music News


Monday was doubtless one of the internet’s craziest days (musically, speaking – those memes are always keeping the place stirring). Not only did Saint Nick arrive early with Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre‘s “The Recipe“, but he slipped a preview of A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey‘s “Ridin’” collaboration under the tree, too. And like many Christmases (namely the exact moment you open the present from your Grandma), things ended in disappointment.

“The last I talked to him he was like, ‘You guys can use it for your mixtape and I’ll use it too for my album. You cool with that?’ Explains Alex Fitts of The KickDrums, referring to the band’s Tuesday release Follow The Leaders, which arrived without the previously promised presence of Rocky or Rey.

“When all the press came in, that’s when the label stepped in… We didn’t hear anything from the label until literally not more than an hour ago,” he added.

Given the Internet’s uncontainable frenzy in response to the preview of “Ridin'” that Monday evening, someone at A$AP’s label, Polo Grounds Music, clearly had their thinking cap on and pulled the plug on its free distribution, tagging it exclusively for the release of Rocky’s forthcoming LP (which, as uncovered in an interview with FUSE, will be titled Long Live A$AP).

Turns out word might not be bond, after all.