Back in November, ASAP Mob announced plans to follow up their Lords Never Worry mixtape with a full-length album entitled, Lords (later renamed to L.O.R.D.). Since then, the Harlem collective has released a handful of album tracks, all of which have been solo affairs: ASAP Nast’s “Trillmatic” featuring Method Man; ASAP Ant’s “See Me”; and ASAP Twelvy’s “Xscape”. Now, the Mob has unveiled the album’s first group track with “Hella Hoes, featuring Nast, Twelvy, and group heavyweights ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg.
ASAP Mob may not always collaborate as one larger unit, but they demonstrate a real sense of cohesion and tactical precision on the Nyrell-produced track. All four emcees take turns attempting to playfully outdo one another over the sleek, percussion-heavy beat, reminiscent of the interplay you’d find on early Wu-Tang Clan records. Sure, there’s no dead weight to be found, but the lyrical blue ribbon goes to ASAP Twelvy, who somehow manages a reference to football and Johnny Depp.
Listen in below:
L.O.R.D. is due out sometime this year.