Has anyone been more hyped in the last decade of rap? (Aside from Kanye West, that is). A$AP Rocky has been riding pretty high ever since he signed his multi-million dollar deal with Sony based strictly on his 2011 mixtape LIVELOVEA$AP, an album that has yet to see a physical release despite being hailed as one of the best rap records of this new century. With LONGLIVEA$AP, Rocky proves that his debut was no fluke. His ear for producers is just as strong as ever, filling the record with beats that range from dirty south to codeine-infused trip-hop to the bass-heavy block shakers that suit his ascendance out of Harlem. He was also smart enough to not overcrowd the record with guest MCs, though the ones that do appear, like Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf and Danny Brown, are some of the sharpest in the game right now. A$AP himself is just as sharp, dropping tongue twisters next to memorable hooks with apparent ease. LONGLIVEA$AP is the record that will cement him as one of the great rap hopes of this current generation.