A$AP Rocky, "Purple Kisses"

A$AP Rocky, “Purple Kisses”

Rap is so crazy drugged-out right now. This new A$AP Rocky video — with its molasses-slow sample of Linda Rondstadt’s “It’s So Easy to Fall In Love” and kaleidescopic camera tricks — makes you think the young Harlem rapper is jealous of Andre 3000’s getting to play Jimi Hendrix in the Jimi Hendrix biopic. And Gunplay, an underrated member of Rick Ross’s Maybach Music group, has a new mixtape coming out called, hilariously, 106 & Snort. There’s a good song on 106 & Snort called “Take This,” which, you will not be surprised to learn, is about cocaine.