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According To These Photos A$AP Rocky Is Hard At Work On A New Album

Rocky's producer confirms studio sessions via photos on Instagram. 

It appears A$AP Rocky is back in the studio working on a new album, and he's recruited quite a veteran listening party to help. Rebel Rock producer, Jim Johnson shared a collection of photos from Rocky's studio session Wednesday (Sept. 21).

In the images Johnson shared via his Instagram account, A$AP is pictured laying down some bars for a new track. "LA recording sessions with the ever talented @asaprocky," Johnson wrote under one photo. While that might have been enough to get fans hype for what's in store, the next two images captured the Dior model with Lenny Kravitz,  as they gazed attentively ahead of the lens.

Rocky also has a friendship with Kravitz's daughter, Zoe, whom the rapper costarred alongside in the film, Dope. But this time, it looks like the two weren't discussing their mutual connections. "Amazing week of writing and recording in LA, Till next time," the caption on one of the images of the Rocky and Kravitz read. It's a little unclear if the "American Woman" singer contributed to the writing or will be featured on the album, but fans can probably look forward to seeing his name in the credits.

The title and release date for A$AP Rocky's third studio LP has not been revealed. The album will follow Rocky's At. Long. Last. ASAP, which dropped in May 2015. Check out the views from the studio below.

LA recording sessions with the ever talented @asaprocky @finatik @isaacdeboni @michaelburman thank you @reverendwolff for the photo

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@asaprocky album #3 Thankful for the great @lennykravitz stopping by... Stay Tuned, photo cred

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#PurpleEnergy @asaprocky Sessions LA

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Amazing week of writing and recording in LA, Till next time......

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Despite the past drama however, Future says he's moved on and is focusing his attention on bigger things.  "[The song is] out now… It is what it is. I ain’t even trippin’ off him. I’m trying to get to where I’m going, and ain’t nobody going to stop me or whatever going on, the talking, the captions, or whatever the memes – it can’t stop me because it’s a vision that I have and it’s goals that I have, that I set out for myself that I got to get that no matter what."

Future is currently promoting his latest album, The Wzrd, which was released on Jan. 18. Check out the clip from his recent interview below.

 

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112 Hints At A Christian Music Collaboration With Kanye West

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Slim made the revelation during an interview with TMZ on Monday (Jan. 21). Unfortunately, Slim wouldn't drop too many details about the project, but hinted that the collaboration could or could not happen.

"Kanye being a musical genius, he’ll do an album and then scrap it," he said. "Whatever happens, it’s something that God wanted to happen."

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