ASAP perfects his progressive mash of Southern bounce, vintage rap and psychedelica -- making his lyrics seem more regressive than ever.

Two years after Beyoncé's self-titled coup, the term "surprise album" has become a misnomer. Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt all dropped records with little to no warning this year, so it wasn't a shock when ASAP Rocky's At.Long.Last.ASAP, the solo follow-up to the rapper's 2013 Billboard 200-­topping debut, arrived a week before its ­scheduled June 2 release date.

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