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ASAP Rocky
Purple Swag (Dirty)


genre: Hip-Hop
length: 2:47
bpm: 115
key: 12m

February 2, 2014

This song kicks off with a mission statement; to create some kind of atmosphere. With almost hypnotically slow vocal delivery backed with manipulated vocal effects, it takes it’s time building up a real sense of sharp, vicious lyricality, driving home the sense of hopeless abandon and hedonistic freedom. The backing track is built around an almost mournful synth-string repeat, slowly building up over a carefully lilting percussion line. When the bridge arrives, it’s almost a relief when it’s something a little sweeter-not exactly sunshine and lollipops, but a graceful build on the recurring accompaniment with that little bit more synth and echo. It fits comfortably in with the rest of the song, which, despite a very abrupt ending, works well as a mixture of heady feeling, cut-up-and-rough rapping, and tightly constructed background noise.

ASAP Rocky
Purple Swag (Dirty)


genre: Hip-Hop
length: 2:47
bpm: 115
key: 12m

February 2, 2014

This song kicks off with a mission statement; to create some kind of atmosphere. With almost hypnotically slow vocal delivery backed with manipulated vocal effects, it takes it’s time building up a real sense of sharp, vicious lyricality, driving home the sense of hopeless abandon and hedonistic freedom. The backing track is built around an almost mournful synth-string repeat, slowly building up over a carefully lilting percussion line. When the bridge arrives, it’s almost a relief when it’s something a little sweeter-not exactly sunshine and lollipops, but a graceful build on the recurring accompaniment with that little bit more synth and echo. It fits comfortably in with the rest of the song, which, despite a very abrupt ending, works well as a mixture of heady feeling, cut-up-and-rough rapping, and tightly constructed background noise.