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ASAP Rocky to release 'druggy, ambient' instrumental album

ASAP Rocky to release 'druggy, ambient' instrumental album
ASAP Rocky performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX in East Rutherford, N.J., last year. (Charles Sykes / Invision)

ASAP Rocky's skills on the microphone -- and as a fashion plate -- are what earned him a spot at Power 106's all-star PowerHouse concert, set to bring a bill that also includes Future, Big Sean and Chris Brown to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday night.

But now the New York rapper is cultivating a different talent: as a producer.

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According to MTV, ASAP Rocky will release an instrumental album this summer titled "Beauty and the Beast: Slowed Down Sessions, Chapter 1."

"It's really druggy, ambient [stuff]," he said. "It's slowed down and it's real vibey, with no lyrics." The MC went on to describe the album -- which he said he plans to release for free online -- as a mixture of "classical beautiful music" and "boom-bap Wu-Tang" beats.

"I think people are gonna be intrigued by it because it's actually good," he continued. "I wouldn't do nothing that I didn't feel confident or comfortable about."

ASAP Rocky co-produced several cuts on his 2013 major-label debut, "Long Live ASAP," including the appealingly woozy "Suddenly" (explicit lyrics).

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