Published Aug 26, 2019Now that he's back in the United States, A$AP Rocky is wasting no time in teasing new material, and the rapper has shared a trailer for something called "Babushka Boi."
The clip opens by posing the question, "Why does this black boy wear a babushka?" before taking a surrealist turn. From there, Rocky does a brief dance to a clip of new music. You can watch it unfold below.
UPDATE (08/27, 3:06 p.m. EDT): A$AP Rocky has shared a second teaser for "Babushka Boi," stylized as a horror film poster. Credits point to the involvement of filmmaker Nadia Lee Cohen, in addition to A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast and ScHoolboy Q. Find it below.
The song snippet in the trailer sounds similar to performance footage of a new song dubbed "Babushka" that was captured by fans on Rocky's North American tour earlier this year.
The rapper had teased the song after he began sporting the scarves during public appearances.
As he explained to GQ in January, wearing the scarves "was inspired by a situation I had where my face got cut, and I started walking around with a babushka to cover it. It was about last September. It started with a yellow one when I was on Trevor Noah's show. I actually did a Vogue shoot the day after I got my face slashed."
As for how he sustained the injury, Rocky continued: "I was riding a Razor scooter, I did a pop up wheelie and just ate shit and I just had a fucking big gash on my face. Had to get plastic surgery and here we are."
A$AP Rocky delivered his Testing album last year.