DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: GETTING LOST WITH A$AP NAST

DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: GETTING LOST WITH A$AP NAST

by Marcus Mitropoulos
5min
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Hardcore fans of rap are always trying to find their person. Kid Cudi’s lyrics became the framework for the lost kids who enjoyed escaping reality. Dave, in his long-form instances, portrays a lifestyle that we can all connect with. Whether that’s a break-up, treating someone incorrectly, or being wronged ourselves.

A$AP Nast represents the person whose lost, but is okay with being lost as long as they’re with others. Nast’s music exemplifies this as his tracks predominantly contain more than two features, along with a beat that would be best enjoyed in a group setting. 

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The same can be said about his sense of fashion. At times, we see him in ballooned Yohji pants or pleated trousers from Issey Miyake that dance over beat-up Sambas. However, his uniform is mundane yet clean, comprising of a pair of Air Max, an innately clean set of tube socks, grey sweatpants, and a jumper. 

His effect on the fashion community is arguably more impactful than his musical endeavours. He’s collaborated with Sergio Tacchini, Levi’s, and Reebok, as well as acting as the lead for Burberry X Supreme and Stussy X Dries Van Noten. Each of the pieces from these collaborations is inherently Nast, with each piece positioning itself flawlessly into his wardrobe. 

Continue below to dissect A$AP Nast’s discography. 

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Ghost Ride

Paired with two legends of the music and fashion game, Nast goes crazy on a classic A$AP Mob-styled beat with Skepta and his cousin, A$AP Rocky. The beat itself brings feelings of late-night hangouts with your mates, the type of night that lives with immortality among those present. With Rocky letting his lyrics fly, and Skepta slowing down the pace with his own style, Nast breaks in with his own innuendos and melodies.

Ladies Hit Squad

Something about Nast’s choice of lyrics and the dichotomy it produces along with Skepta makes for an intriguing listen. Skepta’s deep, monotone voice seems to always be on beat, adding more bass than initially perceived. Then there’s Nast, whose sing-songy style of rap turns the otherwise deep beat into something with a bit more pop flair. 

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Blowing Minds

An A$AP Mob classic, this track comes off of Cozy Tapes Volume two, a collaborative project with every musical member of the Mob. This track in particular includes five members of the group, along with Chicago Drill pioneer Chief Keef and mumble rap slash fashion icon, Playboi Carti. Blowing Minds is another feel-good tracks that include Nast.

Dogtalk

Dogtalk is a track where we hear much more from Nast solely, as he collaborates with D33J. With a similar vibe to Ghost Ride, this Nast track plays more to the feel-good side of listeners, giving us less of a hardcore rap feel. The beat itself is very mellow, one that is more representative of Nast’s personality. 

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Designer Boi

In another collab with D33J, Designer Boi features another bubblegum rap beat paired with Nast’s sing-songy style of rap. There are a ton of references to Nast’s taste in fashion, including multiple bars which the pair ring off designer labels and specific products. 

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