Thu 28 Jun 2012
Following their love affair playing The Kennedys in the video for “National Anthem,” a record featuring A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey titled “Ridin” leaked onto the internet. The collaboration, set to appear on Rocky’s LongLiveA$AP debut album, was an unfinished reference song that wasn’t scheduled to be released until later this summer. Frustrated, Pretty Flacko hit Twitter to voice his thoughts on the reference song hitting online.
“THAT RIDIN SONG WITH ME N LANA IZ NOT OFFICAL, ITS NOT MY REAL LYRICS , THAT WAZ A REFERENCE , THE KICK DRUMS CAN SUCK MY DICK!!!! MY BARZ ARE WACK AF ON THAT SONG BRUH, THAT WAZ A FREESTYLE REFERENCE AND THEY KNOW DAT, FUCK THE KICK DRUMS!!! I CARE ABOUT MY CRAFT TOO MUCH TO GIVE THE PPL GARBAGE LIKE THAT, SMH.”
Meanwhile, The Kickdrums who produced the song also took to Twitter and reacted. Read their thoughts below….
“We didn’t leak that “Ridin’” track. I was as surprised to see it on the web as everyone else. Whole thing is weird to me. Song just pops up outta nowhere & theres an official lookin cover and shit. call my manager like “what is this?”..”
Originally, “Ridin” was to release on The Kickdrums’ Follow The Leaders mixtape in April. Though all parties agreed that was fine, labels stepped in and stopped the song from releasing to be saved for A$AP Rocky’s debut.