Quick Hit with Peter Beardsley

“Purity” by A$AP Rocky, featuring Frank Ocean


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Album cover for A$AP Rocky’s “Testing,” released on May 25, 2018. The slow and smooth song “Purity” appears on the album along with 14 other tracks.

Peter Beardsley, Staff Writer

As the weather begins to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom, relax with the slow and smooth sounding “Purity” by A$AP Rocky, featuring Frank Ocean.

“Purity” features many different instruments and most notably the guitar, which adds to the soothing sound of the song. Another notable sound from “Purity” is the sample of Lauryn Hill’s “I gotta find peace of mind” that can be heard playing throughout the entire song. 

“Purity” has a meaning multiple artists have related to in the present day. Rocky and Ocean rap about how the sudden fame and success has caused them to spend less time with their family and friends. 

The lyrics “I gotta find peace of mind” symbolize the fame getting in the way of the connections he once had. 

A$AP Rocky, or ​​Rakim Athelaston Mayers, is an American rapper and record producer from Manhattan, New York. He is also a member of the hip-hop collective group A$AP Mob. 

Released on May 25, 2018, “Purity” appears on the highly acclaimed album “Testing.” The most notable songs off the album include “Praise Da Lord” and “A$AP Forever (Remix)” featuring Kid Cudi.

Open your favorite streaming app, relax, and listen to “Purity” by A$AP Rocky featuring Frank Ocean.