Lords Never Worry

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Lords Never Worry
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Mixtape by ASAP Mob
Released August 28, 2012
Genre
Length 61:52
Label
Producer
ASAP Mob chronology
Lords Never Worry
(2012)
Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends
(2016)Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends2016
Singles from Lords Never Worry
  1. "Bath Salt"
    Released: July 27, 2012
  2. "Purple Kisses"
    Released: August 13, 2012
  3. "Work"
    Released: August 20, 2012

Lords Never Worry (stylized as Lord$ Never Worry) is the debut mixtape by hip hop collective ASAP Mob. It was released as a free digital download on August 28, 2012, by ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records.[1] The mixtape contains verses from ASAP Mob group members of ASAP Rocky, ASAP Twelvyy, ASAP Ant, ASAP Ferg, ASAP Nast and Dash, along with guest appearances from Danny Brown, Raekwon, Flatbush Zombies, Gunplay, Fat Trel, Jim Jones and Bodega Bamz; as well as the production that was provided by Clams Casino, ASAP Ty Beats, AraabMuzik and P On The Boards, among others.

The mixtape's music incorporates stylistic and production elements of various hip hop scenes, as was seen on Rocky's debut solo mixtape Live. Love. ASAP. Over the course of its 18 tracks, the mixtape incorporates Southern and "trap" hip hop beats containing rattling hi-hats and heavy bass.

Background[edit]

In 2012, it was initially announced that the group's mixtape was scheduled for a May 2012 release, to be followed by Rocky's debut album Long. Live. ASAP during the summer. However, after failing to be released during these months, Rocky announced in mid-July that the album would be released two weeks later. Again, however, the mixtape was not to be released and it was eventually announced that it would be released on August 28, 2012, via LiveMixtapes. The first single from their mixtape, called "Bath Salt", contains verses from Rocky and ASAP Ant, with guest features from Flatbush, New York-based hip hop group Flatbush Zombies. It was released at midnight on July 27, 2012.[2] On August 13, 2012, a music video was released for a track called "Purple Kisses",[3] followed by a music video for ASAP Ferg's track called "Work", one week later on August 20, 2012.[4]

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Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork (4.9/10)[5]

Upon its release, Lords Never Worry received generally negative reviews.[citation needed] Pitchfork Media's Jordan Sargent found ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg to be the highlights of the group, although he criticized the execution of the beats on the mixtape.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Thuggin' Noise" (featuring ASAP Rocky) Rakim Mayers Silky Johnson 3:18
2. "Full Metal Jacket" (featuring ASAP Rocky, ASAP Twelvyy, Dash, ASAP Ant, ASAP Ferg, and ASAP Nast) 183rd 2:33
3. "Bangin' on Waxx" (featuring ASAP Ferg and ASAP Nast)
  • Ferguson, Jr.
  • Devega
  • Tyshaun Holloway
ASAP Ty Beats 3:44
4. "Coke and White Bitches: Chapter 2" (featuring ASAP Ant, Danny Brown, Fat Trel, and Gunplay) ASAP P on the Boards 5:12
5. "Bath Salt" (featuring ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ant, and Flatbush Zombies) ASAP P on the Boards 4:10
6. "Persian Wine" (featuring ASAP Ferg) Ferguson, Jr. VERYRVRE 3:14
7. "Black Mane" (featuring ASAP Nast) Devega Electro Beats 3:26
8. "Dope, Money, Hoes" (featuring Dash) AraabMuzik 3:33
9. "Work" (featuring ASAP Ferg) Ferguson, Jr. Chinza // Fly 2:59
10. "Y.N.R.E." (featuring ASAP Twelvyy)
  • Phillips
  • Orellana
AraabMuzik 2:33
11. "Purple Kisses" (featuring ASAP Rocky) Mayers VERYRVRE 3:20
12. "The Way It Go" (featuring ASAP Ant) Kirkman PAFMilo 2:44
13. "Freeze" (featuring ASAP Rocky and Jim Jones) Clams Casino 3:32
14. "Told Ya" (featuring ASAP Ant and Bodega Bamz) Carnage 2:24
15. "Underground Killa$" (featuring ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, and Raekwon)
Benson Graves 3:56
16. "Jay Reed" (featuring ASAP Twelvyy and Dash)
  • Phillips
  • Dash
ASAP P on the Boards 3:22
17. "Gotham City" (featuring ASAP Ferg, ASAP Twelvyy, and ASAP Nast)
  • Ferguson, Jr.
  • Phillips
  • Devega
  • Holloway
ASAP Ty Beats 4:29
18. "Choppas on Deck" (featuring ASAP Ferg) Ferguson, Jr. E-Smitty 3:28
Total length: 61:52

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