Despite his position in the cool-rap blog zeitgeist, up to this point ASAP Rocky has essentially been a 2011 version of Jurassic Five. Ignoring current pop-rap models, his Houston and Harlem sing-rap tributes showed no illusions about his desire to return to a sound that we all find nostalgic. Sure, we hadn’t necessarily been nostalgic about Houston rap before, but no one would say ASAP’s sound was without precedent. However, “Out Of This World” completely abandons the warming comfort of Swishahouses-past in order to rap like Wiz Khalifa. This bold transition just showcases Rocky’s refreshingly egalitarian ear. It is what separates him from Charlie Tuna: an ability to recognize quality music as something separate from a single regional or historical style.