If you like hip hop and you haven’t purchased A$AP Rocky’s long-awaited debut album, LongLiveA$AP… WAKE UP! It’s earning the Harlem rapper rave reviews and cementing himself as a name that will be around for a while. He spoke to MTV about future goals and the similarities between Wu Tang and his clique, A$AP Mob.

“We gotta hold it down for the young cats man. My thing is, I just want to make everybody who enjoys music and art and hip hop music proud. That’s all I want to do. I don’t want y’all to say this guy is misrepresenting us or he’s giving it a bad name. I just want to represent hip hop well and I want to show you guys my aspect on what I think hip hop should be.”

He also talked about his non-traditional approach to music videos, his lyrics and production choices. Rocky calls himself an innovator and is ready to hit the ground running in 2013.

Check out the full interview below.