Out of all the members in the A$AP Mob—a collective of rappers, producers, and cultural tastemakers mostly from Harlem—Darold Ferguson aka A$AP Ferg could arguably be the favorite to have the biggest year in Rap. That’s saying a lot considering his longtime friend and labelmate A$AP Rocky had debuted at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Top 200 Album sales chart earlier this year with Long.Live.A$AP.
However, the momentum has been swinging in Ferg’s direction lately. Since its release in mid-May, Ferg’s “Work (Remix)” video has amassed 1.8 million YouTube views. According to Billboard’s Rauly Ramirez, the single “has been bubbling under R&B/Hip Hop Airplay for a couple of weeks and will likely make its way onto the chart as the remix picks up momentum on-air.” Cameos from his fellow A$AP Mob member Rocky and French Montana—who have respectively gone platinum with “F**kin’ Problems” and “Pop That”—along with Trinidad Jame$ and ScHoolboy Q won’t hurt things. To top it all off, he’s set to drop his debut studio album, Trap Lord, on August 20, which will feature notable names in Onyx and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
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