‘Trap Lord,’ the debut album from A$AP Ferg, inherently has a religious undertone, but two of the album’s three previously released singles aren’t really odes to spiritual transcendence.
‘Work‘ is more for the hustler while the beat on ‘Shabba‘ has a bounce that’s way too infectious to inspire any sort of meditation.
‘Hood Pope,’ the latest single, can be described as spiritual as A$AP Ferg fluidly switches from sing-song to rapping — as well as somehow combines two in certain instances — giving the track a therapeutic feel. There’s a reference to prayer in the second verse where a mother prays as her son dies, but a quick listen to the hook — “It’s the hood pope, chain hang low, red rubies and the gold” — reveals hustle is a part of A$AP Ferg’s religion. Hustling is what a Trap Lord does.
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