Early this year, A$AP Rocky hit #1 with his debut album, Long.Live.A$AP. Tomorrow (August 20), A$AP Mob cohort A$AP Ferg’s debut album, Trap Lord, will make it crystal clear—if it wasn’t already from anthemic singles like “Work” and “Shabba”—that he’s anything but an understudy.
Aggressive and spiritual, grandiose and sincere, A$AP Ferg is poised to bring the Mob to greater heights, while distinguishing himself as a fully formed force. He jumps between snarling bars and emotional sing-song verses, selects exotic and ethereal beats from a team of little-known producers, and wraps it all up in his trap lord brand. The Harlem native came to the GQ offices to talk about his album, his favorite designers, and what he thinks about that Kendrick verse.
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