29th Oct2014

A$AP Ferg Interview with Empire Taste

by @DomingoTutu

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On a late summer day, the air humid and muggy, I boarded the 1 Train to East Harlem with Thomas. We were about to meet up with Ferg, who had just finished touring the world, only to be getting ready to do it again. He’s been extremely busy, constantly pushing himself, but for this quick two week stint in New York, he was able to refocus and relax more or less. On tour, in the studio, designing clothes, and shooting videos he’s known as A$AP Ferg; but for this moment as we came upon him sitting on a stoop around the block from where he grew up, he was Darold Ferguson Jr.

With a slice of pizza in one hand, he greeted us nonchalantly and then continued eating while asking us how we were. He was accompanied only by his longtime friend and assistant Demetrius. Here sat the guy who had just came back from touring and working with some of the biggest names in music encompassing at least four different genres, but you wouldn’t know it if you were just walking by; several people walked by en masse, unaware of the interview going on. Only at one point did a slightly older gentleman whom Ferg knew stop by to dap him up before coolly leaving when he learned of what was taking place (“Okay, don’t let me interrupt!”)

As he spoke, he carried with him an aura of easygoingness and humility. Though modest, especially on his old stomping grounds, he was still able to exhibit glimpses of his more hedonistic, flashy side. Dressed in his clothing brand, Trap Lord, with bright camo on his shorts and bucket hat, and giving answers walking the line of self-indulgence, it’s apparent he knows he is larger than life. But even through this self-awareness of opulence, that inner humble kid from Harlem shone through, as he’s far from finished puttin’ in work.

Continue reading the full spread on Empire Taste.

28th Oct2014

New Music: Smoke DZA – Err Thing Valid (Remix) ft. A$AP Rocky & Cam’ron

by @Djordje

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Harlem unites for the ultimate remix to Smoke DZA’s “Err Thing Valid” as both A$AP Rocky and Cam’ron make appearances on the track. Produced by Jahlil Beats. Take a listen below.

27th Oct2014

(Video) Live From the Streets: Chinatown ft. A$AP Ferg

by @Djordje

Mr. Green is back again with a new batch of tight collaborators, and for this latest espisode, he’s hooking up with A$AP Ferg.

Mr Green had this to say about the collaboration: “This might come as a surprise but I like to trap music, it’s dope. I’m a boom bap dude at heart, but there is something crazy exciting about trap music that I can’t get enough of. I’m not sure if it’s the sub bass, the fast hi-hats, or the ridiculous chants that the artist say over and over, but I’m feeling it.

“When my people from VICE/Noisey told me A$AP Ferg wanted to do an episode I was all the way down. I immediately sat for a couple hours and chopped some samples I got from Chinatown in New York and put the beat together. A couple days later me, Sam and the crew headed uptown to Polo Grounds studio to meet Ferg. He was mad cool. We immediately hit it off and started talking about growing up riding bikes and how the BMX/skate worlds overlap into hip-hop and the music industry.

“It kind of felt like I was talking to one of my friends I grew up skating with and not some mainstream rapper/celebrity dude. He did a couple crazy verses and a hook about riding bikes and then we took off. Ferg and I have a mutual friend Nigel Sylvester—who I know through Animal Bikes—so while I was making the track, I met up with him. We recorded some bikes sounds and then I threw them in the mix. Finally, we checked out Animal Street jam in Newark and got a bunch of dope footage. Shout out to Gabby, Nigel, VICE/Noisey, Ferg and the whole A$AP Mob, Animal Bikes, Ralph Sinisi & everyone that attended the 2014 Animal Street Jam in Newark.”

Via Noisey.

23rd Oct2014

(Video) The Real Bike Life: The A$AP TyY Way *Night Ride*

by @DomingoTutu

TyY and crew decide to take a short & sweet night ride in the Uptown streets and on the freeway. Peep as TyY lets the streets know he’s still the best in NYC.

via Kicks TV

23rd Oct2014

(Video) Behind The Beat of A$AP Rocky’s ‘Ghetto Symphony’ Produced By V Don

by @DomingoTutu

NY Native & Producer V Don talks about his come up, placements, and breaks down how he made “Ghetto Symphony.”

Via Drum Broker

22nd Oct2014

New Music: Shy Glizzy – Awwsome (Remix) ft. A$AP Rocky & 2 Chainz

by @Djordje

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Shy Glizzy unveils the much anticipated remix to his hit single “Awwsome” today, featuring verses from A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz. Take a listen to the track below.

20th Oct2014

New Mixtape: A$AP Ant & Tootie Ro – Percs & Lean

by @Djordje

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After teasing us with singles like “Hood Famous” and “Splurge,” A$AP Ant and Tootie Ro finally deliver their highly anticipated collaborative project Percs & Lean. The B-more duo serve up 14 hard hitting tracks with additional assistance from Young Diego, Juvie Ro, and Lil Uzi Vert. Stream below and download now via LiveMixtapes.

17th Oct2014

New Music: Don Cannon – Big Money ft. A$AP Ferg & Rich Homie Quan

by @Djordje

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Don Cannon brings A$AP Ferg and Rich Homie Quan together for an explosive track titled “Big Money,” produced by C4. Get your weekend started early and stream the banger below.

17th Oct2014

A$AP Mob Live in Denver, CO on 11/9

by @Djordje

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Denver get ready, the whole A$AP Mob will be invading the Mile High City next month for an exclusive performance! It all goes down on November 9th at the EXDO Event Centre. Tickets are available via Eventbrite; be sure to get yours while they’re still available. For more info hit up UBEENJACKED.net.

15th Oct2014

A$AP Ferg & YG Announce BestCoast Connection Tour

by @Djordje

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New York’s own A$AP Ferg and LA’s YG have announced they will be joining forces to embark on THE BESTCOAST CONNECTION TOUR. After his monstrous critically acclaimed 2013 major label debut, Trap Lord, receiving praise from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, Ferg has solidified his place as one of the scene’s newest and truest rap ambassadors. Ferg also received the Rookie of The Year Award at the 2013 BET Music Awards and Complex, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum among others all named Trap Lord one of the best albums of 2013. “Shabba Ranks” Feat. A$AP Rocky,” Ferg’s biggest smash to date, has amassed over 27 million YouTube views since he unleashed it last year. With his fame skyrocketing, Ferg gained the attention of indie music cultural maven, M.I.A., who quickly enlisted the A$AP Hood-Pope as the main support on her summer 2014 Matangi tour. Seemingly everywhere and flexing his versatility across genres from a recent cameo in Chromeo’s video for “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” and lethal features on tracks by everyone from Juicy J to indie rock female stalwart, HAIM, this tour will feature Ferg setting fire on stages this fall in your city. Ticket’s on sale now here.

A$AP FERG AND YG TOUR DATES:

Nov-13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Nov-14 Providence, RI Lupo’s
Nov-16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Nov-18 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
Nov-19 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Nov-22 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Nov-25 Boston, MA House of Blues

14th Oct2014

New Music: A$AP TyY – Back On My Bullshit ft. A$AP Lotto

by @Djordje

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A$AP TyY and A$AP Lotto come together for a dark head-banger produced by Lavi$h letting the streets know exactly how they feel. Get ready as Mob Season is in full effect. Also be on the look out for A$AP TyY’s debut mixtape “Royalty By Lifestyle” coming this winter.

Via KicksTV.

13th Oct2014

New Music: A$AP Ty Beats – EDM Mix

by @Djordje

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The always innovative and versatile A$AP Ty Beats is back at it again. This time he channels his inner EDM waves in an exclusive mix for fans to get turnt to. Stream Ty Beats’ latest below.

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