Since releasing their latest project Lords Never Worry, A$AP Mob has proven that if boy bands did not stand the test of time, a Mob will. From the looks of it, they have the right formula. The group is made up of many talented individuals from designers to rappers to producers and managers. Each member plays a vital role. When asked what might get a member kicked out of the group, each member proceeded to shout “doing too much!” Apparently, they will not hesitate to hand out a DTM Award.
This time last year they recalled being fresh off tour. A$AP Ferg gratefully added “It is a blessing to be currently touring.” For many artists, touring is where majority of their income comes from. Although less than half of the mob was present, their energy levels made up for the missing parties.
As ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos would soon learn, travelling light isn’t an option for the A$AP Mob.
Founded in Harlem, the hip hop collective boasts a long list of talent that include music producers and rappers, most notably rapper A$AP Rocky. Together they’ve cultivated a lifestyle that celebrates hip hop, high fashion and art in a uniquely New York sense.
Simon caught up with a couple of members of the A$AP Mob to try and get a glimpse of what the A$AP Life is like. In a Toronto boutique crowded by fans of the collective, he goes through their Instagram feeds and gives A$AP Ferg, A$AP Ant, A$AP Twelvy and A$AP Illz the #NoFilter treatment. They tell our host what it’s like to get inducted into the mob, reminisce over a memorable souvenir and what being a trap lord is all about.
In this Interview with Montreality, A$AP Ferg speaks about:
– His ultimate fetish (0:19)
– The type of student he was at school (0:54)
– Jobs he had as a teenager growing up (1:27)
– His 1st big paycheck (1:53)
– Whether or not he enjoys reading (2:15)
– What he would call his book, if he were to write one (2:32)
– What he was in a previous lifetime (2:43)
– His favorite cartoon character (2:56)
– His favorite videogame (3:19)
– The realest shxt he ever wrote (3:31)
– A$AP Mob “L.O.R.D.” EP (4:02)
– PHARRELL being the A$AP Mob’s godfather (4:29)
– DRAKE being his 1st industry co-sign (4:57)
– The way the media portrays DMX (5:45)
– RIHANNA being a “Regular Chick” (6:40)
– Near-death experiences (6:59)
– His message to the youth (8:52)
Dope Entertainment presents Uncut Dope – a new series documenting the concerts that Dope Entertainment puts on in Florida, as well as interviews and backstage access with the artists. In this second episode starring A$AP Ferg, we catch up with the Trap Lord to discuss his inspirations, his goals, and more, as well as give you a glimpse of what it’s like to experience an A$AP Mob concert. Directed by JMAC for Dope Entertainment.
During A$AP Ferg’s TURNT x BURNT tour stop in New Orleans at the Republic he took a few minutes to rap with us on multiple topics. Being under the weather did not stop A$AP from turning up for the jam packed New Orleans crowd and a great event by Winter Circle Productions.
While most people navigate the concrete jungle known as New York via foot, car, or taxi, some choose a much more exciting means, dirtbikes. While riding any dirtbike or atv is illegal in NYC, it hasn’t stopped thousands of bikers from riding the streets as if they weren’t. At the forefront of what seems to be one of NYC’s biggest nuisances is a kid by the name of A$AP TyY who’s a part of the infamous ASAP conglomerate that’s taking over everything from music to fashion and now bikes. Watch as Vice editor Angelina Fanous gets to witness firsthand how TyY and a few other riders navigate the city on a daily basis.