A$AP Twelvyy and A$AP Ant are set to take the stage in Brooklyn on June 2nd for the third annual Brooklyn + Queens Day Festival. The event will take place at Verboten with doors opening at 5pm. You can cop tickets here. Be sure to come out to see 12vy, Addie, Bodega Bamz, Ken Rebel, Manolo Rose, and more perform.
Check out A$AP J. Scott’s latest shoot with Comme Des Garçon Berlin for i-D Germany. Peep the full feature here, with photography by Gogy Esperanza and direction/styling by Sam J.
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Before A$AP Twelvyy was a rising star in the rap world, he was an aspiring ball player. That ended at age 11 when he hit a game winner at a tournament in Queens and decided he’d conquered basketball and would focus on rap. In the premier episode of our new series Pick Ups, Fernando Perez heads up to the Bronx to meet Twelvyy on the courts at his native Castle Hill Projects to revisit his glory days and talk about how Lil B blessed the Knicks.
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The second annual STEEZ Day Festival this year will be taking place in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 7th. Performing this year will be Pro Era, A$AP Mob, Danny Brown, Raury and more. Tickets are on sale now. All proceeds will be donated to the family of Capital STEEZ.
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Go behind the scenes of A$AP Ferg’s new album ‘Always Strive And Prosper‘ as he hits the studio with Pharrell, Jhene Aiko, Haim and more.
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It’s here. The A$AP Ferg x AGOLDE exclusive denim collection. A collaborative design effort between A$AP Ferg and AGOLDE, the collection is inspired by A$AP Ferg’s favorite vintage denim that have seen him through years on the road.
Made at AGOLDE’s Los Angeles headquarters utilizing the most innovative fabrication, ASAP Ferg and AGOLDE have created a product that is heartfelt and high quality.
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When they first came on the scene, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky offered two very different perspectives on rap’s new Harlem. In Rocky’s case, he brought a strong sense of fashion, with musical branches extending to Houston and Atlanta. Ferg stayed with the conventions of trap music, though his cadence and lyricism diverted from the genre’s formulaic sound. And just like that, the Trap Lord was born. His debut was aptly titled, full of chest-beating cuts that suggested Ferg was artsier than Rocky and slightly more overbearing—the Kanye to his Jay. But what happens when you’ve run out of superlatives for yourself and self-reflection kicks in? Well, you work in reverse, which is exactly where Ferg resides on his follow-up project Always Strive and Prosper. If Ferg secured a strong group of followers off Trap Lord, then his new album will surely lock them down as a cult.
An argument could be made that ASAP is the prequel to Trap Lord, where we’re finally understanding the Bruce Wayne before the Batman. But the underlying self-awareness suggests that Ferg has tasted fame and rejected the poisonous parts. The opener “Rebirth” makes that declaration in no uncertain terms. Over a joint production effort of DJ Khalil and Clams Casino, a chopped-and-screwed Ferg talks to himself: “Now that you’re no longer a lord that’s trapped/ You have graduated to the Hood Pope/ You have made it to represent your people/ Show them another way/ Be the voice of the people who couldn’t make it out the hood.”
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It’s hard to think of a hip-hop album with more heart, one with a narrative more thoroughly interwoven with the love of family and friends, than “Always Strive and Prosper,” the second full-length by ASAP Ferg, the restless experimenter of the ASAP crew.
Here is Ferg, remembering his reckless uncle, on “Psycho”: “Wanted to be like you, jail tat on the chest/With the rugged cornrows and a stab on my neck.” And here, celebrating his tough grandmother, on “Let It Bang”: “Grandma hid that hammer in her mattress from my uncle/He would listen to Wu-Tang while walking in the jungle.” On “Beautiful People,” Ferg’s mother shows up for some spoken-word poetry, in between rhymes from Chuck D and Ferg proclaiming, “Watch what you put in your body, so we can live it long.”
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