Another rare gem gets released for this weeks Wavy Wednesday. Listen to this 2011 cut from A$AP Ferg paying homage to the Spice Girls. Stream below.
Check out exclusive footage from A$AP Ferg’s stop in Atlanta w/ Peach Castle & WISHATL.
A$AP Ferg is not your average hip-hop artist, in fact, he may prefer you remove the hip-hop designation and not box him into a particular category of art. As we discussed in our exclusive interview with the Harlemite back in September, just a few months before the premiere of his Art Basel event alongside adidas, Ferg grew up enthralled in all realms of art, from drawing and painting to fashion and film. Now with a firm reputation as one of the rap game’s most versatile mind, his creative vision is beginning to grab the attention of some of hip-hop’s brightest, including Future. The two recently linked up for a heater, “New Level,” with Ferg taking over the director roles, alongside longtime collaborator Shomi Patwary, for a video treatment. The two co-directors were kind enough to send us some BTS shots and a brief breakdown of the experience below.
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Next month A$AP Ferg will be making his way down to New Orleans, LA to perform at this years BUKU Project, and here’s your chance to see him live! Once again, we’ve teamed up with BUKU to giveaway two (2) 2-Day GA passes to one lucky fan. Also making their way down to The Big Easy for BUKU 2016 will be countless other performers, including Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, Future, Rae Sremmurd, and many more.
So, how do you enter? Simple! Just fill out the information below and that’s it! Be sure to be following @ASAPMOB and @TheBUKUproject on Twitter for updates. Not feeling so lucky? Tickets are still available for purchase here.
Contest ends on February 15th, 2016. The winner will be contacted via email with information on how to claim their prize.
*Transportation not included. Limit 1 entry per person.
It’s always good vibes when we see ASAP Ferg. Today, since he’s in NY for G-Eazy’s tour, this Mob member swung by Sway in the Morning and dropped some gems.
Although he’s an ASAP Mob member, its important that you get to know him as an individual. From his different style of music, to his fashion sense — even down to his Adidas — custom made by him of course.
With an album coming out “very soon,” titled ALWAYS STRIVE AND PROSPER, Ferg opens up about some special studio sessions.
While hanging in studio with Madonna — no big deal — she revealed her son put her on to him. He even had Work as his ringtone!
When he went in-studio with Missy Elliott and Timbaland, he only intended on playing one song — which turned into playing his whole album. Ferg even reveals that Missy paused the album to tell Timbo — “this is the music i want to make!” Did we mention Magoo was in-studio too?
Making that session even better, Timbaland revealed that Jay Z was in-fact the one who put him on to ASAP Ferg’s music.
Watch above for more of his dope behind-the-scenes stories, text convos with Missy plus a dope introduction to his new artist Crystal Caines.
… you know we couldn’t let them leave with out spitting a 16, right?! Enjoy.
In the midst of a crazy ‘business as usual’ schedule, A$AP Ferg has been nonstop from the jump in 2016.
From performing at last week’s Yams Day to being on the road for the past month and then some alongside G-Eazy, to preparing his new album, Always Strive And Prosper, Ferg is sitting at the brink of a glorious year.
As part of the When It’s Dark Out tour (supporting G-Eazy’s new album of the same name) Terminal 5 was blessed with three sold-out shows this past week and the crowd was introduced to a new side of Ferg. While still performing fan favorites from his debut Trap Lord, Ferg also delivered some new fire, such as “New Level,” his single with Future and his Yams-dedicated track, “Tatted Angel.” His dedication to the late A$AP Yams made for a powerful moment on stage, as images of his fallen brother were projected on a large screen behind him and the audience swayed their cell phones in the air paying respect.
Written from the heart, “Tatted Angel” was the first song A$AP Ferg released in over a year, and is also foreshadowing to a more personal side the rapper promises to show in Always Strive And Prosper, which is still awaiting its official release date announcement.
Backstage after closing his Terminal 5 set out with his sign off, “Love, Peace, & A$AP,” Ferg was shown love from his family, friends and crew, with his mother and uncle in the building as well. While asking his friends to give him a minute so he can chat with The Source, a friend jokingly asked him, “So, when did you realize you could rap?”
“I was in front of the mirror and I said, damn you handsome!,” Ferg replied, laughing. “What can match with this handsome?”
While Ferg does have the time of his life with every show, he handles his business seriously. Dipping out rapidly following our conversation in order to make perfect timing to join G-Eazy back on stage, it became clear our interview was the first time the rapper sat down all day.
Check out our exclusive Q+A below and keep your eyes open for the announcement regarding the release date for Always Strive And Prosper.
Continue reading on The Source.
He was Trap Lord on the last album, but now A$AP Ferg sounds like he’s entering Hood Pope terrain this go around. And by “go around,” we mean the trails currently leading toward his brand new studio album, Always Strive And Prosper.
In between crafting behind the scene work on projects like his Traplord x adi-Ease Collection and a slew of art projects (more on that later), the A$AP Mob firebrand has also been busy finishing up the long-awaited sophomore project, which will arrive via RCA/Polo Grounds/A$AP Worldwide.
This month will mark two and a half years since the release of Trap Lord, his debut album, but as Ferg tells REVOLT the new LP is well worth the wait.”
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It feels like just yesterday that A$AP Ferg was riding around on a party train with Skrillex and Diplo, but now he’s thankfully hopped off and into a new endeavour. The video for “New Level,” Ferg’s song with Future, is a fantastic visual accompaniment to a track that’s about rising above adversity to achieve something noteworthy. Both A$AP Ferg and Future have overcome a lot in the past calendar year, and the similarities are not lost on the A$AP Mob member. Of the video, he says:
“Future and I have a lot in common – we’re mutual fans of each other’s work and we both love the grind of getting a lot of work done,” said Ferg over email. “The ‘New Level’ video is a perfect representation of that grind with sports driven cameos by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gorden, Olympic fencer Daryl Homer, and BMX biker Nigel Sylvester. We all came from the bottom to new levels in our careers. Also, I heard many athletes turn up to my music before their games so I dedicate this video to them.”
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“Animals” is an upcoming animated HBO show about anthropomorphic New York City animals, including rats, pigeons, bedbugs, cats, and dogs. The show, which premieres on February 5, has announced a slate of guest stars for the first season. Kurt Vile, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Ferg will voice animals on the show, as will Jessica Chastain, Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Marc Maron, Rob Corddry, Eric Andre, Cobie Smulders, Wanda Sykes, and more.
“Animals” is created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass (“Togetherness”).
Watch a teaser for the show above.
Among the many things the A$AP Mob rapper talks about are his artist father and his own definition of himself as an all-round creative. “I’m an innovator,” is what the Harlem hip-hop star prefers. Ferg talks, too, about his relationship with Skrillex and how important it is to avoid following the herd in order to, says Ferg, take “your sonics to the next level.”
It’s a fascinating insight into the minds of one of the world’s most hyped rappers ahead of the release of his second album, Always Strive And Prosper, later in 2016.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more exclusive .Wav Files interviews from BADBADNOTGOOD, MS MR, The Neighbourhood and more.
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After a crazy 2015 for “Milly Rock,” including a plethora of remixes, 2 Milly finally releases the official remix for the record with A$AP Ferg and Rick Ross providing guest verses. Take a listen to the track below.