A$AP Ferg did some live-painting and showed off his custom “Prayer Hands” grill during Art Basel Miami Beach. Check it out on Complex here.
A$AP Ferg has teamed up with Virgin Mega to create an all new Trap Lord collection highlighting Syracuse. The aptly titled #TrapLordTakeover collection flips Ferg’s iconic Trap Lord logo and meshes it with Syracuse’s signature orange, blue and white colors, detailed with camo and cross graphics. The release is limited and will only be available for purchase via the Virgin Mega app for your phone. You can download the app now on the iTunes store. Stay tuned as the #TrapLordTakeover collection goes on sale December 5th at 5pm EST.
Check out more shots of the gear below.
Fergenstein’s back. As promised, A$AP Ferg delivered his new Gangsta Grillz-hosted mixtape Ferg Forever on the day after Thanksgiving. The 19-track project includes features from artists like YG and Big Sean with production from the likes of Mike Will Made It and Big K.R.I.T. But Ferg decided to showcase some new talent as well.
There’s Harlem-bred rapper and producer Crystal Caines, who’s been working with Ferg for years. She produced the Trap Lord cut “Lord,” helped him lay down vocals for “Work” and “Shabba” and on this project she’s rapping her a$$ off on the songs “Reloaded (Let it Go pt. 2)”, and “Weave.”
NYC-based producer and songwriter, Stelios Phili, met Ferg while working at GQ and on this project he produced multiple standout tracks including the insanely catch “Ja-Rule,” “Dope Walk” and the single “Doe-Active.”
Crystal Caines and Stelios Phili broke down some of the tape’s highlights for MTV News.
Continue reading on MTV News.
On this week’s episode of The Juice Podcast, A$AP Ferg joins Billboard’s Erika Ramirez and co-hosts ItsTheReal to break down “Ferg Forever” cuts (“Reloaded” — which samples Disney’s “Frozen” theme song, “Let It Go” — and “Ja Rule”) and collaborations (SZA, Big Sean, M.I.A.), shares a time Madonna made him non-Lipton tea, and expands on rhymes about Ferguson and Michael Brown.
Ferg updates listeners on his “Trap Lord” follow-up album, A$AP Mob’s album and their group chat tendencies, but according to Ferg the best rapper he texts with is Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Bizzy Bone.
Via The Juice Podcast.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from A$AP Ferg, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been working. The Harlem MC hasn’t put out much new music outside of some guest spots since his August 2013 debut album Trap Lord, hit stores. But last Friday Ferg returned triumphantly with his brand new 19-track mixtape Ferg Forever, a teaser for both his new BestCoast Connection Tour with YG and his upcoming sophomore album, which he told XXL in October was “almost done.”
Just before his tape hit the streets, XXL spoke to Ferg about the changes he’s made to his sound, why it’s important for him to speak on the situation in Ferguson and why it’s okay to not be lyrical all the damn time.
Continue reading on XXL Magazine.
A$AP Ferg may be recognized as one of the hottest new voices out of Harlem, but it’s also a little known fact that he enjoys creating art and actually attended art school in NYC. While painting his own shirt, the “Shabba Ranks” rapper shares that his Ferg family name also has rich ties to his community, as his grandmother has received many awards for her activism, his father has designed logos for various record labels and his uncle has had serious street ties for years. Ferg is proud that he can share his fortune with that uncle, taking him around the world to see a different lifestyle after spending so many years on the streets and behind bars.
Fashion has also always been a part of Ferg’s life, saying it was his major in school. He recalls that the kids his age never understood his fashion sense but that older guys always told him he was on another level.
Check out the full clip above.
After releasing numerous songs from the project, A$AP Ferg is finally here to deliver #FergForever in its entirety. The DJ Drama hosted project boasts production from the likes of Clams Casino, VERY RVRE, Crystal Caines, Big K.R.I.T., Childish Major, as well as features from Marty Baller, Twista, Bunji Garlin, YG, A$AP Nast, SZA, MIA and more. Stream and download the project below.
Catch A$AP Ferg and YG on the Best Coast Connection Tour in a city near you.
Creating an eclectic mix between hip hop and modern day rock, Liam Bailey and A$AP Ferg have come together to create “Villain,” a psychedelic piece that brings joy, power, and Bailey’s talent all to the forefront of its central message.
Bailey was discovered by Amy Winehouse, signed to her Lioness label, and recorded two EPs with her, and her soulful roots are ever present in this song. Ferg similarly adds a rough edge to the piece, giving it the perfect party feel. Bringing art to the forefront and then adding this feel of fun and excitement, Bailey has been considered a sort of Jimi Hendrix in the modern age, and the feel is most certainly evident. The visuals for the piece features the boys enjoying their time around some cool guys, great dancers, and of course, beautiful women. Without overemphasizing sex or drugs, the track and its video still brings more than enough to the table. For hip hop fans that want to see a little something different, this one is for you.
Check out the video below. This track is available now via iTunes, and as part of his upcoming record with Columbia that is set for a 2015 release, and he’ll also be playing on January 22nd at Notting Hill’s Art Club.
Premiered via Earmilk.
With Ferg’s new project #FergForever dropping this Friday, the Trap Lord decides to bless fans with yet another cut off the tape. This time its “Talk It,” produced by Clams Casino. Take a listen below.
Currently on tour, and with a mixtape on deck, A$Ap Ferg is back in go mode. Today, we premiere the latest track from the A$AP mob member, “Doe-Active.” On the track, Ferg shows off an unorthodox flow over a turbulent Stelios Phili-produced track. The mixtape, Ferg Forever is coming soon.
Premiered on XXL Magazine.
Out of the blue, Ferg surprises fans with a brand new street single off his upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape Ferg Forever. Listen to “Perfume” produced by Philo$ Cult below and stay tuned for more new music coming soon.
The Trap Lord is back. As A$AP Ferg preps for the release of his new mixtape Ferg Forever, he treats fans with a new record, dropping “This Side” featuring YG, produced by THE FAM. Be sure to catch A$AP Ferg and YG in a city near you on the BestCoast Connection Tour.