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A$AP Ferg is the other. Any attempt to typecast the 25-year-old rapper is unsuccessful, and he’s shown that a lot more than he’s told it. 2013 was the year in which the A$AP Mob member forged his own path, unexpectedly breaking out as a solo star, adding another win for the Harlem crew already celebrating A$AP Rocky’s successful debut, Long.Live.A$AP. Ferg’s come-up is a testament to perseverance and commitment to one’s personal vision. Although he initially garnered a buzz with well-received mixtape cuts like “Kissin’ Pink” and “100 Million Roses,” Ferg didn’t foresee the heights he reached this year. His new reality was made possible by a combination of trailblazing visual aesthetics, club records du jour like “Shabba Ranks” and the bi-coastal “Work REMIX,” featuring Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James, French Montana and A$AP Rocky, and a debut album, Trap Lord, which masterfully straddled the line between avant-garde and mainstream. His fiercely unique, alluring personality didn’t hurt his cause at all.
We talked to A$AP Ferg to about achieving his vision, a recount of his biggest, most memorable accomplishments from the past calendar year and what he’s learned from them. From his views on uncompromised artistry to that infamous “Trap Lord in stores now” moment at the MTV VMAs, this is Ferg’s take on 2013, straight from the man himself.
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Travi$ Scott drops the visuals for his collaboration with A$AP Ferg titled “Uptown.” Peep the video above and download La Flame’s Owl Pharaoh here.
On December 11th, A$AP Ferg along with special guests the A$AP Mob, Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, 100s, & more, will be hitting Toronto, Canada as part of his Turnt X Burnt Tour. The show is going down at The Opera House on 735 Queen Street East. ASAPMob.com is partnering up with our friends ILuvLola to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner! The show will be all ages so you’ve got nothing to lose.
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Contest closes December 6th @ 10pm ET. Tickets will be available for pick up at will call. Transportation to and from venue is NOT included. Tickets are also available for purchase online via TicketFly.
Shay Diddy of 106 KMEL sat down with A$AP Ferg while he was in San Diego. A$AP Ferg talks about touring, winning Rookie of The Year, his debut album Trap Lord, his sound, fashion, the Trinidad James GG & more.
The world got its first taste of Fergenstein on Live. Love. A$AP., the purple-tinged, codeine-soaked 2011 debut mixtape from New York newcomer A$AP Rocky. The tape ushered in Rocky as a breath of fresh air in the hip-hop game and introduced A$AP as not just a young collective of adventurous New York MCs, but a full-blown trilled-out lifestyle brand. On the track “Kissin’ Pink,” A$AP Mob member Ferg infused the tape with one of its most standout moments, a cheeky, Dirty South-flavored, half sung verse that left us wanting more.
Born Darold Ferguson, 25-year-old A$AP Ferg hails from Harlem, where his father used to design and sell his own clothing line to a crew of luminaries like Puff Daddy and Biggie. A hustler and renaissance man in his own right, when the self-proclaimed Hood Pope says his debut album Trap Lord will “change your life,” he means it. While most MCs are hasty to put out a mixtape, Ferg and his crew are adamant about quality over quantity. Make no mistake; Trap Lord is a fully-formed powerhouse. He’s making a name for himself with heavy-hitting anthems like “Work” and “Shabba,” and is currently headlining a U.S. tour in support of this critically acclaimed debut.
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Deongello had the opportunity to sit down with A$AP Ferg and they touched on a few things. Getting acceptance from the old heads in Hip Hop. Who is Ferg is checking for? When the MOB is in the booth who’s getting waxed? Collaborating with artist and much more. Check it out!
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The Trap Lord blesses us with the release of Shabba REMIX, enlisting the help of Migos, Busta Rhymes and Shabba Ranks himself. Support and DOWNLOAD.
A$AP Ferg sits down with TheBoombox.com editor Georgette Cline to discuss his debut album, ‘Trap Lord,’ his collaboration wish list, New York rap’s next MC and his favorite hip-hop skit.
TheBoombox.com presents Slang Editorial, a video series in which artists define signature words in their vocabulary. Rapper A$AP Ferg delivers plenty of rhymes filled with slang like “cozy” and more.
Since their formation in 2007, the A$AP Mob — a collective of rappers, producers, music video directors and fashion designers — has become one of the most influential groups in the urban sphere.
The A$AP Mob has been on the top of the rap game ever since A$AP Rocky dropped his mixtape and his first album. Now, A$AP Ferg’s music is all over the airways, and is certainly the next big thing in hip hop.
Stephen Edwards had a chance to sit down with Fergenstein at Elite Daily’s headquarters to discuss everything from his album, Trap Lord, to a national tour and who the real “King of New York” is.
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