On Sunday afternoon A$AP Ferg wasn’t scheduled to talk to Complex. But, as luck would have it, he just happened to be stuck in traffic on New Orleans’ Royal Street (where we were at) while on his way to the Voodoo Museum, and noticed a couple of high school friends in the neighborhood. Once he learned that 2 Chainz was about to take the stage he stuck around to catch up with us.
Cool, impromptu interviews always welcome.
While he was checking in he made sure to send shout-outs in the direction of James Harden and Nick Young, let us know that the follow-up to 2016’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 is coming soon, and also that he has his own continuation of 2016’s Always Strive and Prosper, which he personally guarantees will be lit.
Guess we’ll find out if he can follow through on that soon enough.
Last winter, the A$AP Mob dropped Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends. In addition to cuts best fit for hustling, partying and lavish living, fans who listened were also treated to intimate interludes that featured the clique’s star rhymers A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and friends talking about how “Cozy” they are.
“Yesterday,” Rocky says at one point in a bodega, “I came through with the Valentino shorts with the fu*king white and red pinstripes on them motherfuckers.” The Harlem rapper, who recently became the first black male face of Dior and also refers to himself as “That pretty motherfuc*er,” goes on to detail more of his outfit before punctuating it with “Too cozy.” Rocky’s buddies confirm his status with laughter and by echoing the term.
Billboard spoke with Trap Lord designer Darold “A$AP Ferg” Ferguson, Jr., who recently attended his first Paris Fashion Week with his pal Rocky, to explain what it takes to be cozy while walking us through his favorite cozy look from Fall 2017 Men’s shows and sharing his collaborative goals for the year.
Although It’s been two years since the passing of A$AP Yams, his presence is still felt. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg are ensuring it remains that way with their annual Yams Day concert at Madison Square Garden. In this candid conversation, the Harlem duo speak on Yams’ legacy, new music, fashion, cougars, run-ins with the law and more! Subscribe on iTunes.
Governor’s Ball has unveiled their loaded 2017 line-up. Among the acts slated to perform this year are A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, YG and more. Check out the full lineup above, and be sure to grab your tickets now.