Even in a year of significant upheaval and chaos, there’s a lot to appreciate. This Thanksgiving, we continued our annual tradition of asking members of the FADER family what they appreciated most this year. A$AP Ferg gave love to one of his biggest idols, Alessia Cara took time to evaluate her recent success, and Kranium kept it simple and sweet. Here’s to more success. *clinks glasses*
I’m thankful for Jay Z, because he showed us we could be entrepreneurs—more than just young artists. He told us to own our artistry and push the culture forward.
adidas Skateboarding and Harlem-based rapper A$AP Ferg will host “Always Strive and Prosper: A Photo Exhibit by Brock Fetch” at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach. To be used as a platform to unveil the “Traplord” collection, the show serves as a perfect union of art and fashion. The insightful photo exhibit is curated by esteemed photographer Brock Fetch and will highlight the close friendship and camaraderie of the A$AP Mob. In particular, the exhibit will pay tribute to A$AP Yams – who was the founder of the iconic group – with a large-scale painting by A$AP Ferg dedicated to the late artist. You can watch the third installment of the Traplord video series by adidas Skateboarding below, which documents A$AP Ferg’s creative process and discusses his integration of design and fine art in relation to fashion. The “Always Strive and Prosper” exhibition will debut at Art Basel Miami Beach on December 5.
A$AP Ferg and G-Eazy have just announced their 45-date “When It’s Dark Out” world tour.
The tour kicks off January 6th in Portland, OR, and will make stops in Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, as well as stops in Australia, and various European cities.
Tickets go on sale starting November 13th via whenitsdarkout.net. You can check out the full tour schedule below.
Funk Flex needs to drop a bomb on this. Sheek Louch is gearing up to drop the sequel to 2008’s underrated project, Silverback Gorilla on Dec. 4 via his new home Tommy Boy Entertainment. Silverback Gorilla 2 has a bunch of features with the most notable being Billy Danze, Joell Ortiz, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, Jadakiss, A$AP Ferg, Styles P, Ghostface, and Fabolous. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes here.
The project’s first single, “What’s On Your Mind,” features two generations of NYC rap in Yung Fergenstein and Kiss. The track’s producer Jimmy Dukes uses a very choice Timbaland sample from Ginuwine’s “Keep It Real” and all three rappers come through with impressive verses. Don’t sleep on Donnie G.
Listen to “What’s On Your Mind” below, and check out the Silverback Gorilla 2 tracklist below:
1. “Bunndy” (produced by Pav Bundy)
2. “Hood Nigga” f/ Billy Danze, Joell Ortiz & Trae Tha Truth (produced by Infamous DJ Haze)
3. “What You Want The Money For” f/ Swizz Beatz (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
4. “I’m Working” f/ Raheem DeVaughn (produced by Dayzel The Machine)
5. “Bang Bang” f/ Pusha T (produced by Shroom)
7. “Hold It Straight” (produced by Termanology, Shoryfyuz & Sir Bob Nash)
8. “Obamacare” f/ Dyce Payne (produced by Termanology & L5)
9. “Trap Stories” (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
10. “What’s On Your Mind” f/ Jadakiss & A$AP Ferg (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
11. “What It Is” f/ Styles P (produced by Tone Mason & C-Sharp)
12. “I Luv It” f/ Ghostface Killah (produced by Shroom)
13. “No Losses” f/ Fabolous (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
14. “Clap” f/ Dyce Payne (produced by Dayzel The Machine)
15. “Legends” (produced by Supastylez)
16. “You And Me”(produced by Black Saun)
17. “Hood In You” (produced by Joe Milly)
A$AP Ferg and adidas Skateboarding have officially announced the latest collaboration from their new partnership, aptly titled the “Traplord” collection. Ferg exclusively designed a pair of their adi-Ease skate shoe in addition to a range of apparel. Check out the entire collection below and look out for the release at select retailers on December 5th.
In the latest episode of Super, A$AP Ferg talk about his superhero characters which alternate between the peaceful Hood Pope and the more violent Trap Lord. Shoutout to Ferg’s sidekick, Marty Baller, who would get his head blown off on occasion but it would grow back on it’s own.
Earlier this year, rapper A$AP Ferg released a video for his Ferg Forever cut, Dope Walk. The series of clips shows A$AP Ferg teaching everyone how to do a move called the Dope Walk featuring cameos by Cara Delevingne, Haim, Kanye West, Rihanna and Beyoncé.
Our very own Tyrone “T-Rex” Edwards caught up with the rapper at this year’s Full Flex Express tour to talk about music, fashion and he even asked for a quick demonstration of the Dope Walk. Ferg describes this viral dance move as, “basically, you Harlem Shake and then you go into a lull.” Tyrone perfected it immediately, take a look at the full interview below and see if you can do the Dope Walk as well!