A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast spoke to Converse for Converse Gigs before their London show to break down their live performances and the direction that hip hop is going. Take a look above.
Darold Ferguson, Jr. (you may know him as A$AP Ferg) is one of those guys who seems at home wherever he is. He’s only been in Australia for half a day but by the time we meet he’s been on a mini-tour of the city and released a new freestyle: ode to Trinidad ‘Petit Valley’. (On his busy release schedule: “I release music while I’m shitting.”) On the way back to his hotel room, he snatches a bottle of hand lotion from the room service cart parked outside and moisturises before our interview. As we chat, he reclines in his seat, sometimes smiling broadly (and baring a resplendent grill). He is upbeat and present and it all stands in contrast with the moody, chiaroscuro cover art for his debut full-length Trap Lord.
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If you’ve ever seen any of the A$AP Mob in action, you probably know by know that any of their individual shows can get a little rowdy. But together, the crew is a live force that’s nearly unstoppable.
Nearly because they have occasionally been stopped, and had their shows shut down for any number of reasons, the main one being: They’re on a roll right now, and who wouldn’t want to pack in a venue to see them? While at The COMPLEX Complex at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, we somehow managed to catch a few of them at once, in one place: A$AP Ferg,A$AP Ant, A$AP Twelvy, and A$AP Nast. Check the video above to hear them talk about how the Mob holds it down during their live performances, and what it’s like when things get a little too crazy.
A$AP Ferg talks with us about A$AP Mob, working with some of rap history’s best, writing poetry in junior high, and getting turnt up in Portland.
Fresh off the the release of his new visuals for See Me, A$AP Ant aka YG Addie takes on Que’s club banger OG Bobby Johnson. Get to know more about him below:
Name: YG ADDIE. LIL FACE TAT. A$AP ANT
From: Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland
Inspired by: Inspired by my bro, pops, moms and anybody out doing what they wanna do in life and getting money by doing it.
Musical influences: A lot cause I was born in 93 so my big bro Dj Nick (@djnickmarino) put me on DJ Clue tapes, Diplomats I mean everything. Since I can remember I had Cory Guns & Lord Tariq uptown single on tape cassette. First beef song I listen to was Beanie Sigel vs Jadakiss, so I experienced a lot of the late 90s & early 00s. Went from bumping No Limit to Cash Money to Hot Boyz to Rocafella type shit, so every era from late 90s to early 00s we was bumping it. I remember being young as fuck just listening to the lyrics & actually getting what they meant, ahead of my time I guess. Prodigy from Mobb Deep also in my top three rappers of all time.
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@AmikaMeanz; journalist & contributor of The Known Unknown interviews the fun & boisterous A$AP FERG & A$AP MOB while in town in Toronto. They chat about music, life & New York. Support underground talent. Be sure to pick up all of A$AP FERG’s music. Shot by @AIGPro. Secondary camera by Kristopher Robertson.
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While in Miami, Ferg sat down with Kc Chopz of 1st Class Films and talked talked about the mob album and crazy tour stories.
Part 2 to Ferg’s interview with Kc Chopz while in Miami, on the Turnt x Burnt Tour. A$AP Ferg speaks on the Trinidad James x NYC Rapper controversy.
Ferg talks TDE, Flatbush Zombies and the upcoming generation of rappers. Whose up next from the mob. Twelvy and Nast’s rapping styles and more.
As ANDPOP’s Simon Mohos would soon learn, travelling light isn’t an option for the A$AP Mob.
Founded in Harlem, the hip hop collective boasts a long list of talent that include music producers and rappers, most notably rapper A$AP Rocky. Together they’ve cultivated a lifestyle that celebrates hip hop, high fashion and art in a uniquely New York sense.
Simon caught up with a couple of members of the A$AP Mob to try and get a glimpse of what the A$AP Life is like. In a Toronto boutique crowded by fans of the collective, he goes through their Instagram feeds and gives A$AP Ferg, A$AP Ant, A$AP Twelvy and A$AP Illz the #NoFilter treatment. They tell our host what it’s like to get inducted into the mob, reminisce over a memorable souvenir and what being a trap lord is all about.
How did A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast turn up on Christmas morning in their childhood? What was Ferg’s favorite gifts and which gifts pissed Nast off?
Inspired by his hit song, ‘Shabba,’ A$AP Ferg sits down with TheBoombox.com editor Georgette Cline to share his tips for short people.
In this Interview with Montreality, A$AP Ferg speaks about:
– His ultimate fetish (0:19)
– The type of student he was at school (0:54)
– Jobs he had as a teenager growing up (1:27)
– His 1st big paycheck (1:53)
– Whether or not he enjoys reading (2:15)
– What he would call his book, if he were to write one (2:32)
– What he was in a previous lifetime (2:43)
– His favorite cartoon character (2:56)
– His favorite videogame (3:19)
– The realest shxt he ever wrote (3:31)
– A$AP Mob “L.O.R.D.” EP (4:02)
– PHARRELL being the A$AP Mob’s godfather (4:29)
– DRAKE being his 1st industry co-sign (4:57)
– The way the media portrays DMX (5:45)
– RIHANNA being a “Regular Chick” (6:40)
– Near-death experiences (6:59)
– His message to the youth (8:52)