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In the midst of a crazy ‘business as usual’ schedule, A$AP Ferg has been nonstop from the jump in 2016.
From performing at last week’s Yams Day to being on the road for the past month and then some alongside G-Eazy, to preparing his new album, Always Strive And Prosper, Ferg is sitting at the brink of a glorious year.
As part of the When It’s Dark Out tour (supporting G-Eazy’s new album of the same name) Terminal 5 was blessed with three sold-out shows this past week and the crowd was introduced to a new side of Ferg. While still performing fan favorites from his debut Trap Lord, Ferg also delivered some new fire, such as “New Level,” his single with Future and his Yams-dedicated track, “Tatted Angel.” His dedication to the late A$AP Yams made for a powerful moment on stage, as images of his fallen brother were projected on a large screen behind him and the audience swayed their cell phones in the air paying respect.
Written from the heart, “Tatted Angel” was the first song A$AP Ferg released in over a year, and is also foreshadowing to a more personal side the rapper promises to show in Always Strive And Prosper, which is still awaiting its official release date announcement.
Backstage after closing his Terminal 5 set out with his sign off, “Love, Peace, & A$AP,” Ferg was shown love from his family, friends and crew, with his mother and uncle in the building as well. While asking his friends to give him a minute so he can chat with The Source, a friend jokingly asked him, “So, when did you realize you could rap?”
“I was in front of the mirror and I said, damn you handsome!,” Ferg replied, laughing. “What can match with this handsome?”
While Ferg does have the time of his life with every show, he handles his business seriously. Dipping out rapidly following our conversation in order to make perfect timing to join G-Eazy back on stage, it became clear our interview was the first time the rapper sat down all day.
Check out our exclusive Q+A below and keep your eyes open for the announcement regarding the release date for Always Strive And Prosper.
Continue reading on The Source.
He was Trap Lord on the last album, but now A$AP Ferg sounds like he’s entering Hood Pope terrain this go around. And by “go around,” we mean the trails currently leading toward his brand new studio album, Always Strive And Prosper.
In between crafting behind the scene work on projects like his Traplord x adi-Ease Collection and a slew of art projects (more on that later), the A$AP Mob firebrand has also been busy finishing up the long-awaited sophomore project, which will arrive via RCA/Polo Grounds/A$AP Worldwide.
This month will mark two and a half years since the release of Trap Lord, his debut album, but as Ferg tells REVOLT the new LP is well worth the wait.”
Continue reading on REVOLT.
FIVE YEARS AGO WHILE LIVING IN NEW YORK, I met a kid with gold grills and french braids who told me I had to watch his new music video. The video wasn’t out yet, he just showed me a cut of it on an iPad. The video was Peso and the kid with the gold teeth was A$AP Rocky. Since meeting Rocky that night I have spent a lot of time with the him traveling and documenting his career. We recently sat down during the Rocky and Tyler (the Creator) tour to talk with him about what’s been going on and what he has coming up in the near future. Interview and photos by Brock Fetch
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Among the many things the A$AP Mob rapper talks about are his artist father and his own definition of himself as an all-round creative. “I’m an innovator,” is what the Harlem hip-hop star prefers. Ferg talks, too, about his relationship with Skrillex and how important it is to avoid following the herd in order to, says Ferg, take “your sonics to the next level.”
It’s a fascinating insight into the minds of one of the world’s most hyped rappers ahead of the release of his second album, Always Strive And Prosper, later in 2016.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more exclusive .Wav Files interviews from BADBADNOTGOOD, MS MR, The Neighbourhood and more.
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A$AP Rocky drops by Ebro in the Morning and talks Yams Day, Forbes, Mom, Travis Scott, album and more!
A$AP Ferg talks to the Ebro In The Morning crew about his struggles after losing A$AP Yams, his new album, what frustrates him most in music, and more.
Of the whole A$AP Mob, the Harlem-based hip-hop and fashion collective, A$AP Ferg is known as the most personable one. Funny and gracious in interviews, Ferg is someone you want to root for. Since the death of his good friend A$AP Yams last year, the 27-year-old rapper has spent much of the past few months working on projects that illustrate his wide-ranging interests outside of hip-hop. — from painting, to designing shoes, to creating rugs. Yes, rugs. This past Monday, Ferg unveiled his new Traplord rug at an event thrown by Fancy. He also released a new song, “Tatted Angel,” earlier this week, which discusses his feelings about the death of his good friend Yams.
Before his performance on Monday night, Ferg sat down with Maxim to discuss his new album (coming out in 2016), maturing as an artist, and painting with Swizz Beatz.
Continue reading on MAXIM.
VIBE caught up with A$AP Ferg at Art Basel 2015 in Miami to talk about his new adidas Skateboarding collaboration and more.
Tyler Grosso is that little emo kid in the corner at the party who gets more girls than pretty much everyone without even trying. He’s also a member of the infamous A$AP Mob and the founder of his own brand, Superrradical. He’s also probably one of the last people you would ever expected to do a podcast but I put in a few calls and made it happen. I got Tyler to tell me his entire story including some never before heard details about bootlegging Odd Future merch, being homeless, getting temporarily kicked out of A$AP and why he hates Travis Scott. All in all a great interview even though the video cut out towards the end.
00:30 Growing up
04:00 Making fake Odd Future merch
13:40 Meeting Yams
22:00 Sleeping on the floor
25:00 Asking people to wear your shirts
26:50 RIP Yams
34:00 Super Radical
39:00 Moving to California
57:00 Ass Pizza checks in
59:30 The Players Club
1:02:00 Getting kicked out of A$AP temporarily
1:05:00 Raider Klan beef
1:07:30 Why he hates Travis Scott
A$AP Rocky joins Semtex at Maida Vale to talk about making his newest album and the different direction he’s taken to his first release. “With the first one it was just really all about singles,” says Rocky. “I’m a mainstream household figure at this point,” he explains as his reason for the change in direction.
He also explains how he’s designing his own live shows and discusses which Grime artists could crack the American market…
ASAP Ferg tells MTV News’ Nadeska Alexis about his new adidas Skateboarding collection inspired by A$AP Yams, working with Future and his sophomore album Always Strive And Prosper.
0:00 – The vibe of Ferg’s forthcoming Always Strive And Prosper
1:07 – Ferg’s beginnings as a clothing designer
1:27 – The inspiration behind Ferg’s new Traplord x adidas adi-Ease collaboration
2:33 – On his background as a visual artist and his new A$AP Yams-inspired painting
3:49 – Ferg remembers his friend Yams
5:06 – Rocky’s Cozy Tapes and the current state of A$AP Mob since Yams’ passing
6:38 – On moving beyond the world of hip hop into other genres and artistic disciplines
8:03 – Always Strive And Prosper album details, with production by Pharrell, 40 and many more
9:53 – How DJ Khalil brought together the sounds of so many different producers to form a cohesive album
10:55 – On directing the video for Future’s “Thought It Was A Drought” at Spike Lee’s house
11:33 – Album release plan and next single called “New Levels” feat. Future
Via MTV News.