V Magazine Gets To Know A$AP Ferg

@Djordje / 18 Sep, 2019

Thirty seconds into small talk with A$AP Ferg, aka the Trap Lord aka the Hood Pope, the rapper offers the opportunity to model his new merch. As fashion-forward as he is gregarious, Ferg is one of the most visible ambassadors of A$AP Mob, the internationally lauded hip-hop collective of Harlem creatives like A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$ and Playboy Carti, that he calls “family.” If the Mob is the heart of Harlem’s art scene, Ferg represents its most visible artery—which can be a lot of pressure. Ferg recently found himself on the precipice of giving it all up; he never envisioned a career as a famous rapper, and as such, label politics meant the artist felt as though he was “whoring [himself] out” in the interest of, essentially, his favorite hobby. But after multiple platinum records and recent maturation, the 30-year-old plans to finally return to his Renaissance-man roots.

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