A$AP Ferg Interview with Highsnobiety

@Djordje / 27 Nov, 2020

I’ve heard it said that turning 32 is one of those difficult, middle-age milestones where people suddenly feel self-conscious about what they’ve achieved in life and the road ahead. Not A$AP Ferg. The week before we were initially due to chat, the call was pushed back after the rapper chose to celebrate his birthday with an impromptu trip to Belize, because why not? Today, he’s back in America, taking shelter from the bleak New York autumn in Los Angeles, where the sun, seemingly mocking me in gloomy Berlin, creates a lens flare at varying times during our FaceTime call that takes place outside a recording studio. These are good times for Darold Durard Brown Ferguson Jr., and he’s not taking them for granted.

“One, it’s only a number to me. Secondly, I love the fact I’m blessed to get older,” he explains.“I have friends that got killed, who are not here today. So it’s definitely a blessing to reach 32 years old.” Thinking about death can sometimes be paralyzingly awful, but its capacity to humble a person is at least one small consolation.

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