For his latest, A$AP Ferg drops off a new visual for ‘Uzi Gang’, which features Lil Uzi Vert and Marty Baller and is taken from his somewhat-underrated album Always Strive & Prosper. Some additional good news, Ferg is already at work on a follow-up project titled Still Striving.
A$AP Mob is busy. In addition to A$AP Rocky’s big release and the forthcoming Cozy Tapes project, A$AP Ferg had a big drop of his own — the official remix to ‘New Level’, which sees him and Future joined by Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert. On this version, Ferg gets into the current social injustice happening in America, which Rocky and Vert stick to the usual script (money, drugs and women).
This past Saturday saw the Hip-Hop-based Woo Hah! Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, which boasted the likes of Action Bronson, Skepta, Little Simz, Vic Mensa and more. One of the acts — A$AP Ferg — made sure to bless the fans with some on-stage surprises, as he was joined by A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Tyler, The Creator and (festival headliner) ScHoolboy Q.
Every year, London’s Wireless Festival maintains its standing that the city’s top event with its slew of top tier acts; this year, it’s being headlined by Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, J. Cole, Boy Better Know & Kygo. Those names set aside, we’d like to shed some light on other acts those attending might want to make time for:
While building quite the fan base, Chicago’s Vic Mensa has maintained a pretty low level of fame ever since breaking out onto the Hip-Hop scene alongside the likes of Chance The Rapper; more recently, the Roc Nation signee has been focusing his energy on social justice with charged-up records to match. Expect Mensa to be one of the artists to shake things up on stage, especially in light of England’s latest political issues. [Friday, 8th July]
We feel that A$AP Ferg is getting the slept-on treatment: his latest album, Always Strive And Prosper, is easily one of the best albums to drop this year. His live show is no joke either: like his fellow A$AP Mob members, Ferg knows how to get a crowd (no matter how big) turned up to maximum levels. Don’t sleep on his set. [Saturday, 9th July]
Boy Better Know
If there’s a group of people that’s brought Grime to the international stage, it’s Boy Better Know, who have been tearing up festivals all over the planet in the last couple of years. Don’t be left out of the bunch — when Skepta (especially Skepta), Jme, Jammer, Shorty, Frisco and Solo 45 (not to mention Wiley, if you wanna really be literal about it) take the stage, you’ll hear the crowd singing/rapping every word. These guys definitely deserve the headline banner this go ’round. [Sunday, 10th July]
[BONUS: Section Boyz — who perform on the same night — have been shelling as well!]
Bugzy Malone has solidified himself as one of the premiere Grime artist out right now, thanks to certain releases such as Walk With Me and the more recent Facing Time, which contains some of the coldest, most personal tracks heard thus far. We’re definitely interested to see how the Manchester native will project that depth on stage. [Saturday, 9th July]
Boy…if there’s a young emcee out there that’s set to take the throne, it’s Long Beach, CA’s Vince Staples. If you’ve heard his debut album Summertime ’06 (or anything else prior, really), you already know — Staples ability to bring you into his world with raw lyricism and dark, vivid storytelling is something to behold. He’s no stranger to the festival stage, either.
BONUS: Big Sean [Sunday, 10th July]. Honestly, we just want to see if Jhené Aiko will take to the stage to keep tongues wagging, so to speak.
Following the Big Sean-assisted ‘World Is Mine’, A$AP Ferg doubles-back with another new visual for ‘Back Hurt’, the bonus track from Always Strive And Prosper which features Migos. It also functions as the latest entry in A$AP Mob’s #WavyWednesday series.
During last light’s BET Awards (of which Skepta won Best International Act!), A$AP Ferg premiered a new visual for his single ‘The World Is Mine’, which features Big Sean; the cut can be found on the Harlemite’s highly-slept-on album Always Strive And Prosper.
You can check out more from the weekend festivities — including award winners, red carpet and live performance action — over at BET.
For his latest, A$AP Ferg and the rest of the Mob pay tribute to A$AP Yams in the new visual for ‘Yammy Gang’, which also features Tatiana Paulino. The track is taken from Ferg’s highly, highly-slept-on album Always Strive And Prosper, which you can pick up here.
UPDATE: Ferg’s equally-recent The Breakfast Club interview added below.
A$AP Ferg recently stopped by HOT 97’s Ebro In The Morning to speak on his new album Always Strive And Prosper (a sick album if you haven’t yet heard it). He also addressed the lack of proper support received for the release, getting props from the likes of Kanye West, his current relationship with the rest of the A$AP Mob and more.
Following the release of Always Strive And Prosper, A$AP Ferg blesses the masses with a bonus track titled ‘Don’t Mind’, which features fellow New Yorkers French Montana and Fabolous. Check it out below.
Today, A$AP Ferg unveils a final visual from Always Strive And Prosper before tomorrow’s release — an in-studio blend for ‘FLEM’, produced by Pro Era member Kirk Knight. The track sees him speaking on many of his more recent accomplishments (shoe deals, festivals and more).