For the column's final installment, Abe Beame evaluates the talents of the A$AP Mob star.
A$AP Ferg’s Road to Fame February 8, 2016
A$ap Ferg mourns Yams and celebrates our most notorious girl group.
“My jewelry gold like the tokens at Chuck E. Cheese.” Quoth semi-professional gemologist, Jeffrey Williams. Thug raps like he’s only been eating weed brownies, Strawberry syrup and soda and molly for the last six months. His insides probably look like rotting pumpkin, but his raps are box cutter sharp. Wayne is the most obvious analogue, […]
Abe Beame does not tread lightly. With Trap Lord, Darold Ferguson Jr. introduces some much needed chaos to the A$AP universe. It’s bizarre, ugly and fascinating at every turn, fronted by an emotive wild card with a wildly malleable flow. The first member of the A$AP Mob to drop a solo record is able to […]
Dancehall revival: I am here for you. Between Yeezus, Fergenstein’s Shabba Ranks tribute and that Mavado track from the French Montana record, you could probably string together a tenuous case that dancehall-tinged rap  is back. Even Action Bronson has incorporated the badman lick-a-shot toaster flow into his jar of drugs. When you think about it, […]
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Ask Slava P about hockey right now and you will get cross-checked. One day, in the not too distant future, we’ll look back on the A$AP Mob with fond memory. As your read this, there are no doubt children in high-school who are digesting every song in A$AP Rocky’s catalog, pouring over each lyric and […]
Will Hagle is extremely pro-Saffron Busta got Arab Money. The A$AP Mob sips Persian wine. One of A$AP Ferg’s solo tracks from last year’s Lords Never Worry mixtape, Ferg takes a note from Pusha T’s new playbook. He believes there’s a Lord above him, he’s just the Lord of everything else. Or at least he’s […]
A$AP, Rocko, & The Mack April 18, 2013
The Max Julien #1 Draft Pick was Camp Lo, who forged an entire career out of the fur coats and the 24 karat-flash of The Mack. Pimp C probably also picked up a few pointers from the wardrobe specialist better known as Goldie. And you know Curren$y made a killing out of kicking similarly simplistic […]
Out of the A$AP Mob, Ferg was the only obvious lottery pick. His verse on “Kissin’ Pink” was probably the most memorable on LiveLoveA$AP, combining the flow of Freestyle Fellowship’s P.E.A.C.E. with body surfing lessons given by the lionized and lost Max B. On “40 Below,” he “borrows” the flow of B.I.G. and channels unremembered […]
Lords Never Worry finally drops, boasting the least Jewish name for a rap record since Nigga Please. I am of the Semitic mindset that worrying is often a supremely effective artistic technique. It forces you to quit or improve. But rap and writing are wholly different entities. Drake is the most neurotic rapper of all-time […]