A$AP Ferg is ready for his close-up.
Becoming one of the more recognizable names in the A$AP Mob has been no easy task for Harlem-made rapper A$AP Ferg. Not only does he have to tiptoe in and out of the shadow of the group’s most famous member, A$AP Rocky, he has to differentiate himself from the rest of the collective which has 1o other members.
Yes, strength is in numbers. But being in a clique so deep [with each person sharing the same moniker] can also be a hinderance. Fortunately for Ferg, he has found a way to not only standout in his own crew, but in Hip-Hop period.
His debut album Trap Lord gave us two hits with “Shabba” and “Work” and went on to become one of the surprisingly better albums of 2013. The feedback even shocked Ferg to a degree. He won the Rookie Of The Year Award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards but didn’t go because he didn’t think he was going to win.
Fast forward to now, A$AP Ferg expects to win at everything. He has his own adidas shoe and a successful clothing line. His new album Always Strive And Prosper strays from the youthful braggadocio of his debut, and veers more into his personal life and growth as a man and artist.
As he gears up for a European tour this summer, A$AP Ferg is poised to make the A$AP brand even bigger by making himself bigger too.
Find out more about Ferg in our exclusive Q&A on the next page.
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