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A$AP FERG: Oh definitely, but I don’t feel like it’s — but I think that’s classism. Inspired by his hit single with Nicki Minaj, “Plain Jane,” Ferg told attendees at ComplexCon Chicago he would collaborate with more women.

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ASAP FERGA$AP Mob headline The Rave on Thursday, Oct. I think it’s a cult-like thing with the whole racist people. I think they so caught up in it that they don’t get — they just so busy reacting they don’t really get a chance to think about what’s actually going down. Because whoever is pushing this agenda of people being racist, they like, “Yo. Keep doing it. Keep doing it. Yeah. Yeah.” And they all together rooting and rooting. But the moment that person steps away from that group of people and they get to experience it by themselves. They gon’ feel it.

A$AP FERG: I posted a picture on Instagram and I didn’t have the grills in my mouth. And I was smiling. And all the girls was like, “Oh you don’t need to wear those. Stop wearing grills.” And all of this. And I was like — I like my grills. They very shiny. But I’ll keep the grills at home for the next interview.

So, like, I’m talking about a lot of those subjects on that album. I’m talking about commitment issues. I’m talking about the whole Ferguson thing. That’s on the last song. I’m just talking — I’m touching base on real things cause what I wanted to do — the whole reason why we haven’t been putting music out — or, like, it seemed like it was a big gap with the Mob putting out music — was because we was supposed to put out an album. We released “Trillmatic” and one of Twelvyy records and videos and we never put out the album after that because we felt like it wasn’t right. So it was a big gap left so that’s why I put out that mixtape to show people my growth and me as a person.

United by their like-minded vision of creating high quality and heartfelt products, AGOLDE and A$AP Ferg have teamed up to create a capsule collection for spring. The collection draws inspiritation from A$AP Ferg’s favorite old pair of jeans that have seen him through tours, appearances, and plenty of BMX bike rides.

ASAP Rocky was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden, in early July 2019, after a video clip surfaced of the rapper and his entourage fighting two men in the street. Rocky posted additional footage to Instagram, which showed his crew repeatedly asking the two men to stop following them. Despite his claims of self-defense — and an attempted intervention by President Donald Trump — Rocky was deemed a flight risk and confined to a detention center until he could stand trial for assault.

A$AP FERG: Likewise. MUHAMMAD: Yeah. So, he’s just like — he’s the king of, for me, hip-hop production in terms of the organic aspect of it, not the electronic aspect of it but just the organic aspect. A$AP FERG: But! But! But. I understand where you coming from. Like, cause we coming from like a — we just — I’m old school. I’m an old school dude.

But as a teenager, Ferguson, who attended art and design school, had other ambitions as well. He ordered business cards that said he designed jewelry, did silk screening, created logos, and was a rapper. One of his friends told him that no one would take him seriously when he was trying to do so many things at once, but Ferguson disagreed.

Microphone Check sat down with ASAP Ferg in February, just before he released the video for ” Doe-Active ,” a song off his November mixtape, Ferg Forever The pillar of New York’s ASAP Mob spoke about his aesthetic choices, the way he imagines our far off future and what he’s learned from Missy Elliott.

The ASAP Foundation runs seminars for middle and high school students with recording and multimedia artists who advise the young people find their hidden talents. Proceeds from the gala and auction will be used to fund social media campaigns promoting realistic and judgment-free education and awareness of substance use and abuse.

A$AP FERG: Like “Hood Pope.” It’s not really bass-y like that. “Cocaine Castle.” Or like — only songs really with bass is probably like “Shabba” and “Work.” That’s the obvious songs. MUHAMMAD: That you would want to be. I’m like, where’s the love in that. You know. And that’s — but that — there’s — it’s rooted to where we are now, which is why I ask the question.

Like I tell every — like, I put Marty on, my little — my hypeman. He want to rap and all of that. He got his own little crew. I’m like, “Aight. You got to be the leader of your crew. You got to get your cameraman. You got to do all of this and you got to do the work and become a leader.” Like, “I don’t want you to be my hypeman on tour next year.” That’s a goal that we got. You know what I’m saying? And then if I put my cousin on as my assistant. “Yo. Now it’s your responsibility to put your people’s on.” And we all live around the same neighborhood or from the same neighborhood. Next thing you know my whole neighborhood is out of the hood.

A$AP Ferg is taking merch to a new level. Forget logo hoodies and dad hats; the rapper is upgrading to duvet covers and bath towels with his first home goods collection. Though seemingly offbeat, the project is literally close to home for Ferg—he’ll debut the products in Harlem, his hometown, with a pop-up shop fashioned after his own apartment.

In another callback to Dapper Dan’s generation, Ferg recalls how for A$AP Rocky’s Peso” music video, they were still a bunch of kids from Harlem rolling dice and hitting up the corner store, but now decked out in their own signature style. In those days, the A$AP Mob was known for wearing all-black outfits with an exaggerated gothic edge, accented by aggressive kicks from Raf Simons, Rick Owens and Jeremy Scott for adidas.

It’s royal. I like to think with the logo and everything, that’s our badge of honor with the doves and everything like that. We kept it very subtle, we didn’t want to be too loud with everything. So whenever you see like a logo everywhere, it’s basically embossed into the fabric of the garment. ‘Cause I hate everything being logos, I’m very much more into the fit, the way it builds and the coziness. So I don’t want to bombard it with too much things. I want it to be very minimal and colors will make it pop and the fabric will make people fall in love with it. It’s very minimal, but at the same time gives you touch of the Traplord flavor.

The Harlem rapper released his “Floor Seats” EP in August. His first album since 2017’s “Still Striving,” the new EP features collaborations with ASAP Rocky, City Girls, Rico Nasty and Anthabee. The YEDI tour kicks off Nov. 7 in Pittsburgh, before stopping in Chicago, Seattle, Houston and NYC. Special guests Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO will also perform in these cities as well in San Francisco for the show on Nov. 26.

A$AP FERG: Like, who got the biggest money. So we gon’ keep these — we gon’ oppress these people. They don’t get nothing. And it’s a pyramid. That’s how the pyramid work. You need — everybody plays a position. You need all of these soldiers or whatever to keep the big man up there. I want to be the big man. I don’t want to be like these guys holding the big man up.

There’s nothing remotely novel about a rapper charting his rise from humble beginnings; it’s some of the most well-trodden territory in hip-hop. But Ferg’s telling of his success tale is distinguished by his novelistic attention to family. He populates the album with relatives: his mother; his grandmothers; his uncle Psycho—a wild card who roamed the neighborhood in an army coat with a22 caliber in his boot, sometimes fighting in the park for money.

MUHAMMAD: And I’m just wondering, when you say in the Internet there’s no racism and everything is like one genre, which is how I tend to view the world through my rose-colored glasses — I also look at the effects that the music has on the people. And there comes a point in time where, you know, you’re telling the world a part of what is happening that they may not necessarily see but then, at some point, it becomes so fantastical that the artist is missing the real picture.

But as far as like my business and putting it out there, I’m the same exact way because I didn’t — you got to mind you — I didn’t want to be the rapper. I thought rapping was corny. Like, “Ah, I’m not about to be a corny-ass rapper wearing the big chains and doing this and doing that.” Until Rocky showed me that you could be a cool rapper and change the game and be innovative with it.


MUHAMMAD: Just make it such an impression that the love — and true love is — people are able to feel that through the generations. Ferguson started his first business selling T-shirts in junior high school, and made shirts for music artists like Jadakiss after being taught silk-screen printing by his father.

MUHAMMAD: And I understand your artistry and I respect it. That goes beyond the music. A$AP FERG: I mean, that just happened to be that. The producers made it like that. But it wasn’t specific. I didn’t ask for more bass or anything like that.

Most in the wider public know Ferguson by his rap moniker, A$AP Ferg, and the hit songs he’s made both as a solo artist and with his New York-based crew, A$AP Mob. But within the industry, Ferguson is known for the breadth of projects and businesses he’s been involved in, which stretch from fashion to music to art (his latest painting was a self-portrait that pictured a fried egg to represent his brain on drugs).

Ferg says he’s excited to get back on the road and perform for his fans. Music may be front and center at the moment, but he admits he’s never one to limit his artistic expression. He likes keeping his options open.

That’s going to have a lot of dope songs, a lot of turn-up records, I’m excited to drop that. It’s pretty much done already, all the samples are getting cleared. I’m working on videos and visuals for these songs, so as soon as we get further along with that process, we should have another project out. So I’m presuming it should be somewhere during tour or right on the leg of getting out of tour.

A$AP FERG: Well, when I used to take the train a lot, like before, I used to sleep. I used to put my head in my lap all the time. Just so people — like, I’d be sleeping on the train and then by the time I hear my stop, I’d get up and just leave. But sometimes I’ve gotten people stand over me like, “Yo, I was just listening to your song. I was just listening to ‘Kissin’ Pink.’ Yo, you blacked on that song with,” like, whoever I was on the song with. So I mean, it’s cool but it was weird at first because it’s like, “Damn. I can’t take the train no more.” So that’s when I stopped taking the train. But like just recently this week, I, like, been taking the train and it’s been cool.

Ferg: I think New York has had a lot of energy for a long time. You’ve got to think about it. You’ve really got to think about the history of this place and its artists. It creates this vibration that’s real special.

Ferg says he’d always been fascinated by celebrity, but in the wake of Plain Jane” going double-platinum, he’s found himself re-evaluating fame and, more importantly, how people react to it. I feel like now with so much social media it’s like some people are living life as a TV show as opposed to just really living life,” he says. It’s why he felt it essential to release Verified,” a throbbing new single that takes aim at those whose self-worth is tied up in the blue check” next to their name on social media services like Twitter and Instagram.

Three years after the release of his previous studio album, ASAP Rocky followed in May 2018 with the long-awaited Testing. Featuring such collaborators as Kid Cudi, French Montana, Kodak Black and Frank Ocean , the album drew mixed reviews, with some critics questioning the cohesiveness of the music and ideas put forth, though most credited the rapper for his attempts at experimentation.


It’s very important for everybody – we should talk to somebody. We all need community. I’ve learned to not be so macho and talk to my mom, my family, my uncle, and it makes you feel like that people are there to support you, no matter what, because this world can be a huge pressure, especially if you a huge artist, or even a janitor. It’s a pressure that’s put on you, because you’re trying to support your family. Anxiety is a real thing.

KELLEY: Talking about pleasure and making people want to feel good, a criticism of your music could be that it is so aggressive that it’s off-putting. Or that it makes people feel bad. It makes people feel under attack in some way.

Venus: Do you feel like New York is still the place that has the most creative spirit of American cities? A lot of people still come here to chase the dream of being an artist. A$AP FERG: No. My vision for the future is — you’ll have to buy my album to see.

So, like, I’m talking about a lot of those subjects on that album. I’m talking about commitment issues. I’m talking about the whole Ferguson thing. That’s on the last song. I’m just talking — I’m touching base on real things cause what I wanted to do — the whole reason why we haven’t been putting music out — or, like, it seemed like it was a big gap with the Mob putting out music — was because we was supposed to put out an album. We released “Trillmatic” and one of Twelvyy records and videos and we never put out the album after that because we felt like it wasn’t right. So it was a big gap left so that’s why I put out that mixtape to show people my growth and me as a person.


But the high fashion houses they aspired to wear weren’t even speaking to the same audience as their music. Enter Dapper Dan, who opened his boutique at 43 125th Street in 1982. Like many of his customers that happened to be rappers, he was sampling street-ready silhouettes and mixing in pops of high fashion.

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