Pace Bowden // REVOLT
NEW YORK, NY—Last night (April 14) we went to a new level with A$AP Ferg at his album listening session for his sophomore LP, Always Strive and Prosper.
Ferg appeared melancholy at first, but he later explained he was simply under the weather. Never-the-less the Harlem native showed the attendees the spirit behind his latest project, channelled through the exciting dance moves of his Uncle Psycho. Starting the event with family values that foreshadowed the music we later enjoyed, Ferg kept his friends and family close, introducing each member in attendance, as well as A$AP Yam's mother.
From start to finish he exposed his emotional attachment to his fan base and a side we hadn't seen before in his new music music. He repeatedly calling this experience a rebirth. Here, REVOLT provides few other things we learned about A$AP Ferg through his new tunes.
Ferg talks about his roots on 143rd street, which, specifically as he remembers it, has since burned down. With that narrative alone one can imagine the crazy environment and the experience of living there. Ferg amplifies that with descriptive perspective on his upbringing over a paralyzing beat.
The journey through Ferg's life becomes more gritty yet intimate as he recalls the life lessons and stories of his Uncle Psycho. Paying homage to all the street smarts he gave him. Better than a book.
It's only right that Ferg puts on with the Mob on a song dedicated to Yams. Not to mention the deep bass and synchronized clap that makes everyone in the room go up, well, to a new level.
Ferg enlists both his mother and Chuck D to collaborate on this soulful track. Using his organic flow Ferg speaks about building better communities and calls himself the "Ghetto Apostle."
"Don't Let Go"
Transitioning into a personal account of romance, Ferg recalls the loss of a recent relationship due to his dedication to music. He is very honest about his role
Throughout the entire event A$AP Ferg was social with the audience, displaying the importance of his work. He shared a plethora of intimate moments related to his album. But there are also a bunch of summertime bangers with features on the way, too, including Future, Fabolous, French Montana and Migos. You're definitely going to be banging his album.